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Discovering Your God-Given Purpose (Free Giveaway)

By: Beecher Proch (Guest)

“Watch out for that cable.” “Don’t kick the stand.” These are whispered exclamations as we walk onto the dark stage, doing our best not to trip on each other.

Finally, we’re in our positions.

It’s dead quiet in front of us, and our audience is waiting. We’ve done this before but there is still a hint of anticipatory queasiness before a show. We each take a deep breath, smile… and suddenly lights blare in our face. That’s our cue, and we launch into our first song.

Have you ever looked around and thought “how in the world did I get here – this is crazy awesome!”?

I have. And do, just about every day.

I’m super duper blessed to be in a folk/bluegrass band with my siblings called 4 Proches. I’m Beecher (22), then comes Ezra (19), next Liza (16), and finally Asa (12). We grew up singing and playing instruments but never imagined in a million years we would be where we are today. In 2012 Ezra and I were asked to perform at a fundraiser, and we dragged Liza and Asa up with us to sing and play the spoons, respectively.

And from there it’s been a roller-coaster ride!

Our band believes that every human was made to glorify God. 1 Corinthians 10:31 tells us that “whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.” In fact, we wrote a song about it called “Purpose.(Pssst we’re giving away a copy of our new CD which includes the song Purpose. Get the details at the end of the blog). 

The overall goal of Christians should be to live so that people see the glory and wonder of Christ displayed through us – whether that’s in our talents or behavior. But perhaps you’re thinking “well I don’t really know what my purpose is!” Well we’ve been right there where you are!

Here are three things that have helped us find our purpose, and we hope will guide you in finding yours.

1. Pray.

Ask God to show you your purpose. “If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given to him” (James 1:5). Ask the Lord to show you what his passion for you is, and what gifts he’s given you that you can use to influence others. Ask Him what breaks his heart that you could be a part of restoring and making right while pointing others to him?

2. Get out and Do.

It is in the doing that we discover what we were made to do. Help out at a shelter, take a  mission trip, help a stressed out friend for a day. Service will open your eyes to gifts and  passions God has given you.

3. You will discover your purpose at the intersection of your talents and your passion.

We all have the overarching purpose of pointing others to Christ and his glory. But this is going to be fleshed out differently in each of our lives, because no two people were created exactly the same. God has given you skills that you’re good at. Maybe it’s music. Or perhaps it’s public speaking or cooking or dog walking. He’s also given you a passion for something. Perhaps it’s orphans in Haiti, or the homeless, or even simply encouraging those around you! It’s when our gifts combine with what we’re passionate about that we find our purpose.

Never forget that God loves to use ordinary people going about life in an ordinary way who want to be used by him to change the world.

My siblings and I are still dazed at all that God has done – we’ve toured the western half of the US, performed in front of thousands of people, and been able to share our story on TV, radio, and print. Just ordinary people doing ordinary things who God is using to point attention up to Him!

You can check out our song “Purpose” here – it’s pretty much the message above in song form!

Now, we want to send one of you our new album “Run To You”!

All you have to do is comment below as to what YOUR purpose in life is, or what you are passionate about, to be entered. Ready…GO!

If you want to stay in touch with us, we’re on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter and YouTube. Or hit our website link to get your own copy of our new album, “Run To You”!

Get to know the author of this blog post: Beecher Proch calls the Hill Country of Texas home. When he’s not writing, performing with his three siblings in their band, or attempting to get a smile out of someone, you’ll probably find him working on a new entrepreneurial venture. Beecher is passionate about influencing the world for Christ’s Kingdom through stories, be that blogging, writing meaningful music, or going about it the old-fashioned way and taking a pen to the page.

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110 Responses to Discovering Your God-Given Purpose (Free Giveaway)

  1. Lizzy says:

    I am very passionate about singing and acting. More than anything in the world, I want to be in Musical Theater. If God really did give me this passion and love for acting, do you think that means I should do my best to pursue it? That’s what I want, but I have no idea if that’s what God wants me to do. It’s all very confusing.

