Found this on Facebook via Ian Fernando.
Archives for November 2013
I’ve been wondering for the last 12 years (basically after I graduated from college) or so what is the purpose of my life- more importantly what should I do with my life?
I’m still unclear of what I should be passionate and pour the rest of my career into.
Here’s what I am sure of:
5 God had not sent rain on the earth and there was no one to work the ground, 6 but streams came up from the earth and watered the whole surface of the ground. – Genesis 2:5-6, Emphasis mine
15 The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it. – Genesis 2:15, Emphasis mine
18 The Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.” – Genesis 2:18
We can see clearly God wants humans to work. Everyone can’t be a farmer thanks to modern technology, not everyone is cut out to work in a park, and everyone can’t be a gardener full time.
The other important point is that humans need relationships.
Humans are designed to work and grow relationships. Simply put, to grow fruit – whether material or immaterial.
God creates things and build relationships with his creations (angels and humans). Humans are made from the image of God. Humans create things and build relationships.
I need to be creating things and build relationships. For the most part, I can make friends pretty quickly with people. I’m not very good at creating things. The stuff I create are not representative of a labor of love.
Thus continues my cyclical unclarity.
23 Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, 24 since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving. – Colossians 3:23-24
- God made you to work and build relationships
- God gives you talents
- Whatever your work you should use all of your heart
- You should use your talents to worship/glorify God
I have prayed about this for years, but I am still unclear what I am supposed to do or where I am supposed to go.
In terms, of family, I am clear and I know where I want to go. I’ll go into more in depth in another post.
It is the other 50-60 hours a week of “work” that I am unsure what I am supposed to do.
I know that God could potentially be grooming me for something (Abraham – 75ish years, Moses – 80 years, and Jesus- 30 years) – I just wish I was on the same page.
If you happened to have found your calling, passion, or labor of love.
Please tell me how you arrived there. I would love to hear your stories.