Discover Your God-Given Purpose – Part 2


Last week the first three guidelines to consider when seeking your God-given purpose were introduced: 1)Look to Your Designer, 2) Look to God’s Will, 3) Look to Your Experiences. Read on for the conclusion of Discovering Your God-Given Purpose.

4.  Look to Your Intrinsic Gifts

What are you naturally good at? What comes easily to you? If you say, “I don’t think I have a special ability,” then I encourage you to think again!

God tells us, “For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them” (Ephesians 2:10 NKJV). Before you were even born, Jesus crafted gifts and abilities directly into your DNA! 

Don’t overlook your God-given gift:

  • Cooking elaborate, delicious meals for your family is “normal” for you. But that is a God-given gift! 
  • Encouraging others is second nature for you. But that is a God-given gift!
  • You have amazing organizational skills. But that is a God-given gift!

Consider your natural abilities. They will point you in the direction of your life purpose! 

5.  Look to What Energizes You

Have you ever met someone who absolutely loves working with numbers? Her eyes light up at the thought of sitting down with spreadsheets and data? That’s because this person is moving in her God-given purpose! Moving in your life’s purpose will give you renewed energy. 

God is calling you to a purpose that flows with your passions and interests. Make no mistake – His purpose for your life will require work, sacrifice, investment, and commitment. But at the end of the day, your spirit will feel energized and empowered! Moving in your life’s purpose will also produce passion. Discovering your passion comes from looking deep within your heart, mind, and spirit.

6.  Honor the Process

As you seek God’s will for your life, keep your heart and mind open to new possibilities. Take advantage of opportunities to serve and use your gifts. Who knows? You just might “stumble” into your God-given purpose by volunteering in a new ministry! Or, your life’s purpose could find you while you’re simply sharing your testimony. Our Father has many creative ways to lead you into your God-given destiny!

Above all, allow the fruit of patience to have its place in your life. Remember – you are God’s creation, and He will reveal your life’s purpose in His perfect time.  

“Being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ” (Philippians 1:6 NKJV). 


  1. This is similar to something I am hearing right now watching the webcast of TD Jakes’ event in Dallas this weekend! Thx for sharing!

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