Most of us have difficulty deciding what to eat for dinner, let alone determining what God wants us to do with our lives. Many people believe that God will send them a clear message or sign, yet this rarely happens. "For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future," according to Jeremiah 29:11. God has a specific calling for your life and will guide you in the route He wants you to go, whether you realize it or not. While Scripture repeatedly reminds us of this, it might be challenging to genuinely tune in to God. God, on the other hand, wants you to understand and pursue the unique calling He has for your life.
1. Find out what skills you have.
Discovering your abilities is a time-consuming process, but knowing them is essential to living the life God planned for you. "Having abilities that vary according to the grace given to us, let us employ them: if prophecy, in proportion to our faith..." states the Bible (Romans 12:6). People who are aware of their God-given talents are one step closer to realizing their bigger role in the body of Christ and achieving their mission on Earth. Reflect on your life experiences and look inward. Keep in mind that you have such skills for a purpose. Use them to bring glory to God.
2. Activate Your Interests
"For where your treasure is, there will also be your heart," the Bible states (Matthew 6:21). Passion, by definition, is desire that is manifested in action. Many people are unaware of the importance of natural passion. It might be so subtle that you miss it while it's right in front of you. Consider moments when you've had excitement and joy, and where you've been able to readily assist others. The beauty of passion is that it is not only apparent, but also contagious—igniting your passion helps you to not only impact those around you, but also to use your enthusiasm to advance God's Kingdom.
Return the favor.
Giving back for the sake of others is one of the most important things God asks us to do. "Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as loyal stewards of God's grace in its different forms," says First Peter 4:10. According to Matthew 22, Jesus gives us two commandments that summarize the laws and instructions in Scripture, one of which is to love your neighbor as yourself –love that is free of selfishness and expectation. We are only furthering God's kingdom and practicing the love God meant for the world to exercise when we use our blessings to serve others.
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