Do you know your “why”?
God’s purpose for your spiritual journey, for your work, and for your family starts with your “why.”
People ask, “How will I serve God? Where will I serve God? When will I serve God?” Unless you tackle the “why” question, everything else becomes a mountain that prevents you from moving forward – your finances, your background, your education, your training, your age, and so on. If you know your why, those mountains somehow don’t appear as big or as insurmountable.
Ken Costa has been an investment banker for more than 40 years, but he’s invested in far more valuable things than the financial world. He speaks into the lives of young people around the world about building God’s kingdom. He’s written a book called “Know Your Why: Finding and Fulfilling Your Calling in Life.”
As the guest on our broadcast, “Finding God’s Purpose for Your Life,” Ken offers four Cs that can help you discern where God is leading you in any given season:
- Consider the opportunity.
- Consult with trusted people around you.
- Clarify the issue.
- Courage to make a decision once you’ve considered, consulted, and clarified.
There’s a fifth “C” that arises out of those four: Contentment. It’s the result of knowing that you’re in the center of God’s will.
Contentment is different than being happy. Your why won’t make you happy every day because knowing your why and living it out can be hard work. Faith requires risk and trust, and only through faith can you hear from God and be empowered to follow Him.
If you don’t know your why, Jesus is there to help you, to guide you, and to remind you that you’re loved, you’re known, and you’re called by Him. If you know your why, you can help others to find theirs. Ken Costa offers practical steps that will help you cut through the noise that so often blocks out God’s voice.