Why am I here?

4/30/2017 12:00:00 AM

Monday morning rolls around, what are you doing? Are you headed to work or school? Maybe you’re at home helping to raise Godly children. So many of us go day-to-day with our regular routines wondering what on earth we’re here for? The answer to that question lies in understanding your unique calling.

As the body of Christ has many parts with many gifts, each of us has a unique calling to use those gifts to glorify Him to the fullest. Everyone has a calling in their life; we’re called to love Jesus and be on mission for him. However, if you’re not prayerfully seeking the Lord in your calling, you may not be living for all he made you to be.

Here are a few ways to prayerfully begin to discern your calling.

1. Wake Up To Your Purpose

God doesn’t always call us to do something easy. In fact, often times, where he’s calling us may seem scary. Fear can hold you back from understanding your purpose.  In Judges 6:23, we see that Gideon was afraid, but the Lord assures him that he wants to use him. It was a crisis that caused him to wake up to his calling.

2. Bold Break Away

To pursue our purpose, we must break away from old habits that hold us back. Address and confess any sin in your life that might be preventing you from fulfilling God’s plan for your life. Prayerfully ask the Lord to reveal them to you. It might also be a good time to talk with a mentor or group leader who can help you through this process.

“Therefore each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to your neighbor, for we are all members of one body.” Ephesians 4:25

3. Use The Broken Pieces

Some of us have turned from our calling because of shame. First, you must know that you are free from your sin and shame! As John 3:17 says “For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.”  Praise the Lord, we are free from shame!

The good news is that God can use all things for his glory. God may be calling you to use your experiences and brokenness to speak to others in a similar situation. Don’t run from it, but rather embrace the freedom God has given you and allow Jesus to use it for His glory. It’s time to wake up, sound the trumpet, and seek his purpose for your life.

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