When God formed Adam out of the dirt, there was a plan. God called us to rule over creation and subdue it (Genesis 2). But our purpose is to be more than a zookeeper; it is to steward, to care for, to nurture, to guide and to help others grow into a relationship with God.
Knowing our calling–who we are, what drives us, what stirs our passion–will help us to know where to “plug in” and help others connect on their spiritual journey. First Corinthians 12 outlines the various gifts of the Spirit that God has given to us. If you are unsure about your gifts take a spiritual gifts class at your church, find a spiritual gifts assessment and take it. Ask God to show you where are wants you to serve.
Do you have a heart for children? Check out your church’s children’s ministry. Do you like to cook? See if your church has a hospitality ministry and get connected. Do you have a heart for young men and women to grow into the godly adults they were created to be? Talk with the pastor or person in charge of the youth ministry at your church. Don’t let your calling–the way God wired you–remain unused and untouched. It’s no better than leaving a present wrapped and on a shelf.
You have a purpose. God created you for this very time in history. The very fact that you draw breath means whatever God created you for still needs to be accomplished.
Do you believe this? Then do something about it.