We all want to know where we came from and why we are here. According to Jeremiah 1:5, before God formed us in our mother’s womb, He knew us. We are not an accident and we do have a purpose on this earth. Part of knowing our purpose requires us to get reconnected with God since it’s tied in with Him. God loves us and His plans for us are to prosper us and not to harm us (Jeremiah 29:11). The greatest realization for any human being is the great love God has for each one.
Knowing your purpose requires an understanding of God’s heart for your life.
When you realize that God never created you to suffer or be nothing in this world, then you can start seeking answers with an optimistic outlook. God has given us the talents and the gifting we need to accomplish our purpose. He would never expect one to invent things and then not give him/her the creativity required to do so.
In the book of Exodus 35, God required the Israelites to bring offerings of gold, silver and other materials needed to build the tabernacle of the Lord. The Tabernacle was the dwelling place of the presence of the Lord that only the priest could enter and offer sacrifices for the people. When it came to the actual building of the tabernacle, God required only specific people to do the labor. He anointed (filled with power) specific people for the job and gave them what they needed to do the work ahead of them. One of the guys God called was named Bazalel. God filled him with “the Spirit of God, in wisdom and understanding, in knowledge and all manner of workmanship, to design artistic works, to work in gold and silver and bronze, in cutting jewels for setting, in carving wood, and to work In all manner of artistic workmanship”( Exodus 35:30-35).
Even though every person contributed in bringing gold, silver, bronze and other materials, notice that only specific people were anointed for the job to build the tabernacle. Sometimes we get so caught up in following the dreams of other people that we miss our path and get frustrated doing what we were not meant to do. God has fully equipped us to do what He created us to do.
One way to know if you’re walking in your purpose is to ask yourself if you struggle doing what you do. God is so amazing in that He empowers his servants in fulfilling their destiny. He gives ideas, knowledge, wisdom, creativity, and all manner of workmanship to all his children. The best place to find out your purpose is in the presence of God. He brings out those talents to the open and leads you along the best path for your life.