This clip from Elf is exactly what I am talking about:
I think of some of the questions I myself have asked God in the past: What is my purpose? When is this going to happen in my life? When will you use my talents? Why have you chosen this for me?
No question is ever wrong to ask God. We should talk to Him about everything. But when we are focused on figuring out our purpose and plan maybe we have our eyes on ourselves rather than God. Maybe we are still looking at God but putting ourselves more in the picture than is really necessary.
Think back to being in love. When you are love you aren't wondering about your own purpose. You know your purpose at that time is to love that person. Your purpose is to be with that person. Your purpose is to make that person smile.
I think we Believers can make this life more complicated than it has to be (at least I do). We start wondering if we're making a difference. We start wondering about our part. We start worrying we are missing God's will.
We won't miss it if our eyes are on Him! We won't be wondering if we are making a difference when our eyes are on Him. We won't be wishing we'd get more acknowledgement if we are focused on God because we can never out love God. Never!
This isn't complicated but it sure isn't easy. Our natural way to live is to be focused on ourselves and our wants and needs. That's why we need God to help us live better (for when we get stuck inside ourselves we are doomed).
Here are a few scriptures that relate (at least in my mind):
"for the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit." Romans 14:17
"So then let us pursue the things which make for peace and the building up of one another." Romans 14:20
"And you shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might."