To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven – Ecclesiastes 3:1
Every human being on earth has a purpose; a reason why they were created by God. We were not created by mistake, regardless of our family background, geographical location or the circumstances of our birth (out of wedlock, with a birth defect, etc.). God had a specific purpose He wanted us to fulfill before He made us.
Purpose is simply ‘a target you want to reach or the reason for which something is done.’ It is God’s desire that you fulfill the purpose for which He made you, because that will mean that you have ‘hit the bullseye’ of the target He ordained for you. For that reason, He will in kindness, take you through a process that will help you, train you, encourage you and prepare you, so you can succeed.
The journey to your purpose will take you through different seasons of life. It is like a commercial bus trip from Abuja to Lagos(2 major Nigerian cities), there is a time for your arrival but that journey will take you through different experiences; road blocks, bumpy roads, flat tires, reckless drivers, stopping to get gas and food, etc.
This week on #Inspired2Go, we will be looking at the different dynamics (or factors) that are crucial in fulfilling your purpose. An understanding of these dynamics will give you a balanced view of the events of your life and of your purpose. You will see God’s grand plan for your life, so you can be encouraged, be thankful, be confident and be hopeful as you travel on the journey of purpose.
The first thing to know about purpose is that, it will always bring you back to God. In most cases, when God reveals His purpose to you or commits an assignment into your hands, He shows you in part. Reason is so that you will keep going back to Him for the ‘missing pieces’ and also for instructions on how to achieve such purpose. You need to stay with Him like Noah, until He gives you the plans for achieving it.
After the WHAT, “What does God want me to do?” find out the HOW, “How does God want me to do it?” You will not receive an understanding of your entire assignment during one visit to God; He is interested in a relationship with you, not an event or a project. He imparts information in paragraphs and not in chapters.
Thus, to fulfill your God-given purpose, you must have a close-knit relationship with God!
Ask for the grace to build a close-knit relationship with God that will give you an understanding of your purpose – what He wants you to do with it and How He wants it to be fulfilled.