God has a plan for your future (Jeremiah 29:11). He has a plan that He would like for you to follow because you have been called according to His purpose (Romans 8:28). And He wants you to pursue that plan. But first it is up to you to find out what that purposeful destiny is.
God is still the potter and you are still the clay (Isaiah 64:8). It is His will that you are here to fulfill. But if you delight yourself in the Lord, then He will give you the desires of your heart (Psalm 37:4). Because your desires will be His desires.
God knows you intimately. He even knows the number of hairs on your head (Matthew 10:30; Luke 12:7). And He knows the way that would be best for you to follow (Proverbs 22:6). So His plan for your life is the perfect one for you.
Here are 15 questions you can use to determine what God has planned for your purposeful destiny here on earth.
1. How are you wired?
- What are you drawn to?
- What makes you come alive?
- What are you passionate about?
- What would you do for no compensation?
2. What are you good at?
- What have you excelled at?
- How would you describe your skill sets?
- How would you prefer to spend your time?
- What gives you a sense of accomplishment?
3. What do you do that blesses others?
- By what do others define you?
- What has made others notice you?
- How have you been recognized by others?
- What do others tell you that you are gifted at?
Don’t feel like you have to pigeonhole your purposeful destiny into a profession. God may have you professionally right where He wants you. And He might just want you to use what you do every day to point to Him.
But you may realize as a result of this exercise that you are not living up to your God-given potential. As a result, you may realize that you need to make a change. While that may seem scary, think of the joy that you would experience through doing every day what you’re wired to do, what you’re good at, and what blesses others. And what a purposeful destiny that would be!
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