When I was much more younger, there was something I didn’t understand about purpose that got me stuck up for a very long time. I usually thought I was just existing because I was meant to exist, that I’ll make the best out of my life just so I could be happy. I was really thinking about me and myself all those while. Everything I wanted was for my own good, to satisfy myself.So though I worked hard, tried my best all the time,I didn’t get much positive results and wouldn’t have ended well.
Purpose as we all know is the reason why something is existing. Purpose could be viewed as an aim, intention or goal. Purpose is what makes you live your life, either positively or negatively. Nobody just started existing, everything was created. It’s quite true that 90% of us believe this but why is it that we haven’t improved.
In life everyone has in mind what they want to achieve. Everyone has a target. Some People want to live a calm gentle life while some would like to be popular. Some want to be highly influential in the society while some enjoy the company of just close families. Some people want to have just enough while some want to have more than enough. Etc. Every man according to his or her own desire.
This practically defines that every man has a purpose and all working towards achieving their purpose. Most times it seems as if the less concerned ones, the wayward ones, the lazy ones don’t actually have a purpose. 95% of them could actually write an epistle on how they want their life to turn out. They could give you enough reason. But that is their own purpose of life (how they want their life to end)
There is a purpose that supersedes man’s purpose. The purpose that gives a good account and result of one’s life. God created man for a reason.Therefore no man started existing without God’s purpose. Everything he created was for a reason. He made it so open to us, he placed them right in our hearts.
This was what I didn’t understand when I was much more younger. I didn’t figure out that he that created me has his own reasons existing before my reasons. I was supposed to be an instrument for his own purpose. I was not just supposed to live for myself, I was supposed to live for him.
LIVING FOR GOD
The moment I understood this and aligned to it, everything changed. Most times even as we pray we often ask for his will but right at the back of our mind we don’t give him the chance for his will to be effective because we have not submitted to his purpose. Jesus came down to earth and fulfilled God’s purpose. Who would believe that his purpose was to die, but for us. If he didn’t die, God’s purpose would not have been fulfilled.
It seemed to be a negative purpose but it did end well. Man’s purpose could affect him negatively but God’s Purpose has a positive effect. If your purpose is not in alignment with God’s purpose then it will result to a total failure. Have you ever thought why you didn’t succeed in the same field that others succeeded? It’s because that field is not in alignment with God’s purpose for you,So even though you put in all your effort nothing good will come out of it. Have you thought why you struggle to get things done? It’s because you haven’t considered God’s own purpose.
How Do I Discover God’s Purpose?
It is possible that one’s passion will lead him to a purpose but not God’s purpose
God’s places his will in our heart. That is why most times he channels his purpose to our Passion just so we could be able to dictate it fast. Though sometimes we prefer listening to our environment instead of listening to our heart that drives us to our passion.
Remember I said earlier, ...i was doing it for myself, I was just thinking about myself. You need to think out of that box, it is God you’re living for. He created you for his purpose. So take it as though anything you’re doing just for your own interest and not to fulfill his will is not his purpose.
Why Must I Consider His Will?
- To achieve positive results,
- To harness greatness in you,
- To end well.
- For the glory of his name.
- To enjoy a happier and a more purposeful life