Who do you want to be one day? What do you want to do in life? What is your dream job? These are all questions that many of us have been asked since High School, and maybe even until now. But did you know that you do not need to come up with your own dream job nor choose someone else’s dream? Did you know that you were actually made with a unique hidden purpose?
I lived my whole school life trying to figure out what I wanted to do in life. My elders wanted me to be a doctor, my parents wanted me to be a lawyer, and the list just went on. I went through college and took career test exams that were suppose to detect which careers would match me best.
All these efforts were done to find that perfect dream job, my purpose for life. At the end, I decided to choose business marketing only because it seemed like a safe major that couldn’t go wrong. But even after choosing my major, I still didn’t know what I wanted to do with my life. Many would ask me what do you want to do in life?
I really didn’t know.
My answer would be, I want to own my own marketing company, or I want to be a marketing coordinator for Amazon, or I want to be a business consultant for Deloitte, and my answers would continuously change based on the current job availability out there. I thought my purpose would be limited to the options I see in this world, or the job labels that were out there.
But it wasn’t until about a year ago when I finally found my hidden purpose in life. In fact, not just any purpose, but a unique purpose with no existing job labels. I found a purpose that I didn’t have to make up about because I was created for it.
You were created for a purpose that only you can fulfill, a purpose that God made you for. Jeremiah 1:5 says, “Before I made you in your mother’s wound, I chose you. Before you were born, I set you apart for a special work.”
You were not made to make up or choose your own purpose; You were made with a purpose that you are supposed to find.
God made everyone with a special purpose, a special work that can only be completed by you. Don’t neglect the dreams that God has placed in your heart, and if you have not found it yet, do not give up because you do have one.
So how do you find your hidden purpose? From first finding your special gift from God. 1 Peter 4:10 says, “God has given each of you a gift from his great variety of spiritual gifts. Use them well to serve one another.”
We have all been given special gifts from the Holy Spirit to help minister to others and fulfill our assigned purpose from God. But before we can find our purpose, we must first know our gifts and talents from God. For instance, you can’t have dreams to be a famous chef until you have found your talent and passion in cooking.
You must go out there and find your gift and passion from God. My God-given dreams is to be a writer, speaker, and author of Christian books that will inspire others in growing their love and faith in a real God. Back in college, I never had any God-given dreams or knew my purpose in life because I never found my passion in God and didn’t know what my gift from God was, which I later found was in writing.
But after putting myself out there and trying different things, I finally found my gift and hidden purpose from God. We will never know what we are good at or what we love until we try it out. If you’re a good cook, you probably didn’t know it until you tried cooking. None of us were born knowing what our gifts and purposes are in life. But just because we are not aware of our gifts and purpose from God does not mean we do not have a God-given purpose in our lives.
God has special plans for you, so go out there and find your hidden purpose from God. Try different ministries, serve others, get involved in your community, and see where God will take you. You don’t have to make up a purpose up for yourself because only God’s purpose will give you a life to its fullest. Jeremiah 29:11 says, “For I know the plans I have for you”, says the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and future.” Your great purpose doesn’t come from you, it comes from God.
We will never live satisfied lives if we try to be someone who we were never created to be. God has set you apart for a special purpose – will you find that special calling? So remember, find your hidden purpose.