As I mentioned in my last post, I have been thinking heaps about what I want to do with my life. A week or so ago, on a thursday to be exact, I went out for coffee. By myself.
Now although this may sound like the start of a sad story about a guy who was so bored he had to go out for coffee, and then didn't even have enough friends to go out with someone else, BUT, that's not true.
As I was sitting outside in the mildly warm sunshine, overlooking the eyecatching and beautiful Torbay carpark I began to write. I began to write down the things I am good at, things I love doing, things I get my greatest satisfaction, things that annoy me, and things I would never want to do.
As I wrote these things and contemplated on the frustration of having a "mint chocolate" in a mug which goes cold after 3 minutes, God began to reveal to me more of himself, more of who I am and what makes me tick, and more of the plan He has for my life. I wrote a total of 3 pages of a whole bunch of things that were life changing for my life and direction.
I ended up toning most of what I wrote into one, heart gripping, mind tripping (not on drugs by the way), knucklebone flipping vision for my life. This sentence doesn't box my life into one course, one way of living or one way of doing something - that's where God's leadership kicks in - but allows me to direct myself into things and away from things to help accomplish this vision for my life.
"I want to release people into knowing more of God, themselves, and the plan that He has for their lives."
As I realised this, a massive light went on in my heart, my "mint chocolate" suddenly became warm and the carpark became something of a beauty to Torbay. So much of what I have been contemplating in my life, things I've struggled with and deep goings on in my head began to be answered.
I understand that this one sentence may not have that same effect on you as you read this but the point of this post is that God wants to release to you a understanding of why He's placed you on this earth. People who walk around who although may work hard and get paid well, have a fantastic house and kids etc etc who don't have a vision and direction for their lives can be blown by the storms of life easily and lose the reason for doing the things they do.
Be challenged, think about things you're good at, things you love doing, things you get my greatest satisfaction from, things that annoy you, and things you would never want to do.
Because as one intelligent person one said, "The picture of your destiny is often the thing that will cause you to hold on tight through the hard times."
Decisions Determine Destiny.
If you don't know what your vision is, then your decisions will take you in the wrong direction, eventually taking you to the wrong destination.
Get that vision and direct yourself into things, with God's leadership, so you can do the incredible things that God has destined for you to do.