HOW TO KNOW GOD’S PURPOSE FOR YOUR LIFE.
Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: Matthew 7:7 (KJV).
The surest way to know God’s purpose for your life is to ask God. Some make the mistake of asking their Pastors, Prophets, Seers, or even their friends. How do you expect these people to give you the accurate answer when it wasn’t them who created you? God is all knowing and there is nothing hidden from Him. All you ever need to know about yourself and destiny, lies in God’s hands. Go ahead and ask God why he created you. Tell Him you want to know your purpose here on earth, so you can start aligning with it. When asking, be consistent until you hear clearly from Him.
Secondly, you can know God’s purpose for your life by taking a close look at your gifts or talents. For example, if you love singing and are good at it, it may be a pointer to the fact that you’ve been called to be a worshipper. If you’re the type that loves praying and you’ve compassion towards others, it may be an indicator that you’re an intercessor. Also, if you love helping or assisting others, perhaps you’ve been called into the ministry of helps. Some love teaching and admonishing others, maybe theirs is the teaching ministry.
These are just a few examples to help us understand how our passion or talents could lead us into discovering God’s purpose for our lives.
The third way of knowing God’s purpose for your life is through your spiritual head, for example your mentor, pastor or cleric. God may choose to reveal his plans for you through your spiritual head. These men and women of God may encourage you to pursue the path God has revealed to them, so it’s now left for you to seek God’s face for confirmation. It’s not good to just rely on what anyone says about your calling. It’s better to also hear from God about these things, in case trials and tribulations arise in your life as a result of choosing to pursue your purpose here on earth. You’ll always remember that you heard God clearly and the path you’ve chosen aligns with his plans for you.
Lastly, one of the ways of knowing God’s purpose for your life is by always having a reoccurring dream. You may find yourself in dreams always doing the same act. Maybe when you dream, you often see yourself praying for the sick, that may suggest healing ministry. How about those who always find themselves preaching in the dream?, that’s evangelism ministry.
You may discover your purpose through other ways which haven’t been mentioned here, but most importantly is to make hay while the sun shines. Time waits for no one. Serve God in your youth. Not when your body is weak and frail. It’s possible to serve God at old age, but we both know that the experience isn’t the same.