Discovering God’s Purpose for Your Life
Today’s generation is one that is starving for validation, identity, and purpose—but we won’t find the answers from the things of this world which fire and rust destroy (Mt. 6:19). They’re for you to discover once you acknowledge that your life has been predestined by God for His greater glory.
As how a creation turns to its creator to know of its purpose and nature, you should also turn to God, for you are His creation and He, your Creator. Commune with Him in prayer and in reading the Scriptures. In the Bible, you find numerous accounts of people who discovered their great purposes as they pursued God. All of them lived out their lives fulfilling their purpose, and they lived in satisfaction and security in God. In him we were also chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will (Eph. 1:11, NIV). God’s purpose for your life was already set before your days in this world began.
Our God-ordained destiny is greater than we can think or imagine. Our lives consist more of the current problems and pain we may face today. God chose us before the foundation of the world for a great destiny. As a matter of fact, God has completed our destiny before we were born. We have everything inside us to successfully complete our true purpose, but we often struggle with inadequacy and a lost knowledge of who we truly are. (The Kingdom Moment)
Yours is a predestined life for God and it will not be an easy one. It is a long narrow road where sufferings and sacrifices are bound to come in your way. As you pursue God, the world will frown upon you. It will hate and persecute you the same way it did Jesus. But, of course, He has already gone before you in this road and He finished it for you. He is the author and finisher of your faith, so He knows and experienced for Himself the struggles you will have to face. He will be your comfort.
You will be subject to trials but trust in His process. He plans to bless you, never to harm you nor dishearten you. So always remember: God has a wonderful plan for your life. You may not know what it is yet, but whatever God has prepared for you is surely beautiful and for your benefit. So take heart, seek the Lord, keep the faith, press on through life with Him as your guide and discover the sole purpose you were created for.
And we know that in all things, God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters. And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified. (Rom. 8:28–30, NIV)
The journey of self-discovery you have set yourself on to is not an easy. It is a long narrow road that must be taken with the Holy Spirit’s leading. Allow my 31-day devotional book, The Kingdom Moment, assist you in cultivating a life for God.