We are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10, NIV
When God made you, He designed you with work in mind. He wired you to contribute in some way. Knowing what He put into you will guide you in discerning what He wants you to do.
There are some things you are good at, and they come easily to you. God gave you that ability and He gave it to you on purpose.
Jesus told a story about a king who gave each of his servants about 30 months wages, and he told them to put the money to work (Luke 19). When he came back, he inquired about the return on his investment. The first one doubled the money, and the king said, “You take charge of ten cities.” The second servant was up 50 percent, and the king said, “You take charge of five cities.” The king gave them responsibilities according to the capacity they demonstrated.
What has God given you joy in doing? It is probably related to what you are good at, and where you have ability. It is unlikely that you would be called to a ministry you find no joy in doing.
Your gifts, your capacity, and the joys of your heart are not accidents. They are the ways in which you discern the call of God on your life. Follow that calling. You will fulfill God’s purpose for your life. And you will find great joy.
What are some areas where you feel gifted? Where you have higher capacity? Where you find greater joy? How does this affirm (or challenge) your sense of God’s call on your life?