Have you ever wondered what your purpose in life is? Do you believe that you really have a purpose?
Every person was created by God with a purpose for their life. Many never respond to that purpose or never discover it. Many people today live without any direction in life because they have not discovered their reason for living.
God’s intent for every person is that they fulfill His purpose for their life. For some it is making an impact in the secular work world. Others are destined to be an influence on other people. Teachers for instance have a higher calling to influence the students they teach. However, for all of us, there is always a spiritual purpose for our being. Psalm 20:4 says, “May He grant you according to your heart’s desire. And fulfill all your purpose.” God desires to help you fulfill your purpose.
In looking at the life of Joseph we see how God took major trials in his life and turned them into fulfilling God’s purpose. He had two dreams when he was young that revealed his purpose of being a great ruler. This however, was not fulfilled until a series of events took place in his life. Joseph was sold into slavery, imprisoned for a crime he didn’t commit and eventually was made a ruler in Egypt. It was only after the hardships of life, that Joseph saw his purpose fulfilled. The road he had to travel shaped him for his destiny. Whatever you are facing today may only be a means to get you to the fulfillment of your purpose.
As humans we have a tendency to look at our hardships as the cruelty of life. God, on the other hand, looks at them as a way to mold us into what He wants. Your purpose is hidden in your hearts. It is something that God has implanted with in you and often it is not brought out until God is ready for it to be fulfilled.
Many have a burning desire for their purpose but have yet to see it fulfilled. God has placed that fire in your heart for a reason. It is to cause you to seek Him for His timing and heart concerning what He has for you. One thing to be careful of in fulfilling your purpose is to not get ahead of God. When you have a passion for God’s purpose, He will bring it to pass. You follow Him and He will open the doors for you.
If you have yet to discover your purpose, pursue God and ask Him to reveal it to you. Your desire to know that purpose is the beginning of the process of fulfilling that purpose. When I got saved, I knew I had a purpose but did not know what it was. The desire to know caused me to seek the Lord for His heart for my life. It took several months before I discovered a part of that purpose. Looking back, I see that what God spoke to my heart was only a portion of His purpose for my life.
God doesn’t always reveal all His purpose to us at once. If He were to do that we would probably get ahead of Him and His timing. God will lay out the path in front of you and will guide you all along the way.
God has great things in store for you. Jeremiah 29:11 says, “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.”
God has a future for you. Seek Him and you will find His purpose for you. He thinks great thoughts about you. Be of good courage God has a plan for your life. Let Him Use You!