Updated: Sep 16, 2020
God has plans for each of us. Jeremiah 29:11 says, “For I know the plans I have for you. Plans to prosper you and not to harm you. Plans to give you a future and a hope.” Included in that plan of prosperity and hope is a purpose. You don’t need to go in search of it. You don’t need to get frustrated by it. Talking to God about it certainly won’t hurt, but most importantly, you need to be patient and trust God. If your purpose has not been revealed to you yet, take comfort in knowing God has intended it that way. Maybe you have more to learn. Maybe God is working on other things in you right now. Maybe your purpose involves other people and God is working in them. Whatever it is. Trust God.
Trust your timeline. Know that each and every moment of your life is moving you toward something meaningful. Even the bad stuff has value. Embedded in every struggle is a lesson that you could not have learned otherwise. Trust in that. Find peace in that. Don’t look back at any moment on your timeline and call it a failure. See the truth in it and move forward. Move forward with renewed enthusiasm, seeking God every step of the way. Seek God, not your purpose, and when He is ready he will reveal it.
If you could do anything this weekend, ignoring time and money obstacles, what would it be? We promise not to judge.
Every point on our timeline is important. Difficulties are just as important as blessings. What is a difficulty you wish you could erase? Now take a moment to consider what you would lose by erasing it.
You were not put on this planet to live alone. Even if you are a homebody, there is a calling that involves you interacting with others. God is moving you towards a person or group. Who might that be? Don’t wimp out on this question.
Reread Jeremiah 29:11. God has plans to prosper you. Prosperity takes many forms. In what areas do you already feel prosperous? On the opposite side of the coin, in what areas do you not quite feel prosperous, but would like to. What would it take to get there?
Based on what you have learned about someone in your group, pray for God’s action in his/her life.