Ephesians 2:10 (ESV)
10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.
Jeremiah 1:5 (ESV)
5 “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you,
and before you were born I consecrated you;
I appointed you a prophet to the nations.”
So what do you desire to do? What do you really want to do as a person? You need to stop and document that; write it down; make a plan; and then God says, ‘I’ll direct your steps.’ Myles Munroe
Most everyone knows that God has a plan for our lives, but have we realized the plans God has for us have been ordained long before we were even born. The scriptures listed above declare it as so.
The issue is that many of us are not living out the plan God has for us. We all have a specific purpose and reason for being here on earth. We are not accidents. We have just not discovered what God has for us.
Much can be said on this subject, so I will be brief. Here are some things that can help you discover God’s purpose and plan for you.
God’s plans are:
Detailed and Specific
If you read Genesis 6: 11-22, and Exodus 26: 1-6 you will see the plans for the ark and the tabernacle are detailed and specific. God gives Noah and Moses explicit directions. Both men follow His instructions to the letter. If God uses strict detail in the building of a boat, and the making of a tent, how much more detail will He use in the plans he has for us.
The plans God has for us are unique for us. He called Moses to liberate the children of Israel, and not Noah. He called Noah to build the ark, and not Moses. He called Jesus to die for our sins. He does not require us to atone for them. God’s purpose for you is personal and unique.
Known to us by Prayer (communication with Him)
To fully know our purpose we should communicate with God. Prayer will prevent us from going down the wrong road. The prophet Samuel wanted to anoint every son of Jesse to be king of Israel except David. It was communication with God that resulted in David being anointed king (1 Samuel 16: 1-13). Noah got his directions from communication with God. i.e. prayer (Genesis 6: 11-22)
There is so much to be said and written about the topic of purpose. I will leave with the following:
- Everyone of us has a purpose for existing. We are not accidents
- God had a purpose and plan for us before we were even born.
- His plans are detailed, specific, and personal
- Through prayer we can discover His purpose for us.
Until next time, be blessed, go and live your purpose