Uncovering Your Purpose: I Have No Words, So I’ll Let God Do the Talking…

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Uncovering Your Purpose

This post is going to write itself. I know it, because I have absolutely no words to say right now, and they only way that anything is going to come out is if God speaks through me.

“Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us…”

- Ephesians 3:20

God works in ways that are so much higher than our ways. Our minds are simply too small, too imperfect to really comprehend the things that he wants to do through us. Yet so often, we use our minds to try and ascertain which direction to go, which job to take, and what decisions to make. It seems like the smart thing to do, honestly. We live our lives as though we need to prepare for every possible tragedy, as though it’s our job to determine the unforeseen events of the future and prepare ourselves for them. We save money, we take steps that are safe and that guarantee (we think) success.

Life is a maze, and we can’t see the end of it. We can’t see what lies ahead of each bend and turn that we choose. And yet we believe, somehow, that we are the best equipped to determine our path. From our limited vantage point, it seems only logical to be prepared. It seems only reasonable to walk the safe path. Our logic can seem so right, and we can easily scoff at the crazies who decide to take a different path.

What if there’s someone who can see the way more clearly than you can? What if the “logical” and “safe” path isn’t actually the best one? What if the path that looks treacherous and unsafe, the one that looks like it should be avoided, is actually the only path that leads to some great unforeseen blessing that God wants to pour out on you?

So many of us choose to live a safe life. We give up on our passions for jobs that pay well and bore us to death. We marry the first nice guy that comes along because we are afraid to end up alone. We settle for church once or twice a week, and the most ministry we ever experience is some half-hearted volunteer work that we occasionally partake in.

God has so much more. It isn’t safe. It isn’t easy. It isn’t free of hardship. But he is able to do immeasurably more than we can imagine. We can live a life of courage, passion, and fulfillment if we are willing to let go of the mediocre and safe. We can go into the pits of hell and claim souls for him. We can experience passion and joy that is barely containable or explainable. God wants to give you something amazing; it’s so amazing that if he told you what he has in store, you would not believe him. That road is most definitely the harder road to take, but what is satisfying about cowardice and unbelief? The life of sacrifice that God calls us to is actually the most beautiful, rich, and satisfying life that can be lived on this earth. Take the narrow road and claim the blessings that God has in store for the faithful.

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Lauren D'Alessandro
As the founder of The You Are Project’s print magazine and blog, Lauren is passionate about developing publications that inspire creativity and action. Lauren is the Editor-in-Chief of You Are REAL and the creator and manager of our website. Her dream is to continue using writing and publications as tools for communicating God’s love to the world. Keep up with her latest endeavors at laurendalessandro.com.
  • Darlene Anderson

    Lauren, Thanks for sharing this wisdom. So often people think if there are hardships they must be out of God’s will; but sometimes God does not lead us down the smooth or traditional or safe path. I guess I’d rather be on a difficult path with Him than on an easy one without Him.

  • http://laurendalessandro.com Lauren

    I’m glad that you got something out of it. :) And you’re definitely right about the difficult and easy paths…hardship is always more bearable when God is there, and his presence is so much better than physical comfort.

  • Bonnie

    Get it girl! Woo! That was so encouraging this morning!