As we prepare for the Holiday Season and the year is coming to a close, I cannot help but be grateful for all that 2018 has shown me. This year I asked God to show me my purpose: who has He called me to be?
As preparation for graduation commenced and the incessant, “So what’s next?” rang in my ear, this question was even more important to me. I didn’t want to choose my nextsteps because others expected me to do so. I didn’t want to chase after degrees for worth nor affirmation from others to validate who I was. I wanted to ensure that my next step(s) would be because God led me to it; a journey where God was in the driver seat.
Welp! Y’all this has been one of the most rewarding, but difficult years I’ve experienced. Difficult in the sense that I threw away my expectations and submitted my decisions to Christ. I like control. I like order. I like certainty. But from me which is what made it so difficult. I had to trust in God’s control, in His order, in His timing, in His certainty and not my own. I had to seek out His identity in order to find my own.
So have I found my purpose yet? Not quite but I’ve found a huge chunk of it. I know that in this season God is calling me into ministry, into building strong relationships with family and friends, into sharing His love with others and beingobedient to where He leads me next. I’ve found a contentment, peace and joy that I didn’t even know was possible. And despite what on the outside just doesn’t make sense to those that know my 5 to 10 year plan, I know I’m right where I need to be because God has always known the plans that He had for me (Jeremiah 29). I’m super excited to share with you for the rest of 2018 about finding your purpose! (Photo Courtesy of Nappy.co)