The last few months I’ve really been trying to find direction in my life. What I should be doing to get to where I want to be. But my big question at the same time is, where do I want to be? If you don’t know where you’re going, you don’t know when you got there and what you’ve had to do to get there. Everybody needs direction in life. You can have direction and a goal then once you make steps to get there you can make it reality.
As I was sitting in church sunday listening to the sermon coincidentally about direction in life, the preacher all of a sudden referred to me, and directly said to me to follow the call God has placed in my heart. I was honestly a bit shocked at first, I wasn’t used to that level of directness during a sermon. However it meant a lot what he said, that I shouldn’t be afraid to ignite the flame God had put in my heart especially for missions. It couldn’t have been coincidental that during the peak of my questioning what I was supposed to do with my life and what my direction was, that I get such a direct message. It was inspiring.
A couple of blog posts ago, I talked about fear and how it can hold you back from following your calling and passions. That was a great stumble block for me, because for some time fear controlled my life. Then hearing someone encourage you, in such a bold way makes the first step all the easier. Some people know what God’s calling is for their life from a young age, and are able to spend all that time working towards it. Others only get it much later on in their lives, I know I’m still young, 3 days shy of being 19. But till now I didn’t know properly what God’s calling was for my life. I found it difficult to choose a study and stick to it, because nothing felt 100% fitting or right for me. Every time I drew a plan it did a 180 on me and I could start from scratch again. Now luckily I’ve been blessed with getting a clue to where to go, it just clicked in my head when the preacher said that, and I hadn’t quite had that confirmation feeling before.
I still don’t know what God holds in store for me, what I feel my calling now is could be different in 5, 10, maybe 20 years. The importance is to continue praying, and seeking God’s guidance. I strongly feel inclined to follow the passion (I believe) God has placed in my heart until he tells me differently. So to round off, I want to say to not be afraid to discover and then follow the call God has placed in your heart. It’s there for a reason, to be followed.