How To See God's Vision For Your Life
"I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith." These words were uttered by the Apostle, Paul toward the end of his life.
This is the way I've come to think about Paul, the stalwart defender of the faith. The man who risked his life for what he saw as God's guiding vision for him.
But while we celebrate Paul's inspirational ending, we must also remember his beginning. He did not become the man who said the words quoted above overnight.
It took some time for Paul to see God's vision, and then it took the rest of his life to fulfill it.
That process is the same for you and me. Discerning God's vision for your life takes time. God never gives the full vision at once. Think about it. Would you be prepared to hear every detail God has for you in the future?
We're not built for that. Instead, God reveals His vision over time, and it's our job and our joy to discern it and then do it!
So, did God leave us on our own to discover His will?
He left us with clues and tools for the journey of discovery. Here are some that you can put to use right away.
What's your story? Who are you as a person? What are your likes and dislikes? What are you passionate about? What makes your blood boil? What are you good at? What do the people who know you the best say you're best at?
If money were no object, how would you use your time?
Spend some time answering these questions. They hold clues about the person God made you to be. He didn't give you a love and a talent for science, art or business for no reason.
God is the Master Designer. You are made for your mission. So to know God's vision, you have to consider your back story.