Do You Know Your Purpose?
When purpose is unknown, abuse is inevitable. You could allow others to abuse you or you may even abuse yourself. You could misuse resources God has given you or the gift He has endowed you with. Because the Israelites were oblivious of the reason for their blessing they used the gold and silver that God enabled them to collect from the Egyptians to make an image of gold which they worshipped.
Joseph knew why he was taken to Egypt and blessed super-abundantly and was able to comfort his brothers who sold him into slavery.
Paul knew his purpose and was able to endure hardness as a good soldier of Christ.
Similarly Nehemiah was able to withstand the opposition he faced when he embarked on the purpose of his life because he knew his ‘WHY’. You too must know your reason for being and who has called you and who is therefore behind you to be able to withstand any opposition and fulfil your dream or purpose with finesse.
Jesus knew His purpose and was able to endure the cross and the accompanying shame. He saw you and I in the corridors of time and knew that without His sacrifice therefore would be no hope for us.
Every creation of God therefore has a purpose, whether it is known or not; whether it is fulfilled or not. God’s heart is delighted when we discover our purpose, pursue it with passion and fulfil it with finesse.
Do you know your purpose? Are you pursuing that purpose?
If so keep pressing on until you finish to the glory of God.
Refuse to let opposition dislodge you. If you fall rise up and go again. Know that God is on your side. The bigger the vision, and the joy ahead, the bigger and stronger the opposition. But God’s grace is sufficient for you. You may be hard-pressed on every side but you will not be crushed. All things will work together for your good. You may be perplexed but be not in despair. God is on your side and If He be for you who can be against you? You will be persecuted but know that you are not abandoned. God said,’ I will never leave you nor forsake you. I will go before to make crooked places straight.’ When the enemy comes like a flood the Spirit of the Lord will raise a standard against him. You may be knocked down but know that you are not knocked out. You are still in the race of grace and God will fight for you and you will hold your peace.