I Keep Asking God What I’m For


In the movie version of the musical Little Shop of Horrors, flower shop assistant Seymour sets down his broom and sings out:

Poor!  All my life I’ve always been poor.

I keep asking God what I’m for,

And He tells me, “Gee, I’m not sure.

Sweep that floor, kid!”

I’ve always found that line sort of humorous.  The truth is, however, that God knows you perfectly and understands your purpose in life.  He made you the way that you are because of who He wants you to be which in turn determines what He wants you to do.

I praise You because You made me in an amazing and wonderful way.  What You have done is wonderful.  I know this very well.  You saw my bones being formed as I took shape in my mother’s body.  When I was being put together there, You saw my body as it was formed.  All the days planned for me were written in Your book before I was one day old.  Psalm 139:14-16 NCV

What do You want me to do, Lord?  Author Margaret Feinberg asked that question again and again of the Lord and felt like He never answered.  Finally, she asked herself, “Well, then what do I want to do?”  As she explored her gifts and heart’s desires, God’s will for her life soon became clearer to her.  She later realized that what she wanted to do had been shaped by who God had made her to be.

God knows who He made you to be.  If you are struggling to discover His will for your life, why not start with exploring who God made you to be.  By doing so, you will be much more likely to discover what He wants you to do.

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