You were created to provide a service
This is key. We must lose the selfishness
If we are truly supposed to be like Christ, then we must take up our cross daily and follow him. This means that we should be studying his life very closely and working hard reap the harvest that has been growing up since his death. We need to be laborers in the field. This takes much sacrifice. This is a great service.
Sometimes we are called out of something that we are used to, or comfortable with. We probably found ourselves transitioning into new experiences and new arenas of growth What ever it is that God has called you to do, do it. Do it with all your might. Do it with such great faith, that the kings of this world feel threatened by you. When you are called by God to do something, your purpose will shake this world. Your purpose will rattle the foundation of lies that this world was built on. This is how you know you are going in the right direction.
Your calling will be to serve people. Whatever field you are in, what ever change you are supposed to make will not make your life easier. You will meet resistance. You just have to know that God is with you. You must affirm to yourself:
I can do all things through Christ that strengthens me.
Yes, I told you before you need this one memorized!
The difference between you and the world is that your purpose is going to line up with God’s purpose. Your goals will be God’s goals. Your hope will be God’s hope. Your vision will be God’s vision. You must lose the idea that this is about you. No, it is not about you. And even in knowing this, we still rejoice because God’s win is our win!!
We must always seek after the light of truth. We must keep looking forward and not behind.
Someone once explained it to me this way: If a person seeks and follows the light, then his shadow will always follow close behind, but if a person is always chasing his shadow, he will never catch it but constantly be in darkness.
Meditate on this verse:
I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
We are not living this life because of what we want. We are not finding our purpose and our vision because of what we want. It will always be about what God wants. We have to be like Jesus and deny ourselves in order to do the will of our father.