You have a destiny. There is so much wrong to be set right in the world. Everywhere you look, the planet is bleeding, children are trafficked, slavery is on the rise, and truth itself has all but shattered. This is a time for revolution, and one of the great wonders of Christianity is the idea that you are born into your times to set your times aright. What could be more exciting?
There are passions written on your heart. There are things that make you want to pound your fist on a table. The movies you love are also a clue—the stories that stir you to tears, the roles you would love to play. The wounds of your life are also clues to your destiny, because your enemy has been trying to prevent you from playing your role. The story of your life is the long and sustained assault upon your heart by the one who knows who you could be and fears you. But there is good news—the Author of the story wants to help you recover your place.
Frederick Buechner believed that “the place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet.” What could be more hopeful?
It is a dangerous thing to underestimate your role in the Story. This is our most desperate hour. You are needed. There are great things to be done and great sacrifices to be made.
To find our lives, we must turn to Jesus. We must seek from him the answer to who we are and the missions he has for us. But first—we must learn to walk with him intimately, learn to hear his voice so that he might guide us into the destinies he has for us. For more on this, we encourage you to read John's book Walking with God.