God Has a Big Idea For You
Are you listening?
There is an old saying that many people live lives of quiet desperation.
In the Christian world, we can add to that a life of being a pew warmer. They’re like sports players who never get off the bench…and into the game.
Instead year after year they’re on the bench. They show up. They go home and live their life.
But they never really become an influence.
And they don’t seek God for what BIG IDEA He has prepared for them.
It’s interesting. Since I wrote the book Financial Freedom, I’ve had people email me and ask me if I knew what direction God wanted to take them. Did I know what He had for them personally?
Nope. I don’t have a clue where God wants you. I don’t know what wonderful things He has created you for. That’s between you and Him.
What I do know is that He never reveals the whole plan at once…or you’d likely be scared out of your wits!
If you’ve been to a fast food restaurant you know what supersize is. Well it seems like God’s plans only come in Godsize…or at least they seem that way to you.
No one can give you full direction for your life, but there are a few little hints…
#1 – What are you already naturally gifted for?
God created you for a purpose. You have gifts and talents given to you. And you can be expected to use those gifts in whatever you do.
A lot of readers will respond that they’re not gifted for anything. Quit your lying! Especially to yourself.
If you don’t know what your gifts are, then ask those around you who care about you. Send an email to friends, family, and co-workers asking them what they rely on you for…or what they feel seems to come naturally to you.
It’s often much easier for those around you to see your gifts shining through even when you’re totally blind to them.
#2 – What are you passionate about?
What gets you most excited or righteously angry? Who does your heart seem to go out to even more than those around you?
What problems and situations others are experiencing that are tough for you to ignore?
Since God leads by love, who do you feel the greatest LOVE for…and a desire to help?
#3 – What are you curious about?
What grabs your interest and makes you want to know more?
I’ve found curiosity is a strong motivation and driver of action. Where does your curiosity pique and continue growing?
What could you spend all your time studying and discussing…and still be excited to keep going?
#4 – Who are you…really?
Here’s one of the most important elements. When you find your purpose, you’re free to be who you were created to be.
If we took off all the “expectations” everyone else has for you, who would you choose to be?
What would you choose to do?
And how would you choose to bring value to others?
You become free to be who God created you to be.
Importance of Finding Your BIG IDEA and God’s Plan For You
Go look at the book of Esther, and specifically this verse:
“For if thou altogether holdest thy peace at this time, then shall there enlargement and deliverance arise to the Jews from another place; but thou and thy father’s house shall be destroyed: and who knoweth whether thou art come to the kingdom for such a time as this?”
Est 4:14 KJV
Who knows whether you’re come to kingdom for such a time as this?
You are here for a reason in this time where you are at. There are people you can help. There are those you can reach.
Will you fulfill everything God has for you?