  2. Faith says:

    This is so crazy, I just had a conversation about this with a friend literally like an hour or two ago! But God has revealed to me in the past year or two that my purpose is to serve Him through ministry, through telling people about Him. I’m not positive about what capacity He will have me to serve Him in just yet, but right now I’m just trying to glorify and serve Him right where I am. 🙂

  3. Sandra says:

    3,5 years ago I was absolutely sure God wanted me to take care of people with special needs. Even though I wasn’t sure about it, I got the study/job combination, together with three other people out of more than hundred aplications. Now, three years later, I don’t have a job and am not sure what God wants of me. Even though I finished my study (with lots of stress and a very heavy panic attack). I want to think He has somethink better in mind for me, that that’s the reason I still have no job. And somewhere deep inside, at the back of my head, I know that is the truth. God makes things happen at the right time and I should trust Him more. He knows what He is doing. Still it is my passion to take care of the people who need some extra help – that’s what I learned during my study. I pray to God that He shows me His will, that He shows me what I’m made for. I’ll have to wait for the answer, which can take some time and in the meantime I have to trust Him!

    A lot of people told me I have the gift of writing – friends and also teachers told me. That’s what I try to focus on right now, writing a story to glorify God. To tell my story about me searching God and to understand Who He is, His voice and how He wants me to live my life.

    O, and if I might be the winner of the CD: I live in the Netherlands and am not sure if you ship the CD over there. I would be happy to give it to someone living in America :o)

    Btw, I totally loved the song ‘Purpose’

    • Beecher says:

      Thank you for sharing Sandra. It sounds like you’re going through a difficult time. I just want to encourage you to keep pursuing Christ, growing closer to him in this time. It seems that often in our times of waiting we grow closer to the Lord because we can only know and trust that he has us in this place for a reason. Here are a few verses that I hope will encourage you in this season:
      Lamentations 3:25
      Psalm 33:20-22
      Romans 5:3-4
      Psalm 27:14
      Micah 7:7
      Psalm 4:1-17

      Romans 8:28
      Philippians 1:6
      Isaiah 55:8

      And if you win the album, we’ll happily ship it to the Netherlands! Thanks for the comment Sandra, I hope you take the time to read those verses!

      • Sandra says:

        Hello Beecher,

        Thank you so much for your reply! I never though someone would reply on my comment. And yes, sometimes it is hard, but I try to look forward and try to believe God has something better for me in His plans. I just need patience and have to trust Him more. Also thanks for the list of Bible verses. I read them, underlined them and will write them down :o)

        Ow, and you all made the right desicion by giving the CD to Faith. I loved her comment! She deserves it! :o)

        Once again, thank you for your comment and God bless you (and your siblings)!

  4. Jade says:

    I love caring for children, through babysitting/church/homeschooling, etc. I want a large family when I’m older but even if that doesn’t happen I think my purpose has something to do with children!

    • Beecher says:

      That’s super great Jade! Kids are great to work with, and if Jesus loved spending time with children (He did. Read Matthew 19:14) we know it’s a great ministry area! 🙂

  5. Merritt says:

    Hey there, I have to be honest here. It’s very hard for me to find just my passions, and what I want to do or accomplish in this life. And I’m not quite sure what my talents may be, I feel as if I don’t have any. (Haha) I can say that I have a passion for God. I know that I want to live my life to glorify him, and make his name known. I know that I wan to use my skills, whatever they may be, and use it for unselfish reasons. I have a longing to help, what I suppose is a passion, for those people who are feeling miserable, caught up in depression, suicide thoughts, and addiction. Everytime I see or hear of a child who is abused, neglected, or even unloved, my heart breaks. Watching or knowing of other people’s sufferering brings a real pain to my heart. I suppose that I just want to help others, and may God receive all the glory.

