Then the Lord God took the man and put him the garden of Eden to tend and keep it
Now the Lord said to Abram, “Get out of your country, from your family, and from your father’s house, to a land that I will show you. I will make you a great nation; I will bless you and make your name great; and you shall be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and I will curse him who curses you; and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.”
As you continue reading this purpose series, feel free to look back at the other posts to reflect on what you’ve learned so far about purpose.
In the last post, I discussed a part of your purpose is discovering and acknowledging that you have an on purpose life. There are no accidents with God. Every part of your very fiber is filled with purpose. Every time you inhale and exhale it’s because God ordained life to you for purpose. In fact, the very ground you walk on has purpose. When God created and place us all on earth, it was no accident or coincidence. He could’ve chosen any other planet or galaxy but for reasons unknown He believed that this place was the best fit for us. He created earth and everything in it and designed this land to be sufficient in and of itself. He created us to have needs, the first need being Him. But this land that we walk on was provided by God to nurture and sustain our livelihood. Even when we messed up – because we were designed to be naked – God still made a way for us and provided us with the garments needed to clothe ourselves. We have always been in the right place at the right time with God.
A part of knowing our purpose is knowing that everything in our lives was done on purpose. I’m going to keep repeating this: there are NO accidents. Right now, you may be feeling out of place in your life but God wants you to know that you’re exactly where you’re supposed to be. He’s placed you at this very place (wherever you are), just like Adam, for a purpose. Seek the Lord. Ask Him, “Lord, why am I here? What’s my position here? What’s my assignment?” There is nothing hidden from you, there are only things kept for you. Whenever you’re ready to unlock the mysteries about God and your life, just ask. James 1:5 says, “If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to ALL liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him.”
Have you yet to ask God why you’re here? It’s only a secret to you because you’ve yet to ask of Him. God is a huge talker! I can’t get Him to stop talking to me, nor would I want to. But the reason He speaks to me is because I ask of Him. I’m always asking questions! I don’t ask out of doubt; I ask because I know that He loves me and only He knows what’s best for me.
Now on the other hand, some of you may not need to ask. Some of you may need to move like Abram did. The Lord may have spoken to you about your purpose and His plan for your life but you’ve yet to take the next step. You might still be asking for details or trying to piece things together in your head but what you really need to do is move. Even when God doesn’t speak, He’s still moving in purpose. Even when you don’t have all of the answers, know this: He’s doing it on purpose. He wants you to trust in Him more than He wants you to trust in the plan itself. He wants you to believe that He CAN even when you feel like there’s absolutely no way. Look at Abram! “Go to the land in which I will show you”? What does that even mean Lord?
It means, “trust Me,” says the Lord. It means follow Him everywhere at all times. Just like He told Abram what land would and wouldn’t be his, he’ll do the same thing for you and me. But we have to trust Him! We have to trust that everything is done by Him on purpose, and no matter what, we must believe in His promise: He goes before us and He will never leave us nor forsake us.