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What is your God-given Purpose? Part 2

by: Nina Pinder - Published Thursday, March 2, 2017

Last week we spoke about men and women who found their purpose and were obedient in doing it. Finding your divine purpose does not have to be a mystery. 

 

Do you ever ask yourself whether you are wasting your life on a certain job, relationship or church? 

 

Most of us are deeply concerned with living meaningful, purposeful lives yet we spend a lot of energy trying to figure out if we are called by God; you need to develop a relationship with Him. Christianity is all about relationship rather than just religion.  

 

A relationship with God must be cultivated.  You must seek to know Him and not just seek to know about Him.  You can do this by spending time in His word and taking time out for prayer and fasting.  

 

Proverbs 3:5-6 says, “Trust in the Lord with all of your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your path.”  

 

Many times when we say we are seeking God’s will, what are we really wanting to say is, “God this is what I want to do.”  “Here is what I am planning.” That is not God, if you are the one coming up with the plan. 

 

The plan must come from God and you must be committed to doing whatever it is that He desires for you to do. Look at our Savior, Jesus Christ, God’s only Son Jesus, He was willing to die for us, which was His purpose; to die for all mankind.  

 

Shouldn’t we be willing for His purpose and will to be done in our lives?  God has created you and I to fulfill a specific role in this world.  There is no one else who can do it.  I Peter 4:10 says, “As each one has received a gift, minister it to one another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.”  

 

God has gifted every one of us to perform a special mission for which we alone were created for. This means when you seek to discover God’s will for your life, we must pay attention to how He has gifted you. His plan for you will always directly be related to the gift that He has bestowed upon you. 

 

Let’s take a look at Rahab, the harlot, she was not saved, but God used her to hide the spies, MIGHTY GOD! She was a prostitute that engaged in sexual activity for payment, yet God used her.  Your question would be “Why?”  The reason is, because before she was born God had a purpose for her life. She hid the spies, which was God’s will and because of what she did her entire family was saved and it was because of purpose (Joshua chapter 2).  

 

Joshua had a purpose after the death of Moses to take the children of Israel over Jordan.  Again I ask, what is your purpose? What talents, skills and gifts God has blessed you with that you should be fulfilling? 

 

Rahab, the harlot fulfilled her purpose, brought her and her family from physical death into eternal life in Christ.  Now what about you? Glory to God! God is no respecter of persons. What blew me away was the story of Cyrus, the Great King; he was a pagan king but God called him His anointed. 

 

God said, “I summoned you by my name and bestowed on you a little honor though you do not acknowledge me.” God said these words about Cyrus, “He is my Shepherd and I will accomplish all that I please.”  Now that’s purpose!   

 

In Isaiah 45:1, God used the pagan King of Babylon to deliver the Jews in the year Oct 29. 539 B.C.  God’s perfect will and purpose is for us to know Him. Come to know Him and you will find your purpose in Him.  Hallelujah!  

 

Let us pray: Father, we thank you that no matter who or what we are, our purpose lies within us; a purpose that will bring glory to your name.  Now, we give ourselves over to you that your will and purpose be done, in Jesus’ name I pray, 

 

Amen.

 

Published  Thursday, March 2, 2017 

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