  6. betheny says:

    My passion is to love and care for others. There are many job fields that I would like to go into, but with all of them I would be loving and caring for people. All I know is that as long as I’m around people who are hurting then I will be living out my purpose by helping them.

    • Beecher says:

      That’s great that you know you love to work with hurting people Betheny – there are a lot in today’s world! Isn’t it amazing we know the one true healer and Comforter for the hurting, Jesus? Keep it up!

  7. Kay says:

    Thank you so much for this. I’ve been struggling to find my purpose as I head to college in 2 years, but I really think counselling might be it. I love helping my friends through difficult times and helping them grow in the Lord.

  8. I’m passionate about the children and youth in our community. Even though I’m only 14, I would love to be a teacher or youth leader one day!

    • Beecher says:

      Super Laini! And if you have any brothers or sisters you can start by teaching and discipling them! 🙂

  9. A.A. says:

    When I was 15 I began to wonder what my purpose in life would be. I prayed about it for so long. Finally, God revealed that he wanted me to be an elementary teacher. Knowing that, I started working hard for that goal with His help. Now I am 19 and I’m at a university working towards a masters degree in special education. I know God wouldn’t want me anywhere else and it feels amazing to be in His will.

    • Beecher says:

      Awesome!!! There’s no feeling quite like knowing you’re right in the center of God’s will is there? Thanks for this encouraging comment!

  10. Tiff says:

    I am realizing more and more that my purpose right now is to please God in my single years. I have never handled singleness very well, but I have learned that Jesus truly is enough. My purpose is to give Him my life and trust that He has the very best in store for me.

    • Beecher says:

      Tiff, I’m right there with you – I’ve realized that it’s so worth it to turn our future over to God (he obviously already has it, but much of the time we act like we control it). When we acknowledge and embrace his Lordship over our lives, contentment and peace flows freely because we can rest in the fact that he is going to do what’s best for us! 🙂 Great comment – thank you!

  11. kathleene says:

    My purpose can be summed up in the Westminster Shorter Confession Question and Answer 1: The chief end of man is to glorify God and to enjoy Him forever.

  12. Sarah Shaw says:

    My greatest passion is caring for children. After I graduate I hope to do something involving kids in some way!

  13. Aunti Katiti says:

    Thank you so much for this post, It has been a real encouragement to me as I struggle with “knowing” and really knowing what God’s purpose is for my life. I know that God has gifted me with being able to encourage people with my words and acts of service and working with/investing in kids lives, etc. And though I know that this is what God has for me to do, sometimes it’s hard to really know how or where to use those gifts…what is His overall purpose for my life? Is it just in the everyday contact with my family, friends, kids in church, etc. Or does He want me to go to Uganda, work in an orphanage, etc. These are just some questions I have been praying about for a while now. At the moment I know that He wants to continually purify and work in my life…

    • Wasindi says:

      I identify myself so much with what you said!!!!

    • Beecher says:

      Well it sounds like the Lord is really using you in the “here and now” Katiti. One thing that I have learned (and am learning) is that as we take life one day at a time, walking out what we know God has called us to do for today, He is preparing us for tomorrow, whatever it may hold. He may call you to Uganda or Indonesia or you may stay right where you are – but know that wherever you are, if you are remaining sensitive to the Spirit, you are right in the center of his will for your life. Thanks for sharing – stay strong!

  14. Briana Soto says:

    I feel my purpose in life is glorify God in all that I do regardless the circumstances. I am to honor Him in doing what I love most and that’s baking. That’s my deepest passion and to Serve others is another.

    • Beecher says:

      Wow, neat Briana! Sounds like others will really be blessed by your purpose – and so will their tastebuds! What a great way to show love to others by baking them a treat as a gift! 🙂 Thanks for sharing.

  15. Kristina says:

    My purpose is the glorify God and be a light to this world. I am passionate about serving Him and others and enjoy photography.

    • Beecher says:

      Awesome Kristina! It’s so great that our service for others can point them to Christ and his sacrifice for us! Way to go!

