Are you Furthering the kingdom of God with your talent God gave you?

Life is often spent wondering what in the world am I supposed to be doing with my life. In college, we try to figure out the right major for the right career. If you already have your career, you’re trying to figure out why is there no fulfillment when I get home from work. That being said, I’m a firm believer that what we should do in life was built and engrained in us from birth. College is just a time to cultivate that gift that God created in us. When we do what we were created for the fulfillment is always there.
The first sign that you are probably not on the way to your purpose or using the gifts God gave you is if you are unhappy with your major, classes, or job, if you already have one. In God, we are guaranteed a life peace. (I’m not saying we will not have trails and test, but even in those trails and test we are guaranteed peace if we stay in His presence.) Psalm 16:11 says that in His presence is fullness of joy! Meditate on that! Now, take a look at the fruit of the spirit: love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, and temperance (Galatians 5:22-23). If you’re not finding that kind of fruit in your major, classes, or job you may not be doing what God wants you to do. What he created you to do.
Instead, we should seek first the kingdom of God to figure out our purpose (Matt 6:33). Why would you not seek the creator and figure out what he created you for? He tells us that he has plans of peace and not of evil, to give us a future and a hope. He guarantees that we will find Him when we search Him with all out heart (Jerm 29:11-13). This ties right into this season of Lent. A fast is the perfect time to ask God the question of am I doing what you created me for? We learned last Wednesday night that a perk of fasting is the ability to hear from the Father. So ask Him about you purpose!
I love how David says, “You will show me the path of life” (Psalm 16:1). David spoke with boldness! Meditate on that! I see this as a promise of God. He truly will show you the path of your life. You have to take it though. Not only in doing what you were created to do will you find true fulfillment, but you can also edify the kingdom of God. Once you edify the kingdom of God in your gift or talent, not only will you receive what the world pays you, but you will receive what God wants to pay you!!!!
Find and keep living out your purpose! Bring edification to God in ALL you do! Forsake YOUR path you created for yourself! (Jerm 55:6-9)


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