The Secret to Your Life: On Purpose, For Purpose, With Purpose (Part X)

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Ephesians 2:10

For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them

Colossians 3:23 [AMP]

Whatever you do [whatever your task may be], work from the soul [that is, put in your very best effort], as [something done] for the Lord and not for men

The more you walk with God, the more you see purpose in Him and purpose in everything else. There’s a reason why God exists and there’s a reason why we exist. He exists to love us, protect us, provide for us, and lead us in the right direction. We exist to have a relationship with Him, have relationships with others, and partner with Him to accomplish the tasks laid before us. As we walk with purpose, we must have a God-based focus. What that means is, in whatever you do, keep God at the center. Now some of you may think, ‘why does He have to be the center of my life all of the time?’ or ‘when is my life ever going to be about me?’ First of all, these are lies from the enemy to get you to focus on yourself instead of on God. He wants you to believe that focusing on God sucks all of the fun and success from your life but that’s not true. Secondly, you will always benefit from God being glorified in your life. Remember: He works all things together for YOUR good. By keeping God the focus of your life, your purpose is clearer and more powerful than if you were to focus on yourself, your desires, your goals etc.

Walking with purpose means understanding that we are His workmanship, or workers, and not the other way around. We work for Him, He doesn’t work for us. He isn’t a genie placed in the sky to make things happen, rather, He is our Father that wants to interact with us daily to fulfill our assignments on earth. Walking with purpose means understanding that we have divine assignments to complete on earth as it is in Heaven. He purposed us on earth for good works and not just to look pretty and be successful. He plants His desires in each of our hearts to serve Him. You may have the desire to be a writer or a doctor or a police officer or a pastor or a missionary but all of those are desires placed by God to fulfill His assignments. And what are God’s assignments? To proclaim the gospel of Jesus to every living creature, to heal the sick, to raise the dead, to cleanse those who have leprosy (diseases), and to drive out demons (Matt. 10:7-8) And you may think ‘how am I supposed to do all of that if I just want to be a _______?’ The answer is simple: you’re not. The Holy Spirit is the one that does all of the work through you, you just need to be available. You just have to give your yes daily to the Lord and watch Him do the work. He will turn your ordinary life into an extraordinary assignment, IF you let Him. You will see and experience things that your natural eyes wouldn’t be able to believe but you have to say YES.

Everyday from now on you must see your life as an assignment. Your job is not just a job, it’s an assignment, so serve as you would the Lord. Your family is not just a group of people you’re forced to get along with, it’s an assignment, so serve as you would the Lord. Your partner or spouse isn’t just someone to love physically but someone you can nurture spiritually, so serve as you would the Lord. Treat everything as an assignment. Act as the worker you were purposed to be for the Lord and fulfill your good works. It’s not about proving anything to God or trying to keep your salvation, it’s about being who God called and designed you to be: purposeful.

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