We always hear the saying that we need to live a purpose-driven life. We hear sayings like; live life on purpose and find your purpose and you will be happy. Many people have tried to capitalize on this and have made millions of dollars doing it. Even in the religious circle. There are many that say they will help you to find your God-given purpose for a fee. Just to find the quote above I found many, many articles and ads about how to find purpose. The truth is that we all have a purpose and the only true way to find it is to go to the one who created us all. When God created us, he had a purpose in mind for us all. Don’t get me wrong I do believe people can steer you in the right direction. However, it is impossible for them to give you the true purpose of your life. Even when you get advice from others, it should always return you to God and His word.
As I began the new year, I have been focusing my attention on hearing the vision for 2023. In my studying and prayer time, God showed me what is my true purpose. As I read it, I was literally able to apply it to all aspects of my life. It embodied my career, my ministry, and even my operations as a wife, mother, and daughter. When you can do that, it is a good indication that you have found out your true purpose in life. There is nothing more satisfying than really getting why you are here. I now can apply this through the Word of God in all aspects of my life. I can literally wake up and ask myself what is it that God wants me to do today that will fit into the purpose He has given me. Being able to do that is really living out my purpose daily.
When we live out our purpose every day, we can begin to feel fulfilled daily. As we continue to make it our everyday mission, we then begin to create a lasting joy that can only come from the Father himself. I hope that as you are reading this if you don’t know your purpose that you are beginning to ask yourself how do I get to this point in my life. Well, I am glad you asked; because I came on here to tell you. All you have to do is ask. It is that simple. In Matthew chapter seven, the Bible says, “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened” (NIV). It goes on the say that if we as sinners know how to give good gifts, how much more amazing are the gifts we get from our Heavenly Father. So, it is just that easy; just ASK. Take the time to pray and read the Word of God. When you pray don’t just spend time talking but remember to spend time listening. God speaks in the silence. God said His Word will never return void. Meaning He will answer you. In James chapter one God says, “If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking” (NLT). So, ask.
Here are some verses to encourage you as you press on to receive your purpose: Jeremiah 29:11, Psalm 138:8, Proverbs 19:21, 1 Corinthians 10:31, Romans 12:2, and Proverbs 20:5. Life is only lived well when it is lived on purpose. Be blessed until next time and Happy New Year! May 2023 be the year you live a purpose-driven life.
Matthew 7:7-11; Isaiah 55:11; James 1:5
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