"I realized I had a purpose for taking up space on the planet." -Pastor Mike Robertson
Pastor Robertson found his purpose as a young man. Experiencing the loss of his father led to the worst six months of his life. He was kicked out of school and arrested while trying to fill the hole in his soul. After nearly drowning, he realized God had saved him for a reason. He soon discovered that reason was to be a pastor.
Pastor Mike challenges each of us to find our God-given purpose. He said, "We all have an assignment. We don't get to decide our assignment, but we can discover it." Have you found yours?
Words to Live By:
"Before I shaped you in the womb, I knew all about you. Before you saw the light of day, I had holy plans for you ..." Jeremiah 1:5a (Message).
"For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord. "They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope." Jeremiah 29:11 (NLT).
Do you spend time wishing you had the job your friend has, even if you don't have her talents? If you frequently compare yourself to others and feel lacking, this might be a sign you have not yet found your true assignment. Give yourself some time to discover your own unique gift and talents.
Are you frequently drained after volunteering? Do you find yourself feeling resentful after doing things for other people? It may be time for you to discover your true purpose.
When we find God's purpose for our life, we are energized and no longer resent other people's successes. Using our unique gifts, brings joy and energy. There is a sense of rightness and fulfillment, even when the work is difficult.
Ask God to show you your purpose. He is faithful and will show you the way.