Discover Why

Time for another Five Minute Friday.  All of the encouragement can be found here…and I hope you do take a minute or two to enjoy at least a couple of the other posts.  This week’s prompt is DISCOVER – and remember I’m writing for only five minutes!


“There are two great days in a person’s life – the day we are born and the day we discover why.” William Barclay

Yes, I completely believe that God has a very unique and specific purpose for each one of our lives.  I am also learning that purpose evolves, matures and can look completely different as we go through our days.  Each stage of life is different.  Since quitting my job back in May, and a new phase has begun, discovering my purpose has been a new experience.  It is not that I didn’t desire to know His will in years past but I have definitely had to more actively seek these past months.  What I may have thought was His plan, and His purpose is being tweaked, fine-tuned and, in many ways, changed.

STOP – I really did not get much said there -I was afraid that might happen.  This subject gives me much cause for pause, reflection, and some over-thinking.  I think that is okay, as long as the “pause” does not allow me to become stagnant.

I know many posts end with questions….so, I am curious – what ways or tools do you use to help you discern God’s best and His purpose for you?

7 thoughts on “Discover Why

  1. Prayer journaling helps me. I like to write down my prayers and then write what I feel the Lord speaking to me. This has helped me so much as I sought answers, wrestled with problems, and sought direction. 🙂 May you have a wonderful and blessed weekend. I enjoyed my visit!

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  2. I can tell there is much more to your story with the career change! I hope you are "discovering" an amazing new journey with that situation. As for your question at the end, as cliche as it may sound–prayer and God's Word. And then taking the next step…it is strange looking back at times in my life when it seemed the most cloudy and uncertain, God was guiding me, even though at the time I felt like I was feeling my way for an opening in a dark tunnel! He can use many things…a conversation, a verse, a circumstance– just keep your heart in tune with his and he will lead you.

  3. Discovering God's best and purposes. I'm on that path of discovery, so I don't know if I have the answer yet. But I'm praying, that's first. I'm letting go of my past (the parts that God redirected) and accepting it as his best. As I look ahead, I'm seeing him lead me into new opportunities. When godly counsel, God's prompting through scripture, and my passion meet, I move ahead . . . until he redirects.

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