Purpose or desire?

I was at an event at my church this weekend that focused on finding our purpose. How do we know what our purpose is?

 It’s in Christ that we find out who we are and what we are living for. Long before we first heard of Christ and got our hopes up, he had his eye on us, had designs on us for glorious living, part of the overall purpose he is working out in everything and everyone. Ephesians 1:11-12  (MSG)

I want to hear God’s voice clearly tell me that what I think he’s telling me to do is correct. I want to know that my new passion and vision of writing a book to glorify Him and help other women is the purpose he has for me. But how do we know if it’s really God or just our own desire?

God’s wisdom is something mysterious that goes deep into the interior of his purposes. You don’t find it lying around on the surface. It’s not the latest message, but more like the oldest—what God determined as the way to bring out his best in us, long before we ever arrived on the scene. 1 Corinthians 2:6-10 MSG

I pray and ask for wisdom. I pray that my passion for writing this book is the key to my purpose. I pray to ask if the discontent I feel in my current job is God nudging me to try something new.

So fellow bloggers, I want to know what you think. Is our purpose revealed to us as a test of faith?

3 thoughts on “Purpose or desire?

  1. Hi, I thought I’d jump in here. I questioned for a long time what my purpose and though I’m still learning more and more each day, I found out a lot about my strength and weaknesses by just trying. I prayed and never got a booming voice that said “this is it” the more I invested myself in things I was interested in, the more clearly I could see. If a book is the desire of your heart my advice (of course I’m not God) I’d pursue it, prayfully. Listen closely for Him to speak and if you’re not on the right track, he will SURELY let you know

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    • Moniiee,
      Thank you for your reply!So far I have no reason to believe that it’s not God, but it’s scary! I’m considering taking time off from my job so that I can have more time to pursue my dream. I wish I could hear a big booming YES!

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      • Oh booming yeses would help us all. I can’t say either way what is best, but I’ve been there for sure without a doubt. Big leaps of faith are great things when done prayfully. Don’t be afraid to take a faithful, but smart risk.

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