When you walk with God, He leads you to the purpose He created for you.
Ephesians 2:10, “For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” (NIV)
You are likely fulfilling God’s calling in everyday life, caring for your children and spouse, preparing meals, and cleaning the house. Helping the elderly neighbor get their groceries or preparing for a storm. You see all these everyday needs of others because God allows you to see them. In community and showing love, we fulfill God’s purpose and plan for our lives. You are accomplishing something meaningful by caring for and loving the ones God has placed you in a community with. Don’t live your life thinking that someday you will fulfill God’s calling; in your everyday life, you are serving God and fulfilling His calling.
We will never know this side of eternity what it meant to the single mom that you watched her child for an afternoon. Or the friend in your connect group that you fixed a few meals for a while they were recovering from surgery. These seemingly small acts of kindness are important to God and the person receiving them. They bring encouragement and hope, and bringing hope is important. Sometimes these tasks seem like nothing; nobody notices, but God sees. God knows that we get discouraged. That is why Paul tells the Galatians,
“And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap if we faint not.”
We are to think of ourselves as sowers of seeds of kindness. Like the farmer in I Corinthians, one plants, another water, and another reaps the harvest.
I Corinthians 3:8, “The one who plants and the one who waters work together with the same purpose. And both will be rewarded for their own hard work.”
We all have a part in God’s kingdom. No single part is more important than another. All parts, sowing, watering, and reaping, are equally important in God’s eyes. Not everyone is called to preach or teach, but we all are called to reach out to others. We are all on the same team, working towards the same goal.
Encourage others to find their passion and fulfill it as well. Realize that not everyone will have the same passion and purpose as you. That’s ok; God made them that way for His purpose. It is important to the kingdom of God that you show up and fulfills your life’s purpose. Find out what matters to you and do it with passion. Be excited about doing what matters to you.
You are closer to fulfilling God’s purpose than you may think.