For as long as I can remember, I have always had an interest in wanting to know my earthly assignment; my mission. Why am I on earth? For this writing, I’m going to refer to a mission as an errand. An errand sounds like a short purposeful venture as oppose to a mission or an assignment. We’re here for a fleeting moment—just long enough to run a quick errand for God.
My fascination with finding life’s purpose has increased even more so because within a very short period of time, I lost three cousins. Their transition reminded me—life is brief. Now more than ever, I’m determined to make sure that I’m on the right road to accomplishing my errand
Sounds serious—because it is!
Life can be breathtakingly beautiful, exhilarating and enjoyable; with lots of bends and turns, ups and downs. Nevertheless, we shouldn’t get so distracted and forget that we have a job to do for God.
Make sure you’re going in the right direction!
Since completing this task is so important, you want to make sure you’re on the right track. Therefore, the first thing you should do is ask God for directions. (Proverbs 3:5, 6) Then by faith, listen and get wisdom from God’s promptings as to what He wants done. (Proverbs 4) Pay close attention to the things that you’re passionate about. Those could be His desires for you. (Psalm 37:4) Picking-up clues from surrounding circumstances can reveal how your gifts and talents can be used to help others. Those are just a few ways to identify one’s purpose.
If it doesn’t glorify God, then you’re running the wrong errand.
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