Your Purpose May Not Pay Well
Decisions about who to marry, where to live, what occupation should I persue are answered in your soul/mind and your body goes along with your soul’s decision. God has given each of us gifts and natural talents. These talents are areas, deep in your heart, you would do if money was not an issue. These God-given talents are usually your calling/purpose in life.
The problem with your purpose, it may not pay well. So if you choose not to follow your God-given talents and work in that field because it does not pay well, and choose to do something you have an interest in instead, you will not be happy. You’ll complain about your life and how you hate your job or your life. So if you are not using and doing your God-given talents, why are you complaining?
If you know what your God-given talents are, you should do what you can to persue training, education, practice and using those talents. The more you use them, the better you will get because God gave you a talent in that area.
We make decisions everday. This chart will help you see why you may want to consider how the decisions you make will impact your spirit, soul and body.
You plant seeds of your life on all 3 of these bridges for 50, 60, 70 or 80+ years. When you step into eternity, do you think the bridge of your flesh is coming with you? Your God-given talents, God gives you for a way to provide for your fleshly/carnal needs. If those talents can be used for God’s glory too, that is a bonus from God.
Ecclesiastes 9:1 KJV
“For all this I considered in my heart even to declare all this, that the righteous, and the wise, and their works, are in the hand of God: no man knoweth either love or hatred by all that is before them.”
So where does the heart fit in? Ahh, that is key to everything and we will look at the heart next time.