There are days I wonder whether what I am doing with my life is God’s will for me. There are many questions that fill my mind. Quesions like : Did He really call me to be a stay at home mom even now that my kids are all above 7 years of age? Shouldn’t a college graduate of a top university be pursuing a career? If I am to go back to work, what should I be doing? Do you also have those days?
I believe that God has called me to be a follower of Jesus Christ and that I have completely surrendered my life to Him. I want to pursue what He wants me to for His glory. And yet, there are days that I question if what I am doing right now is really what He wants me to do.
So, how do I figure out what God has called me to do?
1. Read and meditate the Word of God. Spend time in prayer. The Bible is the first place to know what God wants for His people. Read, reflect and meditate. Before embarking on anything, it is of utmost importance that we become what God wants us to be so we can do what He wants. Our heart needs to be aligned with His.
2. When our hearts are aligned with God’s, go and take a retreat where you can really reflect on your life. Ask questions and answer honestly. Here are some guide questions.
> What are my strengths and weaknesses?
> What do I love doing?
> What can I contribute to the community?
> What are the circumstances telling me about my life?
3. The answer to these questions can help me find my purpose in life and what God wants me to do in this season of my life. Intentionally make goals that will lead me to fulfilling God’s call in my life.
Here is what I have learned so far. There is no one answer because life changes. God may call you to do this for now but it is no guarantee that is what He wants me to still be doing next month. It is of utmost importance that I am connected to God so that my heart is right before Him. Then I have to listen to my heart and cirucumstances around me to see where God is leading me.
I know that the main purpose of my life is to bring glory to God and I can do it by living intentionally in the circumstances He has put me. To serve others with love and gratitude. As for specific answers, I have to understand the season of my life and check how it is intersecting with my purpose.
So, if you are having these sort of questions in your life, don’t hesitate — seek God, reflect on your life and intentionally set goals. It is not an easy path but it can jumpstart your life and take you to a more meaningful journey in life.
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