You don’t find your purpose, your purpose finds you. Purpose is the by-product of our relationship with the Purpose Creator. We don’t have to become anxious about our purpose if we are a close companion of the One who created the purpose. He knows our purpose and what is required for its fulfilment (1 Tim. 1:12). His focus is first on preparing each of us so we are ready to step into the different seasons of our journey. Even as He did with Joseph, David, Moses and Jacob. We are no different.
Purpose is ongoing; it is not an end-game. Your purpose in this season may be to submit yourself to God’s processing of you for release into the next stage of your purpose journey. He says we are not to be anxious for anything (Phil. 4:6a; 1 Pet. 5:7; Prov. 3:5). We are to be quiet and confident (Is. 30:15). Why? Because our confidence is not in ourselves but in Him who knows the beginning from the end (Rev. 1:8, 21:16, 22:13). The One who cannot fail. The One who has a vested interest in the plans He has predestined for your life coming to pass (Jer. 1:5). Quietness not only speaks to lack of sound it speaks to having a quiet spirit; a spirit that is calm and at peace. A willingness not to be in a rush. When we are quiet and confident we become strong. We can only be quiet and confident when we know God and trust in Him. We can only trust someone we know and get to know someone by staying close to them (Jer. 1:7; Ps. 115:11, 118:8-9; Prov. 3:5). We begin to know what to expect of that person and what He expects of us. We read about, experience, and talk with that person and grow in understanding. As we get to know God we are told that we will be strong and do exploits (Dan. 11:32). The exploits are the purposes God has predestined for our lives. These plans/purposes are not to harm us but to prosper us, to give us hope and an expected end (Jer. 29:11). So, if you focus on knowing God, waiting on Him, your purpose will find you ready and well equipped when the time is right.
For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry. (Hab. 2:3)
But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.” (Isa. 40:31)