In my personal Bible study time the last few weeks I have really been studying vision, calling, purpose, assignment, guidance, path, etc.
It's important to me to know what God says about my future, my day to day life, what is my responsibility, what has He promised to do, how many things about my life are those promises I talk about so often the "if you will I will" promises?
We know that all of us have a purpose, a calling. Honestly it's the same for all of us. The purpose of your life is to know God, to be known by Him, and to make Him known.
The difference is we all have a different assignment, we've all been "called" to achieve this purpose in different ways. For instance, at one point in my life I was a youth minister, now I am a teacher, this summer I will again go overseas and do missions. It doesn't matter what I'm doing or where I'm doing i've still been called to make Jesus Christ known.
It doesn't matter if you're saved at 4 or 54, whether you have a job or not, whether it's secular or ministerial, wherever you are in this moment you've got a purpose. Pursuing after God, opening up to God, and sharing Jesus.
Now here is the fun part. God has vision for your life. He gives you vision for your life. YOU SHOULD HAVE DESIRES FOR YOUR FUTURE. There should be things we want to accomplish, things we want to be, striving for more of God, and making His name known more. Maybe your dreams are to own your own business, to travel and do missions, to be a youth minister, to be a college professor, to start a ministry, to write cards for people in the hospital, I have no clue what God has placed on your heart to do, but that is your vision, that is your dream...
I could go on talking about what all I've learned in the past few weeks, but I'm working on either a message to preach or a blog I'll write later titled "Holding yourself accountable to your assignment". I've learned a lot and I'm excited about it, but more than anything I'm excited about the dreams, passions, promises, and assignments God has placed before me.
I'M EXCITED ABOUT MY LIFE!!! The thing is God knows our talents, our passions, our desires, and He has a plan to prosper and not harm us. He wants us to succeed in life and be effective in sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ. He has things He wants you to do, no matter your age, but you'll have to stretch your faith out there and believe that it is possible.
The funnest part about serving God is that He makes away for mere humans to see the impossible happen. Find your vision, find your dream, put your faith in the Lord.
Know Him, Be known by Him, make Him known. You were given breath, to give Him glory.
Proverbs 29:18 Where there is no prophetic vision the people cast off restraint, but blessed is he who keeps the law.
THEY KNEW THEIR PURPOSE AND WENT AFTER IT:
11 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. 12 Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. 13 You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. 14 I will be found by you," declares the LORD" (Jeremiah 29:11-14)
1 The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me,
because the LORD has anointed me
to preach good news to the poor.
He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,
to proclaim freedom for the captives
and release from darkness for the prisoners,
2 to proclaim the year of the LORD's favor
4 "The word of the LORD came to me, saying,
5 "Before I formed you in the womb I knew you,
before you were born I set you apart;
I appointed you as a prophet to the nations."
(Jeremiah 1: 4-5)