Made For This

People tend to settle for less than what God has for them. Ps 16:11 talks about the path of life God has in mind for us. David meditates on God’s guidance and direction, “Now you’ve got my feet on the life path, all radiant from the shining of your face. Ever since you took my hand, I’m on the right way.” God has freedom and deliverance and a radiant life path in mind for us. Being unstuck from the mire that keeps you off that path is the most fun you'll ever have. I want to help you move forward, taking the steps you need to take to get unstuck. One statistic shows that 87% of the Body of Christ still do not know their purpose. Can you imagine if 87% of your body was not operational? You most certainly could not function properly and you'd probably be dead. Think of all the miniscule parts of your body that are constantly working, resulting in your ability to live.

What are the enemies of knowing our purpose?

1)Confusion: The Apostle Paul expressed the importance of understanding our gifts in I Corinthians 12. He starts this part of his letter to the Corinthians, “Concerning spiritual gifts, I do not want you to be ignorant.” It is important to have clarity when it comes to the gifts we have been given. 2)Comparison: When we are too focused on what others have, we become unsatisfied and discouraged. You'll always be miserable as long as you are comparing your life to others. Just be yourself and know God created you just the way He wanted you. Focus on God and His promises and take your eyes off what you don’t have. 3)Not knowing you have a calling: God had a plan and purpose for you even before He made you. He made you to fulfill that purpose. Psalm 139:13 says it beautifully, “For You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother’s womb. I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.” David, author of this Psalm, knew whose he was, not just who he was.

My dream is for you is to know your purpose. You don't need the rest of your life to figure it out. Start where you are. God’s design in you reveals God’s destiny for you. Our lives will not be perfect here on earth, but knowing our purpose will be fulfilling and satisfying. It is most certainly worth discovering.

Four things to know about your purpose:

1)Call from birth: We each have something in us that we were created to do. God does not revoke these gifts. Start from where you are and serve God with all your heart. Attend to what He has revealed and you will be blessed.

2)Growing awareness or incremental progression: Joseph (Exodux) is a good example. He had the dream, but everything went wrong early. Step by step, he came fully into his destiny. In the end, all the things that felt like wrong turns placed Joseph right where God wanted him. He told his brothers, "You intended to harm me, but God intended it all for good." Don't misinterpret what you're going through because God will turn it for good.

3)Walking through open doors. God opens doors no man can shut. Queen Esther learned this, that she was placed in her position for that time and for her people. God is working to give you the opportunities he has for you. When He opens a door, walk through it.

4)God encounters. God, on occasion, gives us a suddenly moment. I pray God would touch your life today in this way and give you a suddenly moment. The Apostle Paul (Saul at the time) had a suddenly moment when God appeared to him as he was on his way to kill Christians. Instead of destroying Saul, God called him into the ministry and made him an apostle! There is nothing that can hold you back. You are not worse than Saul. Get up and go. Stop resisting God. God created you on purpose for a purpose. You're not an accident. It’s time to get up and go and start discovering and attending to your purpose.
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