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Re: Why am I here? God's will.. etc.. Tabitha

Posted by Dena on August 21, 2003, at 16:32:07

In reply to Why am I here? God's will.. etc.., posted by Tabitha on August 4, 2003, at 12:45:20

Tabitha -

I just read this post of yours - you must have written it while I was banned the last time.

You wrote: "I love this idea that I might in fact have a purpose-- at least a path that's more right than other paths. A profession, or a calling. Something unique to contribute. Unique gifts that will not only make the world (or someone else's life) a better place, but that will be fulfilling to me also.

It feels like a big leap of ... not sure of the word... faith? arrogance almost? to think that there might be a calling for me. And that the life force/ god/ mystery / whatever might actually help me find it.

I'm looking for signs. I'm praying (tentatively) for clues."


I can only share with you my own beliefs & experience. Here goes:

Yes, yes, YES, you definitely have a purpose! You were designed by a loving Creator who has a wonderful made-just-specifically-for-you purpose that will fit you better than your own skin! He designed this purpose for you as if you're the only person in the whole universe He cares about. He made you & has the most wonderful plan you could possible imagine for your life. He made you for His plan & He made the plan for you. Anything you could come up with on your own would pale in comparison. It's about much more than your profession, or your talents, or your hobbies - it's about who you are, your destiny, your calling, your meaning for existing, your purpose for now & forever. It's not at all arrogant to want to become who you were meant to be & to do what you were meant to do. That longing in your heart to know who you are, who put you here, all that was put in your heart by the Creator. But here's the catch - it's on His terms, not yours.

You're on the right path - you're asking questions, looking for answers, seeking the one you sense has all the answers for you.

Keep asking, keep knocking, keep seeking & you'll find.

A good place to start might be the very website you suggested we check out, the one on loving more & being more loving. I browsed through the whole site & was amazed at what I read. Start at the home page & go where it leads you - a mind-blowing journey!

The Creator wants you to find Him, Tabitha. He wants an intimate relationship with you. And once you have that, all the pieces of your life will fall into place.

You asked: "Thoughts anyone? Do you have a sense of purpose? Do you feel the creator helped you find it?"

Yes, I have a sense of purpose. I have confidence in who I am, what I'm supposed to be doing, & trust that if I get off the path, He'll lead me back onto it. Yes, the Creator helped me find it. Mostly He used other people to give me suggestions. He put others in my path who had the kind of life I wanted for myself. I asked them how they got it, & they told me. That website you talked about can tell you about a way to get the purposeful life you are so hungry for.

May the One who made you lead you to Him.

Shalom, Dena



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