CREATED FOR PURPOSE

 

Every one of us have been created by God for a purpose. You might not know or have discovered what that purpose is but you were not created just to occupy space.

Our lives sometimes are filled with numerous activities that we become completely oblivious of what our real purpose is on this earth. We are sometimes driven by the demands of life and lose sight of God’s greater purpose for our lives.

We must stop and evaluate our daily routine to realise that God’s purpose for our lives are not just about us, but it also encompasses the lives of others around us and beyond - at home, school, work, in our businesses community, city, nation and even beyond our nation(s).

The Bible says in the book of Jeremiah 29:11

11 For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

God says He knows the plans He has for you. That means you were not just created to have a home, education, have children etc. God’s plan for your life is a lot more than these things. The truth is that God has a purpose for everyone.

He said to Jeremiah in Jeremiah 1:4-5

4 The word of the Lord came to me, saying,

5 ‘Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you, before you were born, I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.’

God had a plan and a purpose for Jeremiah even before Jeremiah was even formed in his mother’s womb. God chose him to be His voice to nations.

You also were born for a purpose. Everyone of God’s creation has a purpose determined by God. More so His children who are believers in Christ. You might not know it now, but God will make it clear if you seek Him.

Proverbs 20:5

“The purposes of a person’s heart are deep waters, but one who has insight draws them out”.

Many people lack peace, joy, direction and fulfilment because they are yet to discover what their purpose is, talk less of live it out

We are God’s workmanship, crafted by God for His purpose, for good works. God has good works for you and I to discover, embrace and fulfil.

Ephesians 2:10

 10 For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.

When I read about the life of Joseph, I see a young man who God had a great purpose and destiny for. Even though God showed Joseph dreams of greatness, Joseph’s father and siblings had no clue of how these dreams were going to materialise. Joseph too did not have a clue of how and where.

You might know what God has called to, your purpose. However, it might be that at this moment everything seems so far from what you believe God has said to you.  Do not fret or be afraid, nor give up. Joseph did not realise what God was doing with him, when his dreams seemed so far away from fulfilment. It took several God ordained situations and circumstances before Joseph finally saw the bigger picture of God’s purpose for His life being fulfilled. When it got to that stage, He said this to his siblings in Genesis 50:20:

20 You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.

You have to see the bigger picture. Your purpose in life is much bigger than your dreams. God has bigger plans and a great purpose for you. You must be in tune with the Holy Spirit so He can grant you eyes of revelation to see what God has in store for you.

You have been created for a good purpose and God will work with you and through you to fulfil that purpose if you allow Him and partner with Him above your own desires.

Philippians 2:12-13

“Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed—not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence—continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfil his good purpose”

 

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