When I grow up I want to be a…

I just remember being like “what in the world am I supposed to do?” I wanted to be a teacher, but that didn’t work. Then, I wanted to be a lawyer.. That much schooling? No way. I wanted to be a SUPERSTAR, but that wasn’t a degree. I just had no idea what in the world I was supposed to do or who I was supposed to be.I remember the day I decided my major in college just wasn’t what I wanted to be (3 times).  I remember the day I realized being great in sales wasn’t what I wanted to do forever.  I remember the exact minute I realized being a General Manager really wasn’t all I wanted in life.  I remember the day I thought, “hmm being a business owner is great, why do I still feel like this shouldn’t be my career?”  What is tough is that in the life of being a 25 year old woman I see and hear people around me suffering with these exact same emotions I battled with. 
Who am I?

What am I?

When I grow up I wanna be.. Wait… I just don’t know.

  
There are hundreds of Bible verses you can use to explain that Jesus wanted us to seek Him in order to find our true purpose, but this one if by far my favorite. 

“Whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will find it” -Jesus

I did not discover my true purpose until I gave my life for Christ.  I say to you TRULY and genuinely that I first discovered a real relationship with God.  As I worked on that relationship, and put God first in my life as I discovered my Faith, it was then; that I discovered who I felt God calling me to become.  I remember out of nowhere one day I was sitting in a prayer meeting and my heart felt like it was on fire.. The fire was my call to become a Youth Pastor.  

*Not everyone’s call is the same or the same job, please hear my heart that your call may look different than mine*

As I explored my call into the ministry I realized I almost went my entire life writing off religion and faith to do life “my way” and to continue trying every job I could to discover my purpose.  I thank God everyday that He came to me so that I could live a life that is so full words can’t truly do it justice.

My point:  losing my life for God happened because I asked myself this question.. “What if Hell is a real place?  What if we really do have a God?”

My heart stirred to answer those questions and as I prayed for this God I didn’t believe in somehow my heart was opened & I was able to truly believe the truth.  

Stop asking the world what your purpose is.  Stop asking the world who you are supposed to be.  I promise the answers you are seeking aren’t of the world, they are of the one who created you.

When I grow up.. I want to be.. Exactly who my God created me to be in His image.

If your struggling with who you are, or who you are supposed to be in this world, let me assure you your identity is worth discovering.  As you discover who you are you discover the one who made you, and that discovery is what will give you the rest of eternity to be that person ❤️ 

#Servant #FreedominHim #LifeinHisPurpose #LifeinYouthMinistry

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