Purpose-Driven Life

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1 Peter 2:9
Kjv: “But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light”

For every believer, there’s a set purpose for you. The sooner you find out what it is and start walking in it, the better. A lot of Christians are involved in this trial and error mode of fulfilling destiny, i.e., if we try this venture and It doesn’t work out, we’ll try another one, until we get the one that works out. We even do that in our relationships (and keep dating and dating until we think we have the right one). Do you think that God wants you as confused as that? I don’t think so

For every man there is a purpose set out for you, your life will only begin to make meaning when you begin to walk in that purpose. Like Gwamna said; ‘we are not rats running a hopeless race, we are lions in a winning race’ but if the foundation of the building is faulty what can the righteous then do?

What is your foundation? The knowledge of God (Jesus) and all he has spoken concerning you. What has God spoken concerning you?. When you’re old and gray the only things in your life that will give you joy and peace, that will still be remaining are the things God spoke to you that you walked with: ‘ heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will not pass away.’- Luke 21:33.

James tells us: ‘You are jealous and covet [what others have] and your lust goes unfulfilled; so you murder. You are envious and cannot obtain [the object of your envy], so you fight and battle. YOU DO NOT HAVE BECAUSE YOU DO NOT ASK [IT OF GOD]. You ask [God for something] and do not receive it, because you ask with wrong motives [out of selfishness or with an unrighteous agenda], so that [when you get what you want] you may spend it on your [hedonistic] desires.’- James 4:2-3

Who are you asking your purpose from? We are doing everything except ‘asking it of God’. We are busy trying to find our purpose from books (not The Book), trying to see ‘what do I like doing?’, or ‘what am I naturally inclined to do? Like God is hard of hearing. He said to you ‘ask’. You’re going round the world to find something that is in your backyard. Ask!

I know some people are seeking God for theirs and it is not yet clear, but here is what the Bible says in Matt 7:7-8 “Ask and keep on asking and it will be given to you; seek and keep on seeking and you will find; knock and keep on knocking and the door will be opened to you. 8 For everyone who keeps on asking receives, and he who keeps on seeking finds, and to him who keeps on knocking, it will be opened.” God cannot lie. It’s a continuous process. Until you’re settled don’t give up.

As for me I am a ‘crazy asker’ (permit me). I ask God even the most foolish questions just to get clarity. I want to be able to ask God for anything and everything that concerns me, he did not put a limit to the asking so why should I? ‘God why am I here as a believer and what am I here to do specifically as a person?’ is one of the most important questions you should have an answer to before you go on in life. It will help you a lot, to be able to structure your pattern and activities, to know what to accept and what not to accept. Keep asking, you’ll be glad you did.

God hears and he speaks! Believe that when you go to him in prayers and you’ll soon receive answers. The good thing about finding your purpose from God is that you’ll be blessed here on earth and be welcomed into heaven when you get there too with a ‘welcome MY good and faithful servant’ #doubleportion.
Assignment: Find out your purpose from God today. Keep asking till you receive. Keep seeking till you find. Keep knocking till the door is opened.
One year Reading plan: Num 33-35
Prayer point: Dear LORD what have you spoken concerning me? What is my purpose in life? What do you want me to do? Reveal it to me. Ask earnestly and sincerely today.

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