My Life's Purpose

Thursday, April 16, 2009 2 comments
A few months ago, I read When God Writes Your Life Story by Eric & Leslie Ludy. In the book, they encourage readers to write down their "life purpose." Here's what I wrote for mine:

"My purpose is to know God better than I know anyone else. To love Him more deeply than I could possibly love anyone. To serve, honor, and glorify Him above all else. And, to be a woman that He can use to be a witness and a light to the world around me."
Lately, I've been struggling a lot. I have no idea what I am supposed to do/be. Don't you think it's a bit ridiculous that a 23-year-old has no clue about something like that? It's even harder when all of my friends and those younger than me are working in their chosen profession. I miss school, but it's not really "worth it" to pay for something that I'm not going to end up using. It's frustrating. I want so badly to do what God wants me to - I don't know what's wrong with me...
I am glad I saw glanced at what I wrote this morning, because I've been really discouraged lately. Maybe I'm not meant to do anything other than what I've been doing. While I'm waiting for God to show me what to do - THAT is what I should be doing. I should be discovering God and loving Him more than anything and anyone. I can be serving Him and witnessing to others. Eventually, God will show me His plan. It's not for me to know right now, apparently.
"For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways," declares the Lord.
"As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways and My thoughts than your thoughts."
~*~ Isaiah 55:8 & 9 ~*~


  • Anonymous said...

    Fantastic thoughts. I think we all struggle with that in different phases of life. I am going through a similar struggle with my "nest" emptying out. I guess I always thought my purpose was being a mom and that is fading. Be encouraged that God has a purpose for even times when we don't feel a purpose; it is in those times that we seek him more deeply.

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