“The mind of man plans his way,
But the Lord directs his steps.”
- King Solomon
Does this still come as a surprise that you were uniquely created and wonderfully made?
That something was intended when He intended you?
That the goal of your life is not to become something different, but to figure out who you already have in yourself to be, and become it?
The startling thing that people find when they wade into the idea of calling and purpose (when they do something like a LifePlan retreat), is that what God intends for them…
…is often the opposite of what they believed.
…is what they almost always secretly hoped.
…is what they had largely forgotten.
…is what they almost quit believing.
If the unique way you bear His image is the way He is best known; if His glory is most manifest in the unique way you share some aspect of His glory that no other creature can, like C.S. Lewis says...
"It should not surprise us that your unique purpose is opposed and hidden."
But it is the “treasure in the field” we should sell everything to purchase and unearth.
We all have that sense that there is something more.
You know that feeling, right? The one we anesthetize with all those less wild lovers than the Lover of our Soul. That bit of unrest that leaves us feeling that there has to be more to this life. More to us.
"If you do not cut the mooring, God will have to break them by a storm and send you out. Launch all on God, go out on the great swelling tide of His purpose, and you will get your eyes open."
- Oswald Chambers
I am not telling you anything you don’t already know (in your heart of hearts at least). God created us for a purpose and He is about the business of us finding the life He intends for us. He wants us to go out on the great swelling tide of his purpose and tilt our bow toward unchartered waters.
There really isn’t any life worth living outside of the one we were created to live.
- Do you know why you are here? What you were created for?
- Are you ready to leave the uncertainty and chaos of the storm and sail into some clearer and smoother waters?
- Do you have a few quick minutes to dip a toe in the water and see what God stirs? (Spend a little time on our LifePlan site)