But I do know that God has a plan for each of us and that He formed us each for a purpose. Your purpose is what you were born to accomplish. God places within our hearts His desires. He may put several things in your mind or heart that He wants you to do, each one for a different season of your life.
Do you have an interest or a vision? A "vision" without passion is just an interest.
- Interests come and go.
I also had an interest in stenciling walls. That interest lasted until the pain in my neck and shoulders became unbearable as did my resemblance to Quasimoto.
The stenciled wall project? Never finished. And no pictures. Thank goodness!
I was interested in those things and many others for a short while. Somehow my interest waned or haulted completely.
Vision is long-term.
- Vision stays with you.
But realize that as you step through the door, there is One who walks with you. And your obedience to go through the door opens wide the door of faith for others to stream through to a relationship with Him. That's the way vision works. On arrival, they got the church together and reported on their trip, telling in detail how God had used them to throw the door of faith wide open so people of all nations could come streaming in" Acts 14:27, MSG.
God designs you with a purpose and places a vision in your heart to live out that purpose. It is a blessing to you but it is not just for you!
Stepping through the doors God opens for you opens doors for many more!
Is there a new door in your future? I'd love to hear about it. Do Tell!
My Monday Magnificat? Jesus opens the door. He walks me through the door. He IS the door. For this, I utter my praise!
Magnificat - an utterance of praise from the Latin magnificare - to magnify (photo by Linda Charlene)