It’s graduation season!! Such an exciting time for the class of 2017. I am super excited for all the graduates that are graduating from elementary school , middle school, high school, and college.🎓 Congratulations and best wishes to you all!
It is such a great experience and feeling to walk across a stage to accept your diploma. Having family and friends there cheering you on for achieving such an amazing accomplishment is one of life greatest milestones. Whether it’s moving on to the next grade level or about you beginning your career and life after college—the best is yet to come!
This brings me to purpose. Do you know what your purpose is on earth? Everyone is born of purpose. It’s just up to us to discover what that purpose is and how will we use it. Will you use it for good or bad? Will you use it to self promote or kingdom promote? There will be many test, trials, and tribulations that you will go through as you learning what your purpose is here on earth, but in the end it will be all worth it.
“I know that you can do all things; no purpose of yours can be thwarted.”
Job 42:2 NIV
Job let us know that our purpose through God will never be prevented and with God we can do all things. This is just the beginning for you! Don’t second guess what God has given you and don’t compare it to others either. Understand that distractions will come into play when we start comparing ourselves to others and try to mirror our purpose and success to someone else. Everyone wants to be successful, however no one has a manual to success. Someone can tell you what they did to become successful, but that doesn’t mean success will turn out the same way for you as it did for them. What worked for one person doesn’t necessarily mean it will work for you.
“For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.” Ephesians 2:10 ESV
Good things are happening in your life right now, but know that even better things are going to happen in your future especially when you include God in your planning process and you are seeking your purpose through him.
This is just the beginning! Pray. Ask God to show you your purpose and what he wants you to discover during this next phase in your life. Also, consider that your purpose is not about you, but what God wants to do through you.
“Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.” Proverbs 19:21 NIV