You are welcome to this great and wonderful month. The year is fast rolling out and so we must commit ourselves more to what matters to the fulfillment of our destiny. The Bible says: So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom (Psalms 90:13).
One of the most profitable ventures on earth is to walk in God’s plan for your life. It not only guarantees you a glorious end, but brings you peace, joy and fulfillment in return. That is why this month, I will be discussing with you on the topic: Fulfilling Purpose.
What is Purpose?
It can be defined as the reason for creating a particular thing. In this case, it is identifying why you were created. The original intent God had when He made you. Purpose relates to the will of God concerning you and His master blueprint or plan for your life.
The truth is: You were not created by accident nor did you come into existence because your parent made a mistake. Even though you might have been told that before by your earthly parent or someone else, it is untrue concerning you.
God created you for a purpose! It is written concerning Jesus: For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil (1 John 3:8). Jesus had a purpose on the earth and He fulfilled it. In the same vein, you too must discover your purpose and fulfill it triumphantly.
Dr. Myles Munroe said if the purpose of a thing is not known, abuse is inevitable. If you don’t know why you exist in this world, you are bound to abuse, that is, misuse of your worth and gift. God revealed Jeremiah’s purpose to him. The Bible says in Jeremiah 1:5: Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.
Jeremiah was in line with God’s purpose for his life and so he ended up as a great prophet. It is not enough to know that God has a purpose for bringing you into this world. That purpose must be discovered because the first step in fulfilling your purpose is to discover it.
An undiscovered purpose is absolutely of no use to anyone, just like an undiscovered natural resources makes no benefit to a nation where it is hidden.
When God allowed you to be born into this world, He had His reasons. The abilities and talents you possess were put in you, by God, for a reason. They are to enabled you fulfill the purpose He created you for. You are too gifted and well fashioned to be purposeless (Psalm 139: 13-16; Jeremiah 29:11).
However, to discover destiny/purpose, you must dig into Scriptures and enquiry earnestly from God in prayers. The Bible says: Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not (Jeremiah 33:3). You can always ask God to show you what plans He has for you and it would be revealed unto you. Discovery of purpose is the greatest discovery anyone can ever make about himself.
WHY MUST YOU DISCOVER PURPOSE
- It gives direction to your glorious destiny: Just as a plan gives the builders direction on how the owner intend his/her building to look like, discovering purpose gives you an hint of how God intends your journey, experiences and final destination on the earth to look like.
God does not do anything for the mere pleasure of doing something; everyone He made has a well defined purpose, and following God’s plan for you gives you a path to a glorious destination.
- It guarantees your success: Success is not a matter of material possessions or achievements. It has even less to do with what people think or say about you. True success is the discovery and fulfillment of your divine purpose. A person can only be termed successful if he or she is at the center of God’s will for their life.
- Fulfillment in life is impossible without purpose: To be fulfilled is to enjoy and be satisfied with what you are doing per time, and true satisfaction comes with doing God’s will for you.
- Outside purpose, life is meaningless: Life will be without meaning if you are not doing what you were designed to do.
However, one cannot really discover purpose if you are not in tune with God. Being born again means accepting Jesus Christ as Lord and personal Saviour of your life. This is the first step to receiving answers from God regarding your purpose on the earth.
If you have not done this, or may have strayed from your decision to follow Him, then you should say this prayer in faith:
Dear Lord Jesus, I come to You today. I believe You died and rose again for my sake. Forgive me of my sins, take over my life, make me Your child and let Your peace reign over my life. Thank you for saving me. Now I know I am born again!
Congratulations, you are now born again! I believe that you will begin to experience the reality of the price that Jesus paid for your sins at Calvary. All-round rest and peace are guaranteed you, in Jesus’ Name! Call or write, and share your testimonies with me through firstname.lastname@example.org, OR call 07026385437 and 08141320204.
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