  16. Maggie Fipps says:

    My purpose in life is to give praise to God and to show everybody his marvelous love. I can give praise by singing, and praying!

    • Beecher says:

      It’s literally jaw-dropping that the Lord uses us to show others His incredible love isn’t it Maggie? Thanks for sharing about your purpose!

  17. Halee says:

    I love being social and giving advice. I feel like my purpose is encouraging others and being a witness for God’s love.

    • Beecher says:

      That’s great Halee! And isn’t it the best that we have the ultimate, perfect, book where we can find advice about life: The Bible! Thanks for sharing.

  18. Emily says:

    I’m passionate about violin! I love to play in orchestra, and I’ve been able to share the gospel with fellow musicians.

  19. Bethaniee says:

    I am passionate about teaching others.

  20. Elizabeth Kupper says:

    This may sound a little weird but I love seeing people smile and be happy! So my passion is doing little things to make peoples day! 🙂

    • Beecher says:

      Hey, that’s great Elizabeth! We need more smiling people in this world! 🙂 Sounds like Philippians 4:4 describes your purpose! Keep on being a bright light in a dark world!

  21. Jasmine Luna says:

    I’m passionate about Jesus Christ. And my purpose has been to encourage others.
    I want my life to point others to Christ!
    (Love your band’s song “Purpose”, by the way! One of my favorite videos on your YouTube is a cover y’all did of “Soul on Fire” by Third Day.

    • Beecher says:

      Encouraging others is a great purpose Jasmine!
      Thanks so much (see, you’re putting encouraging words to use right there)! 🙂 That means a lot.

  22. Lillian says:

    In reading these blogs and talking to the younger girls in my life, I have found that I am passionate about being a good example and teaching them to be all that God wants them to be.

    • Beecher says:

      You’re right, we have such a great opportunity to be examples to the younger people in our lives. Thanks for sharing Lillian!

  23. Taylor says:

    When I read the question the first thing that comes to mind is that my purpose in life is to glorify God forever. In all of my dreams and passions I want my main goal to be that whatever I do I am completely glorifying God through it all.
    Since I was little God has always given me a special place for mission work. That is my dream – to become a missionary. I am constantly having to remember that right where I am standing needs God too and I can start mission work today. Girl Defined has definitely helped me remember that!

    • Beecher says:

      Taylor, I couldn’t agree with you more! Whether it’s Africa, India, or your hometown, there are people starving for the Gospel all around us. Thanks for the insightful comment!

  24. Jess says:

    My passion and I believe purpose in life is to comfort and encourage people. I long to be a wife and mom, but the whole world is full of people who want caring. There are so many ways to do this…an encouraging word, a listening ear, a prayer and snuggle for little siblings etc…

    • Beecher says:

      You’re so right Jess. There are many many hurting people out there. But what a great opportunity to point them to Christ’s love for them! It’s amazing that we can do something as simple as say a kind word or help someone with something, and yet it shows love to them and often will open doors for the Gospel. Keep it up!

  25. Savannah says:

    My and prayer passion is that the Lord will use me in some mighty way to further his kingdom and to be a godly, loving,and supportive wife to my husband Lord-willing some day. I am looking forward to all God has planned in the future, becuase I know that it is all for His glory!

  26. Lydia says:

    My #1 passion is to worship Christ and to seek His face everyday. I can never get enough of His presence. My #2 passion is for missions. Whether at home or abroad. I want to give my life to sharing love and speaking truth into people’s lives. #3 I have a love for History. I think that God might use my interest and knowledge in this subject to someday become a teacher or a professor. Over all, I am just so excited that God will use WHATEVER job or field of work that I choose for HIS GLORY. I cannot wait. For life with Christ is one crazy, wild, but wondeful adventure.

