How to Discover Your Divine Purpose

|Paul Yadao|

 

God is a God of purpose. Everything He created from the unseen to the seen, exist and come into being for a purpose. From the smallest particles of matter to the largest mammals, to the majestic mountains and oceans, to the countless stars in the universe, all of these display God’s majesty and might and wisdom. There is purpose for every design. Have you observed that most of the fruits and that are rich in vitamin C (sour fruits like oranges, limes, etc) are harvested during the rainy season? Have you ever wondered the purpose for the seasons (rainy, summer, etc)? If you could just take time to be curious and ask the purposes of the things around you, you will be amazed that all things have purpose for existence.

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Myles Munroe said, “The greatest tragedy in life is not death, but a life without a purpose.” This is a profound and sobering statement on purpose. This is so true. There are countless individuals who are living their lives without knowing their God-given purpose. Without a God-given purpose everything becomes meaningless, no sense of fulfillment, no cause to live and fight for.

How do we know His purpose for us?

In Jeremiah 1:4-10 it says:

Then the word of the Lord came to me, saying:
“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you;
Before you were born I sanctified you;
I ordained you a prophet to the nations.”
Then said I:
“Ah, Lord God!
Behold, I cannot speak, for I am a youth.”
But the Lord said to me:
“Do not say, ‘I am a youth,’
For you shall go to all to whom I send you,
And whatever I command you, you shall speak.
Do not be afraid of their faces,
For I am with you to deliver you,” says the Lord.
Then the Lord put forth His hand and touched my mouth, and the Lord said to me:
“Behold, I have put My words in your mouth.
See, I have this day set you over the nations and over the kingdoms,
To root out and to pull down,
To destroy and to throw down,
To build and to plant.”

Encounters
Each one has a unique call and God-given purpose. And the way we come to understand this purpose is to have encounters with Him. That is, to experience Him intimately and personally. We find who we really are in our experience of Him. The more we know Him the more we know of His purpose to us.

As for Jeremiah, his encounter with God brought clarity to his purpose in life—that is to be a prophet of the nations.

CHOSEN – In his mother’s womb, God is intimately acquainted with him.

SET APART – Before his birth, God set him apart for a purpose—to be a prophet among the nations.

GUIDED – Although he was just a youth, God said, “Don’t say ‘I am a youth’ for I am with you.”

EMPOWERED – He will speak with authority because God puts His word on his mouth.

Knowing God
Like Jeremiah we too have divine purpose and destiny. You can ask God and He will reveal it to you. His call upon your life is what gives you fulfillment in life.

Knowing God intimately is embracing your divine purpose fully.

What gives you joy? What are your dreams? What are you passionate of? What is being stirred in you whenever you engage the Presence of God? Whenever you come to Him and delight in Him His purposes to you are made clear.

How will you live your life knowing that God has placed in you a divine purpose? You are chosen. You are set apart. He will guide you into your destiny. He will empower you to accomplish it. As you go deeper in love with God you discover His amazing purpose in and through you.

 


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