11 Jul Purpose
I am not sure who God is calling me to write to this morning, but I know it’s one of you. Purpose is something we all struggle with at some point in our lives. As you enter into a new season of life, your purpose changes. Purpose is especially a difficult topic in college and once you make the transition into a new season of life from a high school or college graduate. A new season could mean a new location and starting over, making new friends, finding new community, rediscovering your purpose. Your destiny remains the same and it’s something that Jesus calls you to as y’all walk through life together, but your purpose can be different things throughout the seasons of your life.
You want control, you want to know what you’re doing, how you’re going to do it, you want a divine master plan, and the final destination on the road map. What should I major in, what will my career be, is taking this class a waste, will I marry this person, when will I get a boyfriend or girlfriend? Most things in life we can’t prepare for, but God prepares us for the things he guides us into in his perfect time. I hate to break it to you, but it’s about the journey, not the destination. You are not in control, you’re in the drivers seat listening to the passenger for directions. The passenger is Jesus.
Every day, you have to set aside time to get in the word and spend time with Jesus. The lord will reveal his plans and your purpose on his timing, not yours. Through spending quality time in prayer and in the word with Jesus, he will highlight things that will connect an event or person to your purpose during the day. Had you not spend time with the lord that morning, those events or people would not be evident as a connector to your purpose. It’s not a coincidence, it’s a God thing- part of his master plan, God is speaking to you through an event or person. I find that the lord loves to speak my purpose to me through relationships with other people and astounding opportunities.
Every experience you endure isn’t a waste, it’s a piece of the puzzle to God’s master plan. Anything that happens on your journey, God gave permission for that season or event to occur. Your passions are not a mistake, they point towards your purpose. They’re engrained in you from the time your born and the lord wires you with his plan for your life in mind. Passion fuels purpose.
God created us to be in relationship with him. Secondly, he created to have relationships with other people. Everyone has a piece of the puzzle- the puzzle being God’s master plan. You must have strong community and relationships with other Christians because you can’t fulfill your purpose or do life alone- you weren’t meant to. First and foremost is your relationship with Christ as everything else falls into place when you are focused on Jesus.
Spending time with Jesus gives you peace, and you go along the journey of life with ease. Peace is freedom and relaxation, living out your purpose with joy and ease. God doesn’t necessarily care where you go to college or your career title at wherever, but that you’re focused on your relationship with him throughout the journey and glorifying him along the way. With peace comes contentment and finding joy always despite circumstances in the extraordinary gift of life.