    • Beecher says:

      Oh so true Lydia! When we give Christ control of our lives it’s such an adventure with Him – what an awesome God we serve! Thanks for the comment. 🙂

  27. Moriah Faith says:

    I am really passionate about counseling people who are struggling with depression, self-harm and relationship problems. I also enjoy just loving on my younger siblings and help the family because one day I hope to be a great wife and mom. Glorifying God in the little things will all add up and I wouldn’t want it any other way 🙂

  28. Shery Aning Astuti says:

    I’m passionate about teaching kids in order to bring them back to God. So it’s not just about knowledge but how they respond after they get it. I hope through lessons that I’ll teach, they can see God in it

  29. Kristina Miller says:

    This is a great post!!
    I used to struggle with finding my purpose. But I encourage, find contentment in serving where you are now, pursue your dreams, and the open doors! You never know where you may find yourself. Suddenly you may find your dreams coming true ‘in front of your eyes’. The Lord opened doors. I got to serve a busy mother, expand my photography knowledge and clients. (Photography is something I love!) And even some videography. It’s been awesome

    • Beecher says:

      That’s great Kristina! It’s true – when we follow passions that God has given us, He will use those for his Kingdom work and to draw us closer to him! That’s so neat that he’s blessing that passion of yours. Thanks for sharing!

  30. Rebecca Gitto says:

    I’m a new wife and soon to be Mommy – my purpose is to always have a happy, loving home for my hubby to come home to – to build him up in HIS goals and dreams – and to raise children for Christ 🙂 I also love to write and sing to spread the message of God’s Grace 🙂

    • Wasindi says:

      So goals!!! Do you have a career? I would like to seek advice from someone. I mean, I wanna have a career, a long one hehe, but I also want to build a family, if this was your situation can you please advice me or tell me about something that made you understand…?

    • Beecher says:

      Wow, thanks for this encouraging comment Rebecca! Encouraging to hear this! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  31. Kari says:

    I want to do Gods will for my life. I am a homeschooling mama and work from home as well as a midwife assistant in training. I love being a mama and wife and spending time with Jesus!

  32. Kay Marie says:

    My purpose in life is sharing God’s love with others. There is no greater joy than seeing someone receive Christ as their Saviour. I love to encourage other Christians, and I put a lot into being a good friend.

    • Beecher says:

      I agree – there’s nothing like seeing that is there? Sounds like you’re living a 1 Thessalonians 5:11 life! “Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.”

  33. Isabella Jo says:

    I am very passionate about singing. I love the opportunities I have to praise God through singing. I also love taking care of children and teaching them about Jesus.

    • Beecher says:

      Sounds like a great combo Isabella – Kids love to sing, maybe there will be opportunities for you to combine the two! Thanks for the comment – keep on singing and pointing others to Jesus! 🙂

  34. Daughter of the One True King. says:

    I am still praying for God to show me His purpose for my life, but I do know that I’m passionate about people seeing Christ through me. Through my words and actions. Everything I do, I want it to be for His Glory.

  35. Ashley says:

    My purpose in life is still a subject of prayer, but I know that there are many things in which God has given me interest that may someday become part of that purpose. Pray much and do often. Someday His answer will become clear. Of one thing I am certain, my long term purpose is to glorify Christ and to make Him known. At least He made me aware of the most difficult part first! 😀

    • Beecher says:

      Great thoughts Ashley! I love that quote, “Pray much and do often.” As you keep serving those around you and serving the Lord, you’ll find your purpose. And you’ve got it right, no matter what vocation you’re called to that central theme of glorifying Christ always remains central! Thanks for the comment. 🙂

  36. Kari Houghton says:

    My passion in life is children and animals I often take in hurt or orphaned animals and hope to one day run an orphanage for children and animals if the Lord wills

  37. Sereina says:

    My purpose is to glorify God in all that I do. That often means many different things, but more recently that’s meant taking better care of the body He’s given me and sharing interests I’m skilled at with others. I also feel that my future purpose is to one day be a stay-at-home wife and mother, though right I’m currently single.

