What is your life goal? At the end of the day, what is the highest purpose that you pursue? Every person needs a framework from which to pursue that goal. Few people in history accomplished as much as the Apostle Paul. He had a very clear goal – share the gospel of Christ where it had not yet been heard. Paul understood that the power to accomplish that goal was the power of the Holy Spirit.
Once you seek the heart of God for your life, then you can pursue it with all abandon. Give yourself to it totally. That overwhelming goal will keep you from being distracted.
Begin by asking God what HE would have you do with your life. Paul was trained in the school of the Pharisees. He was a hot hearted religious person. Gamaliel, the great rabbinical teacher taught Paul. He was thoroughly educated. It was from this background that God called Paul to be an Apologist. He understood how to challenge unbelievers to think about their beliefs. Paul was a prolific writer. His educational background taught him how to communicate through the written word. God does not call someone to a life goal from a vacuum. He will use your gifts, history, passion, and abilities as a basis for His goal for your life. Does that ever change? Certainly. The nature of that goal may take on a different method but the goal remains the same.
God does not call all people to become an itinerant preacher. Your vocation may be a Computer Programmer. Then it may be from that platform that you will accomplish His goal for your life.
“For I will not presume to speak of anything except what Christ has accomplished through me, resulting in the obedience of the Gentiles by word and deed, in the power of signs and wonders, in the power of the Spirit; so that from Jerusalem and round about as far as Illyricum I have fully preached the gospel of Christ. And thus I aspired to preach the gospel, not where Christ was already named, so that I would not build on another man’s foundation;” Romans 15:18-20 NASB