Life as it is, is a journey, with a start point and a destination, we could be travelling in a direction without a rudder or sense of purpose, and as such miss our God ordained purpose and destiny.
We are confronted with many challenges, which sometimes is a result of the path we choose. Every life is driven by something, guilt, fear, insecurity, anger, resentment, money, etc.
But God wants us to live a purpose driven life, driven by His plan, His purpose for our life; for us to find meaning, joy, fulfilment and significance.
A purposeful life is about leading a meaningful and purpose driven life. A purpose driven life is a life rooted in Christ in spiritual wholeness and completeness; lacking nothing it also mean to be thoroughly skilled for God’s purpose. This cannot be achieved by our physical efforts only but by the inspiration of God’s spirit, leading us to do His will.
Before the creation of the world, God has planned for us, He planned our purpose, even before we were born. when we fulfill our purpose it brings honor to God and it brings fulfillment to us too.
Jesus was a perfect example. In john 17:4 I have glorified You on the earth. I have finished the work which You have given Me to do. As believers? we bring glory to God by completing the work God gave us to do.
5 having predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will, 6 to the praise of the glory of His grace, by which He [a]made us accepted in the Beloved.
7 In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace 8 which He made to abound toward us in all wisdom and [b]prudence, 9 having made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His good pleasure which He purposed in Himself, 10 that in the dispensation of the fullness of the times He might gather together in one all things in Christ, [c]both which are in heaven and which are on earth—in Him. 11 In Him also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestined according to the purpose of Him who works all things according to the counsel of His will.Ephesians 1:5-11
There are 3 primary aspects of God’s purpose for our life
1. God wants us to be His friend. john 15:13-15, James 2:23
2. God wants us to help others.
For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.
God has given each of you a gift from his great variety of spiritual gifts. Use them well to serve one another.1 Peter 4:10
3. God wants us to create a positive influence on our world.
And then he told them, “Go into all the world and preach the Good News to everyone. .Mark 16:15
Prayer: Lord, give me the grace to live according to God’s purpose.