I have to break something to you…
Your purpose won’t be found in the arrival. You find it in the process. In the middle of the unknown. In the sleepless nights and all of your fears. It’s there, where you are awakened to your destiny. When nothing seems to make sense, let alone look like what you are believing for.
How many times do we get a word from God, only to immediately after face opposition? God gives us dreams, but he also puts us through the process so we can be prepared for the promise of the dream. He does this to refine us and make us more like him. He knows if he gave us the dream too soon, it might crush us. It’s out of His love, that he causes us to wait.
He promises to “withhold no good thing.” So if you feel that He is withholding from you, He has your best interest in mind. His timing is always perfect, and He usually does things when we least expect it.
Here are 3 steps to walking in your purpose starting now:
1. Prepare for the promise.
What has God called you to and what are you doing to prepare? If you feel called to be a speaker, you don’t have to wait till you’re on a platform to walk in that calling. Your purpose is found in the conversations over coffee, in the daily tasks, and the mundane. It’s your preparation in the process that determines the fruit in the season to come.
2. Get to work.
Don’t focus on all of the details of how your life will play out. God is simply calling you to get to work. How can you expect God to use you to build His kingdom if you’re not even willing to pick up trash off the ground? Let’s be a generation that is faithful in working for God in the hidden places. Let’s be a generation that seeks whole-heartedly after God, not a platform.
3. Embrace your place.
It’s supposed to feel uncomfortable. It’s supposed to hurt. When we stop looking back and start being faithful right where God has us that’s we will experience a breakthrough.
What’s that thing that you keep looking back on?
Sometimes when God wants to do a new thing, it hurts. But it’s always for our good.
Keep being faithful right where God’s placed you and the joy on the other side will be more than you can imagine.
I love what this article from Focus On The Family has to say about purpose…
“If I could ask you what makes you angry, joyful, excited or passionate, what would you say? Take note of when your emotions are moved; these times can be a sign of your God-given purpose.”
Take time to dig deep, and ask God to reveal to you what makes your heart burn. And ask Him to reveal the purpose He has set before you.