Welcome to June: our Month of PURPOSE. Romans 8:28 – “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose”. My heartbeat is that God’s purpose for you shall be delivered in grand style, in Jesus name.
There is so much about the term Purpose, and over the years, so much has been taught on this Divine Principle. However, there are certain Dynamics of Purpose that are necessary we understand and apply, in order to maximize our walk with God and harness the best of this season.
- Purpose is God’s plan for Man.
Purpose is the reason why God created you. No human being is alive just because of the principle of procreation that exists through intercourse between two matured people. You are not a mistake. You may have been a result of rape or unwanted pregnancy but you are not a child without purpose. Before God, you are here for a specific reason. God has a plan for you.
- Purpose is Specific.
I have heard many Christians say, “my purpose is to serve God” or “my purpose is to do God’s will”. This may be true but your purpose is much more than that. I mean, that’s God’s collective purpose for humanity. However, there is a specific purpose and plan of God for you. Jeremiah 1:5 – “Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations”. Jeremiah was purposed by God as a Prophet, to the nations. Clear and specific. What are you purposed for?
- Purpose Must be Revealed by God.
Late Dr Myles Munroe said, “if you want to know the purpose of a thing, go to the manufacturer of the thing”. We may perceive and sometimes, come close to conceiving what God’s plan for us is, but no one will ever be specific about God’s plan for you until He reveals it. God is our Maker, our Designer, our Architect. His thoughts are deep and far finding. He has imagined good for us; we cannot afford to assume what His purposes are, but be willing to ask Him and wait on Him, till we receive clearly His agenda for our lives. Jeremiah 29:11 – “For I know the thoughts (plans, purpose) that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end”. Whatever is wrong in your life, is not God’s plan; and in most cases, man’s neglect of God’s Divine Purpose is the primary reason for the hazards that have befallen humanity and the world we live in. Get back to God, and seek Him for His specific purpose for your life.
- Your Purpose in a Statement
I am sure you know that the purpose of a pencil is to write, and the purpose of the traffic light is to control traffic, ensure orderliness and avoid congestion. Just as you can define these in statements, your purpose is also specific, and must be understood in a statement. You should be able to define the essence for your existence is a statement. Jesus purpose is revealed in 1 John 3:8 – “For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil”. Very Specific and in a statement. Apostle Paul’s purpose is also revealed very clearly in Acts 9:15 – “… Go thy way: for he is a chosen vessel unto me, to bear my name before the Gentiles, and kings, and the children of Israel”. These men, in all their greatness, had purpose in one statement and clear terms. Little wonder, they had it clear about what to do and what not to do. Life becomes clearer when you have received Purpose in a Statement. Go and sit with your Manufacturer on this, until He reveals your entire purpose in a statement. This forms your Life Mission Statement.
- Purpose Charts the Course of your Life.
No matter how far you have come in a career or line of duty, the day you discover purpose, and you choose to walk in God’s plan; your entire life will take a New Turn. Your purpose will determine where you go, where you live, who you marry, what ideas and investments you accept and those you reject, and so on. Apostle Paul’s purpose was first, “…to bear my name before the Gentiles, and kings, and the children of Israel”. So when He first went to Jerusalem to preach, he was rejected, because that was not God’s purpose. Purpose creates your path in life; and because everyone’s purpose is different, discovery and walking in purpose makes you an original and not a counterfeit. Men of purpose are not carried away by the quick successes of others. They have clarity, and are thorough. Purpose makes you clear and establishes you on the sure path of destiny and success that God has fashions for you.
- Purpose Brings Restoration
After all the years Apostle Paul wasted serving the devil, when he aligned with God’s purpose for his life, he achieved greatness and still finished strong. He said in 2 Tim 4:7 – “I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith”. No matter how far you have gone in your selfish plans, no matter how far you have gone from God, the moment you RETURN to God’s purpose for your life, a restoration of all that you have lost is activated, and God begins to make “…all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose”. Rom 8:28.
Purpose makes life Good! God’s Thoughts and Plans and Purpose for you are all Good! The problems in your life are results of straying away from Purpose. There are many Christians who have met Jesus, but have never taken time to discover the reason why He saved them: His Purpose for them. Matt 7:21 – “Not everyone that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven”. At the end, what will count would not be just church attendance and participation, but our total commitment to doing His specific will: Purpose. God has a plan for you! Discover it. Align to it! Stay on it! It is the Sure Path.
As you walk in God’s purpose, June 2019 will usher in restoration of all things you have lost. Expect June 2019 to be Good All-round for You. Every bad and evil case in your life will begin to bring good for you. You will not hear evil reports anymore. June 2019 is destined for your good. Hallelujah!
The first thing to do to align with God’s purpose is to accept His path and offer of Salvation, Jesus Christ. Receive Him into your life, confess and turn away from all form of sin, and begin to live the New Life that pleases God. To accept Jesus, please confess this Prayer from your heart: “Lord Jesus, I am a sinner and I repent of my sins today. I believe you died and rose again for me to live above sin and satan. I accept you as my Lord and Saviour. From now, I am born again, I am a Champion”.
Welcome to the Kingdom of God! Please inform me about your salvation, send us a message here. We have resources that can help you grow in faith. God bless you. Arise!
Deji David Olanrewaju