I am now asking myself the question: What drives my life? This is a simple question, but also profound. Drive is a verb. In this context, the verb drive means to keeps an object in motion in a certain direction.
What direction am I moving in? The direction of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit IS the force that moves me. He IS the one I look up to for direction. He speaks to me in a very quiet voice – a voice that is peaceful and brings me fulfillment.
Before my journey with the Holy Spirit, I allowed friends to dictate who was supposed to be, what I was supposed to do, and how I was supposed to think. I lived a life of mediocrity – a life that depended on what my friends thought of me.
One day, I listened to a sermon by Lisa Osteen on the Holy Spirit as a guide. Afterward, I decided to pray and ask the Holy Spirit to guide my life. As I was praying, I felt the heavy weight of “wanting to be accepted” being lifted off my shoulders. That day, I made a choice to only listen to the voice that brings me peace. I began investing my time on the voice that encourage me, the voice that make me be a better person than I was, the voice that makes me feel secure following its instructions
The Holy Spirit has also taught me to discern which voices are fulfilling – those voices which drive my life in the direction of my purpose. A purpose is an assignment – a job each one of us is called to do in this life by our Maker.
Did I say Maker?
Indeed, The Maker is God. The one who made the Heavens and the Earth. God has the answer to what your purpose is in life. Many people have given advice on how to know your purpose. They say, “your purpose is what makes you happy.”
Really? Let’s be real, is everything that makes you happy your purpose?
I am overjoyed when I hold a baby in my hands. The little innocent bundle of life makes me happy to know God always creates something good. I’m also happy when I read bedtime stories to my little brother who is four. While these things make me happy, they are not my purpose in life.
The purpose of my life – the one that God gave me is to serve others. After I serve others, I am fulfilled. Happiness is just a mere variable to the equation because sometimes, I may not necessarily want to serve a person I do not like or worse, my enemy. But if God tells me to serve them in whatever way, I still need to do it to be fulfilled by doing what God called me to do.
I constantly surrender myself to God’s plans so His will may be done. I ask him to use me as a vessel to serve others, not expecting anything except to humble myself because He chose me to serve His beloved people.
My purpose, with the help of the Holy Spirit, has driven my life to fulfilment when I serve others whole-heartedly.
Bio: Fiona is a writer and a poet. She is now a college student majoring in Criminology and English. Currently, she is writing a devotional book called: “Your Journey: 40 days to reflect on your walk with the Lord.” Originally from Kenya, Fiona now lives with her family in Indiana PA. You can connect with on Twitter @fionakalu, Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/fionakalu/ or check her website: www.fionakalu.org.