I often hear Christians talk about the difficulty of trying to find God’s Purpose for their life. Perhaps you are one of them.
Well, have you looked for clues in your childhood? God’s purpose for your life can manifest itself long before you become a Christian. Remember that He has called us “according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began” (2 Timothy 1:9).
I never gave it a thought while I was a teen, but clues of God’s purpose for my life were there during those years. For instance, in high school I was extremely shy. I seldom opened my mouth in class. However, whenever I was called upon to stand before the class and speak, I always spoke loudly and clearly.
Observing this, one of my teachers often told me I should become a public speaker of some kind when I grow up.
Then when I attended college, another clue to God’s purpose in my life presented itself. I was majoring in engineering. I loved studying advanced math and sciences. This was a perfect fit for me. But I also discovered through my English classes that I had a love and gift for writing. I stood out above most of my fellow classmates in that area.
Three years after I graduated from college, I gave my life to Christ. Since then, I have been a passionate Christian writer and preacher of the gospel. I know this is God’s purpose for my life. Clues to His purpose for me were visible years before I became a Christian.
Similarly, if you are seeking to know God’s purpose for your life, the answer may be hidden in plain sight. Whatever gift God has blessed you with, no matter when it manifests itself, it is pursuant to His purpose for your life.
[What experience in your past turned out to be a reflection of God’s purpose for your life?]
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