This truth begs the question, “Why do so many people spend their lives looking for and never finding that purpose?”
The answer is simple: They do not go to their heavenly Father to find it.
All of our gifts, talents and abilities are given to us by God for the purpose of worshiping Him and serving others.
“Just as each one of you has received a special gift [a spiritual talent, an ability graciously given by God], employ it in serving one another as [is appropriate for] good stewards of God’s multi-faceted grace [faithfully using the diverse, varied gifts and abilities granted to Christians by God’s unmerited favor].” 1 Peter 4:10 (AMP)
Where can we most readily worship God and serve other people?
In the church.
God promised that His eyes and His heart would always be on His house.
“I have heard your prayer and your supplication, which you have made before Me; I have consecrated this house which you have built by putting My name there forever, and My eyes and My heart will be there perpetually.” 1 Kings 9:3 (NASB)
If all of our natural skill is a gift of God’s grace, it makes sense that we would discover it and use it to its fullest extent in His house. This isn’t to say that people don’t find and use their gifts and talents in other places. It means that if we prioritize God’s church we are in the perfect position to discover our purpose.
God is a loving Father and does not desire that we, His children, go through life battling confusion and frustration.
He is ready to give us all the answers that we need. We should stop searching for God where everyone else tells us that He is. We should look for Him where He promised us He’d always be: in His house.