For we are God handiwork, recreated in Christ Jesus, that we may do those good works which God predestined for us, taking paths which He prepared ahead of time, that we should walk in them, living the good life which He prearranged and made ready for us to live.
I love this verse. It sounds so simple: God created us. God prepared a path for us. If we walk the path, we will have a good life. Sounds great, doesn’t it? Unfortunately, real life isn’t always so simple because any of us are directionally-challenged, if you know what I mean?
Some of us make a wrong turn. Some of us miss God’s path for our lives completely. And how are we even supposed to know what path to take? After all, there are a lot of paths out there to choose from.
Do you have a dream that doesn’t make sense? A passion that won’t quit? There’s a reason for that. God is such an awesome and loving God that when He starts our heart beating, His touch lingers for just a moment.
And in that touch, He creates us to be us.
And in that touch, He creates us to be unique.
And in that touch, He gives us talents, interests, abilities and gifts.
And in that touch, He pours certain passions into our heart.
And in that touch, He loves us as no other ever can or ever will.
So, what’s the answer to the question of what does God want us to do?
He wants us to follow our gifts, our talents, our passions, and our dreams. After all, He’s the one who gave them to us. God wants us to enjoy our lives. If you don’t know what that is. EXPERIMENT until you find something you love. Something that you care about so much that you will spend hours and hours doing it and enjoy it.
That something is YOUR DREAM.
Your Dream is God’s Purpose.
Here is some really good news. He gives us all that we need to accomplish His purpose and our dream. So no matter how crazy your dream sounds, God wants you to pursue it.
And it is when we pursue those dreams that we are filled with a joy and peace that can’t be explained. As we pursue our dreams, we are fulfilling God’s purpose for us. Some may not understand it; some will call it a hobby; some a waste of time, but focusing on our God-given dream is a divine task.
What’s your divine task that God is waiting for you to complete?