By Sarah H.
For many of us when it comes to finding Gods purpose for our lives, we get frustrated. Oh, most of us know what we want in our future, home, family, career, or mission field, but what we really want to know is what God wants us to do right now. We caught in the middle ground between school and having a family, childhood and adulthood, graduation and a job, and in the middle is the hardest place to be.
One of the hardest things to do is to wait. Last year our family went through some rough times spiritually, I can’t tell you how many times I asked God what he wanted me to be doing right now. I didn’t even care to know his whole plan, I didn’t really think I wanted to know his plan; I just wanted him to tell me what I was supposed to do right that moment. You want to know what he told me? It wasn’t the answer I wanted or expected and I really didn’t even understand it at the time.
When you are going through a hard time, you response is usually the urge to do something. If you have a financial crisis, you start looking for ways to cut costs and save money, when something breaks you look for ways to fix it, when you feel lonely, you go where people are. But what do you do when you are searching for what you are supposed to do spiritually?
What I felt called to do, is not for everyone but in my situation I put aside my Bible, prayer list, and spiritual books I was reading and just spent a few weeks away from the routine. That was very hard at first and I almost as if I was doing something wrong, but for me it was the best thing I have done. In those few weeks, I reconnected me with my Heavenly Father.
Sometimes, the things God wants us to be doing are not grand or glorious. Sometimes his plans are not to do things that will win us trophies, accolades, or even be noticed by others. Sometimes God’s purpose for our lives is to do something very small.
When you are feeling frustrated with what God wants you to be doing right now, it this moment, know that God will show you. He will never leave you alone.