You may not know the “endgame” of your life. But you know who the Author is, and He has your “good” in mind from beginning to end. The way to discover your purpose is not by going through various psychological tests. It’s by rearranging your life each day to listen and obey Him.
When difficulties arise, as they surely will, we have a choice to make. We can complain or worry, lamenting our sad situation. Or we can use it to pray and ask for the grace to be able to say, “The Lord is my portion; therefore I will wait for Him.”
🆆🅷🆈 is it difficult to be honest to ourselves, to others, and even to God? We have a lot of misunderstandings. These create fears, pretensions, and cover-ups. Consequently, we do not experience true life change, which God lovingly desires for us. We often misunderstand God’s knowledge of us, His presence, His purpose for us, and His process of transforming us. …
We must have regular and frequent times of reflection and prayer to meditate and contemplate on God’s word as well as on His presence and action in our lives. As a result, we can discern His will so that we can respond to Him faithfully.
Though we may not like it, suffering is part of our experience in this world. But in Christ suffering has its place in forming us. We learn trust and obedience through suffering. Our desires are purified. Our faith in Him is strengthened, not weakened. Hang in there!
Transformation in Christ does not happen without intentionality. You need to work out your salvation with fear and trembling for it is God who is at work in you to make you willing and able to fulfill His will.