We are always warned not to waste our time but we are taught to waste our lives. That’s because we’re an accomplishment-driven culture. We feel bad if we’re not doing and achieving something. But in our effort to do we often waste years doing the wrong things because we never take the time to consider what we should be doing.
For me, I was told that once I graduated high school that I needed to go to college. Then next came the time to get a job. I was told that I should look for well paying jobs with benefits because that was the “wise” choice. But those jobs began to suck my will to live; I became miserable. I then went job-hopping for the next fifteen years, hoping I’d find something that I was made to do.
Eventually I stumbled into ministry; I finally feel like I’m doing what I was created to do. I can tell you that I have never felt more rewarded or more alive in all the other professions I tried. Sadly, my story is unique. In our rush not to waste time, we waste years of our life doing things we were not created to do.
In Jeremiah 1, God called Jeremiah and said, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; before you were born I set you apart; I ordained you to be a prophet to the nations.” In this verse we see that God sets us apart for a special purpose before we are even conceived and He handcrafts us to be able to fulfill that purpose.
The challenge is, a lot of us don’t know what that purpose is, so we spend a lot of time, with a lot of headache, trying to figure it out through the trial and error method.
The good news is that there is a better way! Because God has designed you to fulfill your purpose, if you discover how you were designed, you can get clarity on what your purpose is.
One of the aspects of your design is the role within the Body of Christ you were created to fulfill. If you don’t know what your role is, it will be challenging to fulfill your purpose; you’ll experience what it means to be a square peg forced into a round hole.
If you’re interested in finding out what role you were created for, Rock Church’s School of Ministry, IMPACT195, has created a FREE assessment that you can take. Click HERE and take the first step into discovering your purpose.