Finding God’s plan for your life is one of the essential keys to lasting joy and success in life. Without knowing and walking in God’s plan, there is just no joy and absolutely no peace. Ask me, I’ve been there. Without it, you will bounce from job to job or relationship to relationship etc, with absolutely no joy, peace or success.
My story of finding God’s plan
When I was in high school I felt God calling already, I just didn’t recognize it as such. A friend of mine asked me if I wanted to do the classes offered at our church in order to get confirmed in the church at the end of that year. It sounded like a good idea, so I said yes. Well, it started me on a journey with God. For the first time, I learnt what things like baptism means and the body and blood of Christ. I started drawing real near to God that year. However, when the classes were over at the end of that year, I started skipping church again and soon was back in my old ways. But the spark that was ignited didn’t die.
I finished school and the time came for me to decide on a career path. Well, I knew I liked words better than numbers, yet when it was time to decide what to study at University, I decided to pursue studies in Accounting! It was a bad decision from start to finish and it was based on the money-making potential I would have after I graduated. Not a good idea – ever! I hated every minute of it, but I felt I couldn’t really change course then, because of financial constraints. I just didn’t have the money to start over. Needless to say, I didn’t do very well in the course. I managed though to graduate and get my degree. And so I thought “Oh well, it can’t be that bad” and I got my first job in Accounting. I was miserable! I only barely managed to stay in that job for a year. Next, I tried to sell insurance. No luck there either. Next was selling houses, network marketing, Accounting again and so it went. A string of jobs. No stability. I was looking at all the wrong things and in all the wrong places.
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For some time I was home in 2008, I was selling property part-time at the time. I was seeking God. I was tired of the ups and downs and instability in my career. I had some money available to change my career and study something new. God told me that I belonged in something related to media, entertainment and communications. Singing would also feature. And my work was supposed to inspire, educate, motivate and help people. I felt so happy having this revelation. It made sense to me for the first time. But what did I go and do? I listened to the devil, he put fear in my heart and doubt in my head, telling me that I won’t get a job if I went and studied something in media and communications. He told me that I lived in the wrong town; that it just wouldn’t work. Boy do I wish I knew how to rebuke him then, but I was a mere baby in spiritual matters concerning the devil and his lies. So instead of enrolling in a course in media and communications, I enrolled in Psychology. You see I could feel God pulling me towards something to do with helping others. But Psychology wasn’t it.
I did very well in my first semester of Psychology studies, but I soon lost interest and I also ran out of money. I believe it was because I disobeyed God. I was a real Jonah. I did my own thing, thinking I knew better. Well and so ten whole years went by after that. Ten years of going around the mountain again and again, from job to job, career to career. Just as the Israelites went around the mountain for forty years for displeasing God. I was miserable and unsuccessful.
But God is a merciful God and if we repent and seek Him with all our hearts He will hear us and answer our prayers. In early 2017 I discovered blogging. Halleluiah! Finally, I felt that THIS is what I am supposed to do, that this is God’s way of getting me back on the path that I was supposed to be on in the first place. I was born for blogging. Finally, I am able to do everything God has told me to do and I am loving it! Finally, I have found the thing I can wholeheartedly commit to. I can honestly say that I believe for the first time that I am walking in the will of God for my life. See how God can get you back and restore you? If only we will listen to Him when he speaks!
God can use everything that has happened to us for our good. By studying Business and Accounting, I now know I should approach my blog as a business too so that I can earn a full-time income doing what I love while fulfilling God’s call on my life. I have picked up so many different skills along the way too while doing so many different kinds of jobs.
There is absolutely no peace, no joy and certainly no success outside of God’s plan for your life. Seek Him, ask Him and He will tell you what He has created you for. I remember praying to God for success in my career. But God can’t bless anything no matter how hard you pray for it if it is out of His will for your life. Do yourself a favour and seek Him first. Matthew 6:33: “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” When you start with God the rest will follow: the success, the money, peace, the influence….everything that you need.
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So, friends, the bottom line is this – seek God’s will and plan for your life with all your might. Fast and pray for however long and don’t you rest until you get your answer from God. It will be worth it in the end.
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