Wayne R. Scott with Dane Bundy
Finding your calling can sometimes feel like pinning jello to the wall.
My Wrestling and Wandering
As a young man, I certainly wrestled with the Lord over what he wanted me to do with my life. Before I founded LifeHouse Productions, I worked in a number of jobs. Looking back I don’t see them as “wastes of time” in any sense.
But I couldn’t shake the feeling that while I was there I was wandering, and I hadn’t yet arrived or found my life purpose. I didn’t start LifeHouse productions until I was 35. (If you’re interested in hearing more of my story and how God led me to LifeHouse, check out episode #1 of my podcast.)
You’re Not Alone
I speak with many people, young and old, who struggle with finding God’s will for their life. It can be a difficult time.
Unlike generations past, we have far more career options than ever before, and this can be bittersweet because sometimes it results in “choice overload”!
And unfortunately, I haven’t written the book 7 Steps to Finding Your Calling: Living with Financial and Emotional Exuberance!
Why You’re Here
But I can tell you why you exist, which is the foundation of your calling.
You are here to glorify God.
Paul tells the church in Phillipi, “So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God” (1 Corinthians 10:31).
The Westminster Catechism phrases it this way:
Q: What is the chief end [purpose] of man?
A: Man’s chief end is to glorify God, and to enjoy him forever.
God created us to know Him, enjoy Him, praise Him, and all of this brings glory to Him.
A Prayer to Guide You
To help you think about what this practically means for you, consider this prayer by the great Baptist Pastor, Charles Spurgeon:
“Lord, help me to think of thee and for thee; thou hast put me in this world for something; Lord, show me what that is, and help me to work out my life-purpose: I cannot do much; but as the widow put in her two mites, which were all her living, so, Lord, I cast my time and eternity too into thy treasury; I am all thine; take me, and enable me to glorify thee now, in all that I say, in all that I do, and with all that I have.”
For those of you who are wandering, be encouraged, God is not unaware. Take the first step and dedicate your life to Him. Not a moment of it will be wasted.
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