Discovering your purpose
what is the purpose?
we are all aware that God has a plan for anything he created (not just man), he has designed a special and specific function for everything he created.
purpose according to the Oxford English dictionary
“The reason for which something is done or created or for which something exists”.
The word purpose can sometimes be used in place of intention, reason, etc
What is the purpose or intention or reasons God created man?
why should we discover our potential?
We all are on Earth for a reason and we need to find why we were created by God
We must find our purpose on Earth if not we will be considered useless proverb 19:21
“There are many devices in a man’s heart; nevertheless the counsel of the Lord, that shall stand”
Let’s take television as an example, the purpose a TV was made is to display moving image (video), let’s say you bought this TV maybe from amazon and it couldn’t display video (I.e it couldn’t perform its purpose) how useless will that TV be? very useless right?
that’s how it is, we are God’s creation and he has to give each and every one of us a duty or task on earth
what is the general purpose of Man on earth?
in the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth, and he kept a man on earth to take care of other creation
God created man to replace lucifer,
the ultimate purpose of Man (you and me, man and woman) on earth is to worship God.
another purpose he gave us, in the beginning, was to multiple it was more like a command we must obey
Gen 1: 27, 28
“So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.”
And lastly, every man was commanded to win souls for the kingdom of God
Mark 16: 15, 16 says
” And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.
He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved, but he that believeth not shall be damned.”
How to know God’s purpose for your life?
pray and ask God
notice ask I said God’s purpose, as God has a purpose for your life the devil also do, but its nothing to be afraid of
God has given us the power to choose between Good and evil, light and darkness, it’s our choice to make
Deu 30: 19 says
“I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live:”
so in the above chapter God advice us to choose his plan for us because he will never let us down
For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:
the above verse tells us why we must pray to God for our purposes in life
everything on earth was created by him and for him so he knows why he created us that’s why we should ask him
we’ll stop here for today, in our next article we’ll explain more about discovering your purpose. and will shall explain how to know how and when God is speaking to you about your purpose
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