33. Steps to your specific purpose (2)

As we have discussed in the previous devotion, we need to spend a lot of time with the Lord and hear from Him what our purpose in life is. When we have heard, we must test it against the Word of God in order to receive confirmation that we have heard correctly and secondly we need to ask fellow Christians to pray for us and receive confirmation for us from the Lord. Now let's continue with the next steps:

4. Seeing things

As we continue in the fun park we will see the different rides and we will see everything that there is to do. And certain of these rides will attract our attention and we will naturally feel drawn to it.

In our lives that is the working of the Holy Spirit. He will help us on the road to see where we should go. He will lead us on the right paths. He might provide us with dreams helping us to know which way to turn, or He might give us visions on what the future might hold, or He might send a prophet on your way to proclaim a prophecy over your life. Or it might be less dramatic and He could give you peace over what you must do that transcends all understanding. If you ask for the Holy Spirit's guidance, it will be given unto you. Listen to what Jesus said about Him:

John 16:13, "When the Spirit of Truth comes, He will guide you into all Truth. He will tell you about the future."

John 16:15, "…the Spirit will reveal to you whatever He receives from Me."

We can therefore trust the guiding of the Holy Spirit. He will help us to know whether we are on the right path or not.

5. Know yourself

In the fun park there are different rides for different kinds of people. Adventure-loving people would go for the high, dangerous roller coasters, whilst the faint hearted would go on a more relaxed ride. Or there might be people who have motion sickness and would rather not go on a ride, but rather enjoy the water activities on a lazy river or something.

In your life you know yourself the best. You know your strengths and your weaknesses and you know whether something makes you excited or not. You will know whether it suits you or not. But be careful here. Moses also didn't think he could lead the Israelites and look at what a mighty leader he became. Therefore try and have a look at yourself through God's eyes. He sees your potential and you should see it too.

6. Narrowed down choice

If you are standing before two roller-coasters in the fun park and you do not know which one to choose, pray about it and look at the area surrounding each one and go to the one that appeals to you the most.

When you cannot decide between two choices and you have followed all these steps, take a moment, take a deep breath and pray about it again. Go back to step 1 and spend time with the Lord. Ask Him to help you open your eyes to the area surrounding each choice and ask Him to help you see which one to choose. The Holy Spirit will guide you. Remember the Lord wants you to make the right decision. He wants you to succeed. Trust Him enough with it. He will lead you to the right choice.

Dear Lord, please help us to find the right way. We would love to look up to You and find the answers to our prayers. We know You have a purpose for us, please reveal it to us today. Amen

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