    • Beecher says:

      Super Sereina! Sounds like you have 1 Corinthians 10:31 in mind – isn’t that such a convicting verse?! It’s neat how the Lord uses so many different roles, from missionary to doctor to wife and mother, to give him glory and point others to Him! One of my favorite quotes comes from Andy Stanley: “Your greatest contribution to the kingdom of God may not be something you do, but someone you raise.” That’s a great thing to look ahead to. Thanks for commenting.

  38. Wasindi says:

    I wanna be a doctor. And my friends and teachers say I’m very talented in biology, but let’s face it, it will take me 10 years of study, but in the other hand I wanna marry not-so-old hehe. I’m having a hard time what’s my God given purpose for my life, because I wanna serve people with my medical skills but I wanna have a family too and dedicate myself to my husband and children….

    • Beecher says:

      Hi Wasindi,
      Whew, I can relate – there are a lot of huge decisions in life that can seem overwhelming. Thankfully we have a heavenly Father who gives us wisdom as to the steps to take. Here are a couple things I’d encourage you to do:
      – Pray for wisdom and direction. And get some other people praying along with you!
      – Serve where you are right now. Even though you haven’t done medical school, I bet there are some medical missions trips you could join or local ministries you could get involved with that will give you a taste of the medical field.
      – Get advice from your parents and mentors. Older people know a LOT about life and would love to share it with you. But you’ve got to ask. 🙂
      – Give up your own desires. Ask God to show you what HE wants for your life, and to make you content with that. I’ve found that when we give the reigns of life to the Lord, it’s so much better than when we try to force something because of our own wants and desires. Hope this helps you a little bit!

      • Wasindi says:

        THANK YOU!!!!!well, about the second one, I live in DR and well, they don’t have that here….I certainly would do it!

  39. Elaine says:

    The purpose in my life is doing my best to do God’s will. I have always felt I should be an author and I love writing, but I want to be a wife and mother very much. Right now I am just trying to live according to the will of the Lord, and align myself with His will and trying to spend as much time with Him, in Word and prayer and thought, each day as I can.

    • Beecher says:

      Great job staying in the Word Elaine. As we live out our lives in whatever vocation the Lord calls us to, it’s so important to stay focused and centered on Christ. Read Revelation 4 about the worship of God – it’s truly an awe-inspiring passage and I hope it deepens your walk with the Lord. Keep it up!

  40. Jesusfreak17 says:

    I am passionate about pointing Mormons to know the true Christ.

  41. Jessica says:

    I spent a long time wondering what I should be doing with my life. I finally found my true passion – people. I work kind of as a “office manager” at a local hardware store. I found that I absolutely love going to work each day to try and impact my co-workers and customers with just a smile, a kind action or an inspiring word. I am so happy and motivated when I can make an impact on people!

    • Beecher says:

      That’s fantastic Jessica! I think sometimes it’s easy to lose sight of the fact that we can (and should) minister to people we are around in our everyday lives – the mission field is all around us, not just overseas in a foreign country. 🙂 Sounds like you’re doing a great job being salt and light!

  42. Maria says:

    This is a great post. It’s a great reminder that ordinary people can do extraordinary things for God. And that we all have our own gifts and talents. My biggest passion is music. I love serving as a worship intern at my church and being mentored by the paastoral staff and I am able to mentor the younger people on the team. Imu second passion is children, and I am serving as a youth group leader and its been a great experience having a few of the youth on the worship team this year. I am looking forward to see what else God has planned for me and I am excited for the new year in which I will be able to work even more Mentoring those on the team.

    • Beecher says:

      Wow, sounds super Maria! It is amazing to watch God use “earthen vessels” (2 Corinthians 4:7) to accomplish his purposes. Music can be such a tool to proclaim God’s truth to others – One reason we love it so much is that it’s a universal language. It can be sung, played, shouted all over the world and encourage believers everywhere (while pointing unbelievers to Christ). Keep on shining the light of Christ!

  43. Airwren says:

    Evangelism of the lost and encouragement of believers through my family ministry.

