Sometimes when people feel lost for direction in life, they say things like, “I’m waiting on God to tell me what to do” or “I just don’t know what God’s will is for my life.” I love the heart behind that. Most of these people have a genuine desire to do what’s right and to follow the path laid out for them. That’s beautiful. There are times, though, that I’m not sure that it takes all of that. I don’t think God’s will is as difficult of a thing to find as people make it out to be. Instead of asking: What is God asking me to do? I feel like there are many instances where we could more appropriately ask the questions: What has God placed inside of me? And how can I use who I am to further His Kingdom?
Frederick Buechner, the American writer and theologian once said: “The place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet.”
I am convinced that every person is uniquely wired with different passions, skills, idiosyncrasies, life experiences, and everything else that makes up who a person is. And I also think that the world has a hole in the shape of YOU that only YOU can fill. You are built for something specific. If you don’t live your life to the fullest, the world will miss out. Someone will go without a hug tomorrow if you don’t get yourself out of bed to face another day. I could go on with more examples, but I’m sure you get the point.
God is communicating to you quite clearly: He made you exactly who you are. That seems pretty loud to me. The Bible says that He knit you together in your mother’s womb, and that he knew you even before He did that. I think that one of the biggest clues to finding out why you are on this earth is to look deeply into how God made you. Us worrying about all of the details and how everything is going to work implies that we think we’re able to reason near the same level of God. He’s the only One that sees the end from the beginning. As high as the heavens are above the earth, so are His ways higher than our ways. So trust Him with the process. Knowing everything is His job. Being who He made you is yours.
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