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Sunday Inspiration: You Must Know Your Life’s Purpose

Welcome to “Sunday Inspiration,” a bi-weekly devotional for those seeking spiritual encouragement in the pursuit of their passions. Each post comes from an outside resource (as referenced). I hope these posts will inspire and motivate you in your life and career in addition to our weekly original blog posts. Enjoy!

“For we are…created…for good works.”Eph 2:10 NKJV

The Bible says God “creates each of us by Christ Jesus to join him in the work he does, the good work he has gotten ready for us to do, work we had better be doing” (The Message).

Before you decide on a career or what you’ll devote your life to, seek God for guidance. Nothing can take the place of knowing His will. If you don’t know it, you’re likely to spend your life doing the wrong things.

And even if you’re well-paid, you’ll experience an emptiness and lack of fulfillment within.

Austrian psychiatrist Viktor Frankl, a Nazi death camp survivor, said: “Everyone has his own specific vocation or mission in life…a concrete assignment that demands fulfillment. Therein he cannot be replaced…everyone’s task is as unique as his specific opportunity.”

God created you for a specific purpose. Your responsibility (and your joy) is to identify it.

Here are four questions to ask yourself when it comes to identifying your life’s purpose: 

(1) What am I searching for? All of us have a strong desire in our hearts; something that speaks to our deepest thoughts, longings, and feelings; something that sets our souls on fire. 

(2) Why was I created? Think about your unique mix of abilities, the relationships and resources available to you, your personal history, and the opportunities around you. These are all directional signposts.

(3) Do I believe in my potential? One leadership expert says, “No one can consistently act in a manner that is inconsistent with the way he or she sees themselves.” 

(4) When should I start? The answer to that question is “Now!” 

Source: https://www.jentezenfranklin.org/daily-devotions/you-must-know-your-lifes-purpose

Sunday Inspiration: How to Discover God’s Will and Purpose for Your Life

Welcome to “Sunday Inspiration,” a bi-weekly devotional for those seeking spiritual encouragement in the pursuit of their passions. Each post comes from an outside resource (as referenced). I hope these posts will inspire and motivate you in your life and career in addition to our weekly original blog posts. Enjoy!

“You saw me before I was born.”   Ps 139:16 NLT

The Psalmist wrote: “You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed. How precious are your thoughts about me, O God” (vv. 16-17 NLT).

If you want to know God’s will for your life, pray this prayer:

“Lord, You knew me completely before I was born, and You shaped me and destined me for a purpose. Give me a clear vision of all You want to do in and through my life.

I desperately need to understand what the ‘hope of my calling’ (Eph 4:4) is, and ‘the exceeding greatness of Your power’ (Eph 1:19) to enable me to fulfill Your purpose (See 2Co 9:14).

Show me the gifts You have put in me, and how I can develop and use them for Your glory (See Ro 12:6).

Help me to think big and pray with boldness (See Eph 3:20). I want to be open and available for whatever You have for me, and not miss Your blessings by being unprepared to receive them.

Help me not to hold on to things or relationships that are not of You. I want to do Your will with my whole heart (See Ps 40:8). Only You know what and who is right for me.

Help me to hear Your voice, and give me the grace and courage to follow Your leading when I am afraid (See Jn 10:4).

May the desires of Your heart become the desires of my heart.

Enlarge my capacity to believe that You can take what I have and multiply it beyond what I can imagine.

In Jesus’ name I pray, amen.”

Source: https://www.jentezenfranklin.org/daily-devotions/a-prayer-for-knowing-gods-will

Sunday Inspiration: What’s Your Life Assignment?

Welcome to “Sunday Inspiration,” a bi-weekly devotional for those seeking spiritual encouragement in the pursuit of their passions. Each post comes from an outside resource (as referenced). I hope these posts will inspire and motivate you in your life and career in addition to our weekly original blog posts. Enjoy!

“For this reason I was born.” Jn 18:37 NIV

When you know what your God-given assignment in life is, and that God is on your side, you become virtually unstoppable.

Will you make mistakes? Sure, but God loves you enough to correct you, redirect you, and get you back on track.

“How do I go about discovering my life assignment?” you ask.

Here are fourteen helpful questions to ask yourself:

(1) What desires have been living in me most of my life?

(2) What motivates me to work hard and be productive?

(3) What keeps me going forward when I’m worn out?

(4) What makes me refuse to quit when I meet with resistance?

(5) What do I do that doesn’t seem like work?

(6) What do I do that brings a positive response and support from people?

(7) What am I doing or what’s happening in my life when doors seem to open automatically and effortlessly?

(8) What do wise leaders and godly counselors think about my work?

(9) What makes me feel good about being who I am?

(10) What makes my creative juices flow?

(11) What am I willing to sacrifice in order to accomplish it?

(12) What am I doing that I’d be proud to offer for God’s approval?

(13) What would I do without being paid for it if I could afford to?

(14) What would I be willing to withstand Satan on in order to accomplish?

Prayerfully consider these fourteen questions, and they will shed light on your God-given assignment in life.

Source: https://www.jentezenfranklin.org/daily-devotions/fourteen-questions-about-your-assignment