How do you know if you are living your life’s purpose and working for the highest good of all? Live in accordance with the Will of God and all will be revealed to you.
First of all, we need to humbly ask God’s blessing upon our work, and if there is any doubt whether we should do something we need to pray about it or seek counsel.
St. Silouan said, “A soul that is troubled about anything should inquire of the Lord, and the Lord will give him understanding. But this is primarily in times of calamity and real bewilderment. As a general rule, we should be advised by our spiritual father, for this is a humbler way.”
When you wish deeply to act always according to the Will of God, He will reveal it to you. This is what He asks. He wants us to reach out our hand for His Grace, so that His Grace may guide us and His Holy Spirit may shine on us. And then, it is Paradise on Earth!
Have no doubts whether it is or it isn’t the Will of God. Because when you doubt about what is to be done, it will not be done properly. Don’t forget that when it is not the Will of God, He makes it quite clear, for then He shuts all the doors. When you go here and there and find obstacles everywhere, change course, don’t insist on your own will. Make your prayer and change your mind. But don’t forget to pray! Talk with God’s Spirit as you would with someone dear to you.
Yet, you know, the acceptance of God’s Will also depends in some way on man himself. God calls man to follow Him. Man replies “Yes” or “No.” God blesses a marriage for the begetting of children. Man replies “Yes” or “No.” In any case, the effort to live in accordance with God’s Will is absolutely necessary. For this is our purpose on this Earth.
– Mother Gavrilia