  44. Soophie Passah says:

    As a child of God ,We all have one supreme purpose that is to expand his kingdom. That is what we are created for. God has saved us and now it’s our responsibility to reach out to others and not be selfish, reach out to them and help them about the truth of God and his love for them. But as you say , we are not all the same. So we need the wisdom of God for that. James 1:5 says we can ask God for wisdom and he will give us freely. And also true wisdom is by living right and doing good things with GENTLENESS (James 3:13). So we can help others by first living righteously and with a gentle heart..We should be the symbol of what is to come, ie Jesus(zechariah 3:9) , let people see jesus in us so that we can be an example to them and share his love. So that is my purpose.

  45. omi says:

    I want to serve God fully in all that I do so that I may get to know him more. My main purpose is to serve other’s and help out those in need. I want to serve missions when I graduate and help those poor children with out any Christian role models or real homes…

  46. Alaina says:

    I have a big passion for photography and would like to use it as a ministry
    Because I also have a passion for teaching God’s word and talking about our Savior.
    I’m so thrilled to see where the Lord has and will take me in the future. It’s a wonderful journey and I strive to please Him through all the battles of this life!

  47. Grace Siyu says:

    I have a big passion for my country, China, and for me my dream is to help it in any way I can.

  48. Beecher says:

    Thanks for the comment Terry! Great to hear from you! 🙂 Keep on pointing others to Christ through your relationships!

  49. Katie says:

    honestly, and not to be a jerk, but I don’t feel as though “All you have to do is comment below as to what YOUR purpose in life is, or what you are passionate about, to be entered.” is fair. 🙁 I USED to be so sure of everything, FULL of passion, about God, about life, and totally sure with what God’s will and my purpose was. When I graduated from highschool.
    Enter real life.
    It’s HARD.
    It HURTS.
    And it’s not the least bit fair or yielding.
    I am now 23, in college- but is what I’m doing my “purpose”, my “calling”?? I don’t know. I am working two part time jobs *and* going to school full time, and I feel SO lost and confused. Life did one on me and I am scared b/c I **DON’T** know what “my purpose” is. I’m scared b/c I don’t have passion anymore– literally, that SCARES me.
    I’m not trying to be a jerk. I’m really not. But I *am* trying to be real here. Not everyone knows. 🙁 Or …. knows anymore.
    I know I used to be passionate about writing. but my purpose? I don’t know.

    • Leanne says:

      Dear Katie,

      I’m sorry for the trouble you’re going through. Although I don’t know what would best help your situation, do know that God has a plan for your life, whether it seem ordinary or extraordinary in the eyes of others. He created YOU, and your life is in His control! Remember Psalm 139:14? You are unique to Him! I know that life can sometimes be confusing (I’ve had those times too), and unexpected things can happen, but God is sovereign and knows all those things and has your entire life planned out. All you have to do is trust Him!

      Your sister in Christ,

      • Katie says:

        Thanks Leanne (((big hug)))
        Trust is reeeeeeaaaaallllly hard for me right now. It’s one of those things I have the head knowledge of, but then I go to put into practice and come to a screeching halt. :/ Thank you for your kind and encouraging words– it means a lot.

    • Lilian Pereira says:

      Hi Katie, I know something about what you are passing through, I was sure about my purpose and everything in high school, an than I got into college, It was hard, I super understand you. The way you described your feelings was just like mine!

      But I cry out to God and He gave me grace to finnally understand John 17.3
      “And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.”

      It doen´t matter where you are, Your purpose is to know Him! I believe that in every single situation in our lives we can learn something with our Father.

      Katie just ask Him to open your eyes so you can see what He wants to work in your life through this time.

      May the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your heart and mind through Christ Jesus.

  50. Leanne says:

    God has placed a burden on my heart for the unsaved at my college campus. It is my prayer that they come to have a right relationship with Jesus.

  51. GirlDefined says:

    Congratulations @faith_bevins You are the winner of the CD giveaway. Thanks so much to everyone who participated!!!

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