O LORD, you have searched me and You know me. You know when I sit and when I rise; You perceive my thoughts from afar. You discern my going out and my lying down; You are familiar with all my ways. Before a word is on my tongue You know it completely, O LORD."-(Ps 139:1-4).
Your purpose in life is chosen by God. It is not negotiable. It is like
calling water wet-there is no changing that fact, and there's no changing God's
purpose for your life. While you may not fulfill the purpose for which you were
made, you still have a purpose that God intends for you to fulfill. This is your
blueprint from God. In the same way that He had a specific purpose in mind for
Jesus when He sent Him to the earth, He has a specific purpose in mind for your
This doesn't mean, however, that there is one highly specific niche for you
to fill and that if you miss it, too bad. It is my belief that you can achieve
your purpose in many different and creative ways. This should take the pressure
off. You won't throw your entire life off course by choosing the wrong college,
job or mate. God is much bigger than any miscalculation or disobedience on your
part. "The Lord will fulfill his purpose for me" (Ps. 138:8). Isn't that
comforting to know?
Defining your purpose will help you to determine the activities that you
should be involved in. Like Jesus, you should not involve yourself in activities
that contradict His purpose for your existence. Jesus? purpose was to do the
will of the Father and become the salvation for mankind.
Each of us must ask why we are involved in an activity. Is it a God-activity,
or just a good activity? Remember, Jesus only did something if He saw the Father
doing it, and He was able to see what His Father was doing because of His
intimate relationship with Him.
Today, take steps to insure you are aligned with