Matthew 6:25, 27, 33
[Jesus says] “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink, or about your body, what you will wear, is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes?…Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?…But seek FIRST the kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well”
I’m going to tell you the secret to your life and everything in it during these next few weeks. The answer to all those unanswered questions about who you are and what your life is supposed to be can be summed up in one word: purpose. You need to know that God created you for purpose and a specific purpose at that. You need to know that you weren’t left here on earth, rather, you were placed here on purpose for purpose. You need to know that everything you are and everything you do is with purpose. You need to know that there’s nothing that happens in your life that doesn’t have purpose. You need to know that there are no accidents or wrong turns in your life but every decision, right or wrong, has purpose. God works ALL things, the good and the bad, together for your good and for His glory because you are a purpose-filled being. God doesn’t create nor speak things in void and when He spoke life into existence, when He created you in Heaven, and when He sent you into your mother’s womb there was Heavenly purpose implemented into your DNA.
But just like with anything else, you have to learn purpose. You probably learned about DNA in school and how it works. Your parents have chromosomes that came together and developed your flesh. Different pairs of atoms and chemical transactions happened and things from your parents flesh were deposited into yours. So you learned that your eye color didn’t come from you, it came from your dad and your hair color didn’t come from you, it came from your mom. And you were created beautifully and wonderfully! Spiritually, however, this transaction didn’t happen. Spiritually we’re all born into sin. No matter how many generations of Christians you have in your bloodline, you are still disconnected from God until you gain a personal relationship with Him. When you’re disconnected from God you’re disconnected from your purpose. You’re disconnected from the only One who can help you discover what’s inside of you spiritually.
But if you realize that something’s missing in your life, if you realize that doing life without God hasn’t been working out for you, or if you realize that carrying the weight of your life has been too much, God is there with arms open to start a relationship with you. If you’ve never accepted Jesus as your Lord and Savior, you can at any time so long as time exists. Just open your mouth and with an intentional heart, say,
“Lord, you are the God of purpose. I believe that You created me on purpose and with the purpose of knowing who You are and who I am. Forgive me for trying to be my own god. Forgive me for trying to do life without you. I need the Creator of heaven and earth involved in my life and I believe that You sent your Son, Jesus, to die for me as a payment for a relationship with You. I declare You Lord and Savior over my life, in Jesus’ Name”
That’s it! You have declared and believed in a Godly relationship and purpose over your life. It can’t be earned or taken away from you but it can now be discovered. The Lord knows so much about you but you know so little about Him. Even if you’ve been in the faith for years, there’s always more to know about God! He is infinite! And since there’s more to know about God, there’s also more to know about you because you were created in His image. You need to know what your purpose is and walk in it. Now that you’ve given your life to Jesus Christ, the first part of your purpose is that people can see and experience the Holy Spirit operating in your life.
The Holy Spirit is a deposit and evidence of your salvation. Jesus isn’t walking among us at this present time but when He ascended into heaven, He left His Spirit to live inside of us as a guarantee that we weren’t left here alone. We were born spiritually dead because the Holy Spirit cannot be transferred through DNA, which is why we must be born-again through Jesus Christ because it’s ONLY in Him that we can receive His Spirit and be made alive and eternal, just like Him. When the Holy Spirit lives inside of you, there is evidence, called fruits. The fruits, or evidence, of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, gentleness, faithfulness, and self-control.
When you’re saved, these fruits will become evident to you and to others because you’re a new creation. As a new creation, you think differently, move differently, operate differently, speak differently, and every part of you spiritually is different. However, your flesh (your body) and your soul (your mind and feelings) don’t get this upgrade because Jesus transferred His Spirit to your spirit. But He desires to be Lord over all areas of your being and your life and only you can give Him access to those areas.
You have to choose daily whether or not the Holy Spirit in you is going to operate your body and your thoughts and feelings, or whether you’ll allow Satan to toy with you and disturb your life. The enemy is now after your life harder than ever before because you’re an enemy to him. You’re an enemy to him because you have purpose and he doesn’t want you to discovering what that is because it will destroy his kingdom on earth. His kingdom contains lust, chaos, death, disease, anger, and violence. But God’s kingdom is love, joy, peace, and kindness. They’re opposites.
Your purpose is now opposite of what Satan had set up for you. You might have believed your life wouldn’t amount to anything. You might have believe you’d never be anything. You might have believed you were placed here to live and die. You might have believed you were just supposed to get a degree and a nice job and have a family and retire, but I’m here to tell you that you were placed here to have purpose. You were placed here to change lives and be changed. You were placed here so that people would see the love and power of Jesus Christ on earth. You were placed here so that people would obtain hope of a Savior. You were placed here so that people would believe there is a God who is coming back for them and loves them!
Every part of your life from the least to the greatest was designed your good and God’s glory. Every part of your life was designed on purpose, for purpose, and with purpose. There are NO accidents with God. There is nothing that He’s done or allowed to be done in your life that is not going to be used by Him. Are you ready to walk and discover your purpose as we dive into these next few weeks of purpose?