I would hope so. A good time to ask the question:
Is this my purpose in life?
Or in spiritual terms, a better question would be "Is this God's purpose for my life?"
It's a good thing, I suppose, to constantly keep our motives under scrutiny. Bringing our purposes constantly before God, asking him to double-check why we do what we do.
- Is this what you want me to do?
- Is this for personal gain?
- Is this for fame?
The person concerned was also seeking a similar confirmation. She was asking the Lord the question "should I stay or should I go?"
She asked me what I thought. I think I gave her a valid answer from my personal experience..
Because I've asked myself the same sort of question before. I still do. Over and over again.
Am I doing what God wants me to do, here, in this situation? Should I stay, or should I go? Is this God's purpose for my life?
Not for weight of glory, nor for crown and palm,
Enter we the army, raise the warrior psalm;
But for love that claimeth lives for whom He died:
He whom Jesus nameth must be on His side.
lyrics by Frances Ridley Havergal (1836-1879)