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    “What Do I Do If I Don’t Know My Purpose Yet?”

    Hi girls! I’m sorry that I had to cancel the July 23rd and 30th Faith Chats, but I’m at camp with my amazing youth group. My girls asked me to tell you all “hi!” We’re having an awesome time learning about the inescapable love of our heavenly Father and the purpose He’s given to each of us.

    That’s what I want to talk about today, purpose.

    My parents got married on October 28, 1978. I was born June 26, 1979. If you do the math, you’ll notice that I was born only 8 months after my parents got married. I wasn’t premature. I think I even remember my mom telling me once that I was born a little past my due date, so I should’ve been born about one week earlier.

    We all know that women are pregnant for approximately 9 months, so if I wasn’t premature and I was born when my parents had only been married for 8 months then…you guessed it! My mom was pregnant with me when she and my dad got married.

    When I was old enough to figure out the difference between my birth and my parents’ wedding, I started to wonder if I was an accident. Was it possible that I was never supposed to be here at all? If that was true, then I had no purpose because I wasn’t supposed to exist.

    Thankfully, that’s not the case at all! My parents never treated me like an accident. In fact, my mom used to tell me that it was because they loved me so much that they wanted to have more kids. So, they had my two beautiful sisters: Amanda and Christina.

    Girls, I wanted to tell you that story because sometimes it can seem like we’re just drifting through life without a purpose. When we feel like there’s no purpose for us, we can start to wonder if God really ever meant for us to be here in the first place. I know people who even feel like they were just born at the wrong time in history or to the wrong family, but that’s not true; God doesn’t make mistakes!

    Nothing is an accident with God. Your heavenly Father, the loving Creator has never sat up in heaven and said, “Oops, oh well, there’s nothing I can do about them now.” That’s not who God is. God saw your face long before your parents conceived you. It doesn’t matter if your parents planned to have you at a certain time or not, God planned on you for just the right time and place. Where and when you are is exactly how He meant for it to be.

    You might not know your purpose yet, but God has one planned for you. Sometimes He doesn’t reveal our purpose to us right away because we might try to run off and accomplish it without Him, and He wants to be a part of everything that He has planned for you. He wants to be by your side for everything; God doesn’t want to miss out on a single detail of your fabulous, planned existence. Until He reveals your purpose to you, make your purpose to worship Him with all of your heart.

    Has the Lord revealed His purpose for you yet? Are you sharing the journey with Him?

    The Lord directs the steps of the godly. He delights in every detail of their lives (Psalm 37:23 NLT).

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    Jenn Arman
    Jenn Arman is a youth pastor, freelance writer and blogger. She was born in San Diego, California and raised 2 hours north east in the Inland Empire where she lives with her husband David and their cats. Jenn desires to bring glory to God and a healthy dose of reality to Christians through both writing and preaching. Visit jenniferarman.com for more on her work. You can also connect with her on www.facebook.com/JenniferArman.Writer and https://twitter.com/JennArman


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