The Gift of Your Purpose

I had a dream. I was walking down the street in a familiar neighborhood with a bouquet of flowers in my hand. As I looked at this bouquet of flowers, I thought to myself,

“These flowers are so beautiful, and I know just what to do with them. I’ll take them home, let them dry out, and preserve them to keep forever.”

That’s when I woke up—I don’t just mean with my physical eyes, but with a new insight. God has placed spiritual gifts on the inside of each and every one of us, and His intention is for us to use these gifts to help others, not just preserve them for ourselves. Those who follow Christ are called to minister to others in some way.

I saw a video the other day. A woman was challenging her viewers to take a “30 day challenge”, and I now challenge you to do the same. The challenge is this: pray daily, consistently, without fail, for God to reveal His purpose for your life to you. I lead a life of great fulfillment and contentment, and I wondered if something like this would even apply to someone who already believed they were living out their purpose. Intrigued, I decided to give it a try anyway. Within a month, along with the dream I had, an idea came to me out of nowhere—I should start a blog. Then immediately, I rejected this idea, not even making the connection between this idea and my prayers. “What would I even write about?” I asked myself. I then remembered the story of Noah’s Ark. God told Noah what He wanted him to do, and as extravagant and unbelievable as that was, he had faith that God would make all things possible. If the Lord can use me to help even one person, then I know I am living out my purpose.

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