Finding and fulfilling your purpose

Finding and fulfilling your purpose

A while back someone emailed me a link to a funny video that was in German; but you didn’t need to know German to get the point. A young woman asks her father how he likes the new iPad she gave him for his birthday. He says, “Good.” But then she watches him use his iPad as a cutting board for chopping his vegetables. She is horrified as he rinses it off in the sink and puts in the dishwasher! A caption in English informs us that no ipads were harmed in filming the episode. In real life, it’s no laughing matter when you see something costly not being used to fulfill its intended purpose, or even worse, being used for something contrary to its purpose. You will not fulfill God’s will for your life accidentally. Where purpose is not known, abuse is inevitable. It does not happen by fate.

You have to have a revelation of God’s will and pursue it in order to fulfill it. It takes effort to accomplish God’s will for your life. And until you know God’s plan for you, it’s impossible to achieve it.

Rom 12:1-2 says “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. [2] And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God”. I urge you to make sure you are doing what the Lord created you to do. It’s not enough to hope so or assume it will all work out. Ephesians 5:17 says, “Be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is.” You’re commanded to know His will.

The good news is that the Lord wants you to know His will for your life more than you want to know it. It’s not hard to know. But it does take effort. You aren’t going to discover God’s will until you search with all your heart (Jer. 29:13). As long as you can live without knowing God’s will, you will. But when you want to know and follow and fulfill God’s will more than anything else, then you will. Knowing God’s will is a starting place, but that’s not the end. Moses knew God’s will for his life, but he tried to accomplish it in his own strength and own timing. It cost him forty unnecessary years in the wilderness and the children of Israel thirty years’ extra bondage in Egypt. This same mistake is being made today.