Have you ever considered your talents and gifts? Do you get a kick out of soccer? Are you a strategic thinker? A great listener? Can you motivate others to action with your words? Are you skilled at building things? We suggest making a list of the things and activities that interest you in which you excel. You can also ask yourself, “What’s the one thing that I do better than others?” This can also clue you in to your God-given purpose.
The gifts God gives us are like little seeds planted inside us, but for them to grow we have to use them. This means that if you can’t identify which “Gift Seeds” God has given you, try doing new things that interest you. Through these new experiences, God will reveal more to you about who you are and how He has called you to serve Him.
If someone asked 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.
Get fired up about the godless condition of the world! When you hear about little children being abused, get angry. When someone tells a story about loyal love, be deeply moved. An exquisite arrangement of words on a page can fill the heart with passion. A story of someone’s heartbreak grieves us all. Talking about Christ stirs us up. When coupled with our talents, these passions point in the direction of a purpose, a written and spoken communication about things that deeply impact us, on a spiritual and emotional level.
Pray. Ask God to show you the things that move you and then make a list. And remember, He wants you to discover His purpose for you more than you do.
Lastly, consider that your purpose is not just about you; it’s about what God wants to do through you. Therefore, if you ignore or neglect your dissatisfaction, what others say about you, your gifts and your passions, you are not only betraying yourself, but betraying God; because He has called you to a purpose and wants you to walk in it — for others and for your own joy.
Also consider that since God has called you, He is completely able to reveal your purpose to you, and He will as you diligently seek Him.
Hebrews 11:6 states, But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him." ... Anyone who wants to come to him must believe that God exists and that he rewards those who sincerely seek him.