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Have you ever taken the time to really assess what your true purpose is?
And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. (Romans 8:28 KJV)
Seemingly, if you love God, then His purpose defines your purpose in life.
Oftentimes, we find ourselves bound within the parameters of someone else’s definition of our purpose. Sometimes, so they can live their lives, vicariously, through us. Other times, this definition comes from an earnest heart that means well but does not possess the discernment to, honestly, know what your purpose is. (I Samuel 16: 7) Finally, there are those who aspire to define your purpose, simply, to put you on the right path to your destiny. This is done out of their personal experience, or by being led by the Holy Spirit.
However, we complicate our trip down Destiny Lane, by not submitting to God’s providence. We trust in ourselves and others more than Him. That is why we find ourselves in jobs that make and keep us miserable. In unhappy relationships and sometimes just totally miserable in life. Yet, the scriptures teach us…Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths. (Proverbs 3:5-6 NKJV)
There must be purpose in all you do.
In this place, when your steps are ordered by the Lord—Not only does He delight in your ways, but He places your feet on your Purpose Path. And in order to stay on this Purpose Path, you must be prayerful and purpose-driven. Otherwise, you will find yourself all over the place. It was Denzel Washington who once said, “Just because you are doing a lot more does not mean you’re getting a lot more done.” There must be purpose in all you do. If what you are doing has no purpose—then you are merely like a hamster on a wheel that is steady spinning but going nowhere. Marking time, but not making good use of it. To find your true purpose, you must let go of all those things keeping you imprisoned in the stone of constant tragedy. Thus finding the right path leading to the mercies and grace of God where he can carve out the beauty of his purpose in your life.
You will know when you have found your true purpose. It is when genuine passion is felt in your heart and soul. That is God’s proof to you, sent beforehand, as an indication that it is already yours. As I’ve written on my Home page…”When God places your feet on the ‘Path of Purpose’, you cannot take one incident in your life and determine the outcome in its totality. Neither can you judge your purpose by your present circumstances. You must look at the time-honored relationship you have established with God through your life experiences. As you walk this path, you will come to a place where you have to make a conscious decision; to detach yourself from everything that abates your faith and challenges your spiritual fidelity. Right here, is the starting point of your new beginning!”
You see beloved, purpose is a divine gift from God. And when you unwrap this gift, always remember to, operate from a place of prayer and doing. You must be a doer and not just a hearer. Then, assuredly, you will know your true purpose and that you are headed in the right direction to your destiny.
May the Blessings of the LORD be with you today and always. Thank you for your continued readership and support. Until next week….Blessings and Peace!
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