I felt like writing about purpose, but I had this fear that many have been overfed on this topic and have probably heard everything there is to tell. So I decided on a little twist that will save many people the “agony” of seeking purpose as it has now began. Many believers are overwhelmed by the need to discover purpose and the more they see other believers walk in their God-given purpose the deeper they wallow in despair that they may never discover theirs.
Everyone has a deep longing to know what he or she is here on earth to accomplish. We all seek a sense of purpose but many times, in our seeking we remain inert. Just because we do not know what exactly to do we end up doing nothing at all. We spend most of our time thinking of what we should be doing instead of actually doing-this is the paralysis of over analysis.
Given that we have salvation and we are growing in salvation through the Word, prayer and fellowship, there remains one more thing which I believe will release many believers who feel stuck in their walk;
- Glorifying God
John 12:27-28 “Now My soul is troubled, and what shall I say? ‘Father, save Me from this hour’? But for this purpose I came to this hour. Father, glorify Your name.” then a voice came from heaven, saying, “I have both glorified it and will glorify it again.”
Jesus talks about His death and the reason behind it-that God may be glorified in His resurrection. He used a situation that seemed bad to glorify God. He did it also when raising Lazarus from the dead, that despite the pain his sisters had gone through for four days, they all rejoiced when his life was restored, all for God’s glory. Jesus Christ had a way of glorifying God at all times, through the good and the bad.
No matter how menial or troubling a task may be, we must accomplish it in exaltation of God before men. In everything we do, people need to see us working so well to magnify God. How well we go through life determines how people will praise God. Life is filled with tests and rewards, all of which we use to glorify God at different times. The reason I called this part the “moving target” is in light of the fact that life has its seasons. We need to flow with the seasons and find ways to glorify God in all seasons-high or low. A life of purpose is one lived each day to glorify God, it is not one main event, it is a series of small events. Instead of seeking God for a big thing, we need to seek His guidance in the many small things that always seem to be changing. God does not give us the whole picture of our lives because we cannot bear the weight of what He has in store for us; however, He gives us a sneak peek of the little things that keep us moving ahead.
Life is a moving target, to glorify God we need to move with it.
We must always know that the devil is on a mission to keep us from this simplicity of walking in purpose, he either blinds our spiritual eyes that we fail to see a better life in Christ through God’s word, prayer and fellowship or he hardens our hearts therefore we refuse salvation and acknowledge our achievements to ourselves. The devil will do anything to keep us from the three underlying principles of purpose.
John 12:37-40 But though He had done so many signs before them, they did not believe Him, that the word of Isaiah the prophet might be fulfilled, which he spoke: “Lord, who has believed our report? And to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?” Therefore they could not believe, because Isaiah said again: “he has blinded their eyes and hardened their hearts, lest they should see with their eyes, lest they should understand with their hearts and turn, so that I should heal them.”
At target practice, the aim is to hit the bull’s eye; the closer we are to doing so the more the points we attain. At times we do not hit the bull’s eye, but we land on the board. Purpose is the board and God is the bull’s eye, the more I aim at God the better I score in my walk of purpose. As long as I keep practising, the better I get at hitting bull’s eye-my purpose becomes clearer as I draw nearer to God.
I would love to take this time to wish all my readers a Merry Christmas with friends and family and may 2013 be a year where we finally find purpose in life, be blessed!
- Lesson 10 – Facing Problems And Dangers – Lesson (christiansareus.wordpress.com)
- The only purpose (thislifeiowe.wordpress.com)
- Focus on the Author of your salvation (altoncosta.wordpress.com)
Ecclesiastes 1:16-18 I communed with my heart saying, “Look I have attained greatness and have gained more wisdom than all who were before me in Jerusalem. My heart has understood great wisdom and knowledge.” And I set my heart to know wisdom and to know madness and folly. I perceive that this also is grasping for the wind. For in much wisdom is much grief, and he who increases knowledge increases sorrow.
It would not be fair to leave you with this information and let you try to change by your own wisdom and strength-it is like chasing the wind. Only in Jesus Christ does all this make sense and by the guidance of the Holy Spirit will we know the way to go. Say this prayer and receive a new life..
Heavenly Father, I come to You in the Name of Jesus. Your Word says, “Whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved” (Acts 2:21). I am calling on You. I pray and ask Jesus to come into my heart and be Lord over my life, according to Romans 10:9-10—”If thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” I do that now. I confess that Jesus is Lord, and I believe in my heart that God raised Him from the dead.
I am now reborn! I am a Christian—a child of Almighty God! I am saved! You also said in Your Word, “If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?” (Luke 11:13). I am also asking You to fill me with the Holy Spirit. Holy Spirit, rise up within me as I praise God. I fully expect to speak with other tongues as You give me utterance (Acts 2:4).
The prayer was obtained from the Kenneth Copeland Ministries.