“But the path of the righteous is like the light of dawn, which shines brighter and brighter until full day” Proverbs 4:18, ESV.
God’s specific purpose and plan for your life can’t be seen all at once. He reveals more and more as you go along. It’s like eating the tiny crumbs on the floor that get bigger and bigger in size until we reach the bigger, much larger, cookie. That’s similar to how our purpose works. We follow Him in the smallest commands first. Doing the things we already know to do, until He gives more light and instructions. Some people might never discover their big cookie of a purpose because they won’t stoop down to eat the crumbs that lead to it.
An old friend of mine who I had known for many years, would tell me over and over again, “You have a gift of encouragement.” I didn’t think anything of it. I actually thought it was odd that she called encouragement a spiritual gift. But she would keep telling me until one day I figured if I’m able to encourage people in a gifted way, why not let it work for me. So I began to look for opportunities and creative ways to encourage others. What people tell you over and over again about yourself is an indicator of what you’re good at. It is an indicator of your purpose.
You are happiest when you are doing what you were created to do. Your joy level may be at an all time low and you’re fighting hard not to cave in to the pressure. Cave in to God instead. You have nothing to lose. Let Him use you to the fullest extent. Receive the tiny crumbs of purpose He’s already revealed and trust Him every step of the way to reveal more. There is an expected end. There is a bigger plan and purpose far greater than you can ever imagine. Do the little things very well. Put your heart and your all into the little things and look for more around the bend.
Prayer: Father God, thank You. You are so good. I love you more than anything. Keep on teaching me by Your Spirit. Keep on helping me trust your plans for me. I humble myself and I stoop down and receive the tiny crumbs, the small instructions. Lead me and help me get to that place you thought of when you were forming me in my mother’s womb. I want to please You more than anything. Love, Your daughter.
(Read Jeremiah 29:11-13)