Does God have a specific plan for me?
Do you believe that God has a specific plan for your life? Maybe you already do, but do you know how to find it?
If left to ourselves, without God, we as humans will get caught in the endless cycle of trying to be better, doing things faster, and having more stuff. We will naturally want to focus on getting a great job, finding the right person to marry, getting the first home or second home, and buying the newer car. We might say we love God but, in reality, our real ambition and drive is about success, about significance, about fame, and about money. It’s only when we find ourselves in the midst of all of this that we might think to add Jesus to our list of important plans.
This is why many Christians are just drifting through life until one day they wake up feeling empty and confused. Then they ask, “Does God have a plan for me because it doesn’t feel like it.”
If you can relate to this, there is good news for you. Very clearly in Scripture God says that He has a unique work for you to do. In Ephesians 2:10 it says “we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.”
So you can be certain that God does indeed have a plan for you. And the best way to discover that plan is to discover how He made you. This means taking a “sober self-assessment,” which involves taking an honest look at who you are – not seeing yourself too highly nor too lowly – and taking inventory of your strengths and weaknesses.
Doesn’t it make sense that we would be created to accomplish what God wants? Yet, most Christians don’t even know what their strengths and weaknesses are, nor are they aware of their spiritual gifts. And as a result, they have no idea where they fit in the body of Christ and how to serve God and others.
So here’s the game-changer challenge. Listen to a message called How to Discover the Real You. It will help you to take a sober self-assessment. It won’t take that long, but it might change the course of your life.
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