In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without Him nothing was made that has been made.
When God placed the desire on my heart to start Womanoftheword (WOTW), the scripture that He gave me as a focal point was John 1:1. Purpose always begins with the word of God. Everything that God ever created began with a word, from the stars in the sky to the plans in your heart. He spoke mankind into existence and breathed the breath of life in him for a purpose and God’s words never return to Him void. You are His most precious creation and you weren’t created to return to Him void.
There will come a time where you and I will be face to face with Him in judgement. Everyone will have this appointment with the Lord. But for a Christian, you’re not facing judgement to account for your sins because yours were accounted for through the blood of Jesus Christ. We don’t have to pay the penalty for the many things we’ve done in our lives because Jesus paid it one time and for all. God won’t be looking at your sin, He’ll be look at your purpose.
“Did you do what I designed you to do while you were placed on earth?”
When I say my prayers in the morning, the one thing I was always include is “Lord, I pray that I accomplish all of the tasks you’ve set out for me this day.” Everyday we’re on assignment. We are His workmanship (Ephesians 2:10). In order to be an excellent worker, you have to do work. The work that we do isn’t to obtain or maintain our salvation. We work for the Lord because we love Him and we love others. We’re not working for His rewards but we know that He is a rewarder (Hebrews 11:6). We also know that our work isn’t in vain (Philippians 2:16). Apart of our purpose is in knowing that our lives have nothing to do with us and EVERYTHING to do with Him. Our purpose is in knowing what we can put forth in our lives and not what we can get out of our lives. Our purpose is outside of ourselves and entirely in Him and His kingdom and His righteousness.
Your purpose is in your selflessness, love, and obedience towards Him.
The more of yourself and your life that you give towards the things of God, the more understanding you will have about your purpose here on earth. The more love you have towards God, the more you will enjoy fulfilling that purpose. And the more you love God, the more obedient you’ll be towards Him and what He’s calling you to do. The more obedience you have, the more you can be used by Him. All of these work together and you can’t have one without the other. You can’t love God and be selfish. You can’t be obedient to what He’s called you to do, if you don’t love Him enough to do what He says.
Walking in your purpose isn’t always a pleasant experience. God might have you do some unconventional things, go places you don’t really want to go, and speak to people whom you really don’t want to speak to. God can make the most introverted person an extrovert if that means that He’ll be glorified. God can make the richest person on earth give all that they have if that means that He’ll be glorified. Our purpose is in knowing that in everything and at all times, He must be glorified because we benefit from His glory. The more He’s glorified, the more that you’ll be used by Him. The more that He can use you, the more He can send you. Our purpose is in knowing that the greater He becomes in our lives, the greater the assignments become in our lives.
But purpose always begins with the word of God. What words has God spoken over you? Is it to love people more? Is it to speak more to others? It is to give financially to His kingdom? Is it become a student of the Holy Spirit and learn the deep things of God?
Lastly, will you be selfless enough, loving enough, and obedient enough to walk into the things that God has spoken over you?