Still looking for your purpose? Maybe you’re asking the wrong questions of God. A small tweak in your thinking and language could change everything.
In John 5:19 Jesus gives us a clue to the way we are to think about purpose discovery. “Truly, truly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of Himself, unless it is something He sees the Father doing; for whatever the Father does, these things the Son also does in like manner.”
Instead of praying, “Lord, what do you want me to do for the kingdom? ” pray, “Lord, what are You doing and how can I join You?”
We can’t do anything of ourselves. But we can see what the Father is doing and join Him. Jesus reinforces this notion in verse 20 of the same chapter, saying that He doesn’t seek His own will but the will of Him who sent Him.
As we understand the principle, our approach changes. Finding your purpose is not about you. It’s about God. Yes, God does intend to use you and the gifts and experiences He’s placed in you, but make no mistake, this is ultimately about God –His purposes, His glory, His kingdom work. We need to look at what God is doing, consider our God-given design and join Him.
You and I were created to make a difference, to partner with God in something significant and soul-satisfying for His glory, not ours, and by His design. His design for the kingdom and His design of us.
Lord, what are you doing in the kingdom?
Open my eyes so I can see You at work and join You. For Your glory, Amen.