In Pursuit of God’s Purpose!

On February - 7 - 2018

I don’t know how many of you might be feeling the same as me. At first, my start to 2018 didn’t appear to be as exciting as I thought it would. I almost get the impression as if something is missing. But what could it be?

Discussing this with a trusted friend recently, we discovered that one of the keys during a times of transition is to stay connected to my identity, (who I am as a person) vision, calling and purpose in life. This includes my professional life, as well as in my different church life roles and even throughout the larger circles of my influence.

In the pursue of that purpose, (God’s purpose) what do we do when we feel “stuck”? Or one could ask what are the keys to getting “unstuck”? Here is what I’ve discovered so far.

One of the keys for me is to begin to obey again what I already know God’s Will to be. In a desperate attempt to “jump into action again”, we can very easily overlook the fact that much of God’s will is already revealed in the Logos (the written Word) and what He has spoken to us in the Rhema (the spoken Word) and miss a part of His plan for our lives. That being said, I took some time and went over some 2017 sermons that stood out in my memory. I even flipped through old notebooks and re-read the notes I made on scripture from awhile back. Seeing and remembering what God has said in the past brought clarity to the current and future outlooks.

Another key I am learning in the discovery of God’s will is to seek the input of godly advisors. Think of it this way: If you are to be a composite of 5 people you know and spend time with, which 5 people will you choose? That is a pretty good clue to who could be godly advisors in your life. If you choose to surround yourself with godly advisors, they will be instrumental in helping you discern God’s plan. Proverbs 11:14 says, “Where there is no counsel, the people fall; but in the multitude of counsellors there is safety.” The more you involve yourself with a community of believers, the greater your chances will be of finding godly men and women who can help you discern God’s will.

Sometimes, going through a rut is part of the plan, even if it does not feel good. Handing correctly by relying on God, It brings us closer to the His goal: intimacy with us and empowering us to closer to fulfilling the great commission.

~ YC Chen

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