I remember sitting at a bar after work one day in 2016 having a beer, feeling depressed, wondering when I would find my lifes mission and purpose. Wondering when all of a sudden my creator would show me how I could remove the strongholds on my life and actually figure out what I wanted and why he put me on this Earth. I was angry. I was mad. I was 24 years old, somewhat successful on the outside but completely empty on the inside just waiting for an answer. What I began to come to grips with in that moment was that God wasn’t going to all of a sudden show me my purpose sitting in the bar. God wasn’t going to show me what I wanted for my life by just praying about it. What I began to understand in that moment was I needed to start seeking. That I needed to pray like it depended on God, and work like it depended on me. That if I was going to find my lifes mission I was going to need to do something about it. What I have noticed after talking to a lot of people about finding their purpose is they haven’t found it simply because they haven’t tried to find it. They are in one of two places, either waiting for God (like I was) to all of a sudden make it abundantly clear to them without them having to do anything, or they are too busy and stressed with their everyday life to find it. Most if not all people fit into these two categories.
Neither is a good reason to not figure out what you want for your life and why you are here. I talk to a lot of people who show interest in figuring out their purpose and what they want but they make excuse after excuse to put it off. “I’m too stressed right now. I am too busy, I just need a few days to relax.” What you are doing is waiting for the perfect time, and there is never going to be a perfect time, the perfect time is always now. You are seriously going to let a hard day keep you from finding out why you were created? You are really going to let another day go by not having organic direction because you are stressed? Come on now. This is your life! The one life you have been given! I just don’t understand why anyone would want to go another day without having organic direction and knowing their purpose?
Many are waiting for God to all of a sudden drop this PURPOSE BOMB on our head. We sit around watching tv every night after work thinking “man when am I going to get this sign where all of a sudden this light bulb goes off and I know what I want and why I’m here.” This was me. And it was STUPID! This is stupid thinking because it just isn’t going to happen. If you aren’t moving God isn’t going to show you because its seek and ye shall find. Seek is an action word. People in both circumstances need to start seeking right now. Thats what I had to do. I had to start seeking everyday. I had to getting paper and pen out and actually do “The Most Profitable Thing You Can Do.” I then had to start taking action everyday on what I thought might be my gift. I had to work everyday to peel off the layers of other peoples dream for my life so I could find mine. Faith without works is dead. You can believe for something all you want but if you don’t do anything, IT ISN’T GOING TO HAPPEN. You need to seek. And you need to start now.
The only reason why I found my organic dream and purpose is because I sought it out. I truly made it my #1 priority. If you let the stress of your job, family life, marriage, etc keep you from finding organic direction and purpose then honestly you are wasting your life. If you think God is just going to drop a PURPOSE BOMB on your head, you are wrong, like I was. Its not happening. You have to seek because when you seek you will find!
-The Professional Encourager and Uplifter