“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build, a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance, a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them, a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing, a time to search and a time to give up, a time to keep and a time to throw away, a time to tear and a time to mend, a time to be silent and a time to speak, a time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for peace.”
Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 NIV
I’m listening to this podcast this morning on a sermon about finding out who you’re supposed to be and in it the preacher is explaining how we need to use our “GPS” to figure out gods Plan for us. I think this is a good message for anyone struggling to find your place in Gods kingdom.
G is our gift. What gift has God given us. Everyone has a gift. This could be a gift of teaching or a gift of leading. Your gift may be a gift of caring for others or a gift of singing. Whatever your gift is, use it to the best of your abilities. Everyone has one.
P is our passions. So whatever our gift is we will have a passion for. These things go together. We have to have a passion for the lord as well, this is how we bring glory to God. You may be passionate about ministry or poverty. You may be passionate about starting a church or a bible study. Whatever your passionate about will be worth getting up for and you’ll never grow tired of it. This thing will keep you going day after day.
S is our struggle. We have to struggle to become who God wants us to be. God sometimes pairs people with similar struggles together because they help each other through it and come out stronger together. Struggling makes you better. Try to honor God through your struggles and he will provide for you.
Try to remember this as your praying and searching for gods answers to your life. He will always be by your side so matter how many wrong turns you take.