Your purpose and destiny – Part 2
In Exo.3:9-11, Moses was raised to deliver the Israelites from slavery in Egypt.
Initially, Moses had an identity crisis until God reminded him of his true identity, a god (Exodus 7:1).
From that moment he understood his origin, his purpose, his gifting and his destiny was fulfilled.
Again, in Acts 9:15-16, 26:15-19, Paul was chosen by God primarily to reach out to the Gentiles and kings.
Before then, he was on a wrong course in life persecuting Christians until he discovered his real purpose.
He suffered great things; he was stoned, battered, shipwrecked, bitten by vampire yet he was intact.
A man that is out to fulfill purpose is a dangerous man and he is unstoppable.
All of these persons including our Lord Jesus passed through some unpleasant realities of life but at the end fulfilled their destinies.
You shall make it to the end and I decree, nothing can stop you in Jesus name.
Our God is a God of purpose. When He created man from the beginning, He had an original intention, just like a manufacturer.
A manufacturer discovers a need and meets it by producing something. We exist to fulfill purpose and so life will be meaningless without purpose.
There are basically two types of purpose and they are interwoven.
The first is generic purpose. This is the general purpose for which God created every man. 1 Peter 2:9 “but ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.”
matches our God-given identity with this purpose. Much as we look the same, created in the image and likeness of God, there are varying differences from person to person.
No identical twins are exactly the same just as every product manufactured has its own serial number.
The end product of all we do must give God praise. If your life is not giving God praise as a result of unpleasant circumstances of life surrounding you today, God will put an end to it in Jesus name.
The second type of purpose is specific purpose. This varies from person to person and has been ordained ever before you were born.
Jer. 1:5 “before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.”
Are you called to be an Apostle, a teacher or evangelist? Stay where God has placed you and only there will you be celebrated and be a blessing to your generation.
If you try to imitate someone else then you are not original.
It is, therefore, very important that you discover your purpose, write it out and follow it up with a focus.
How then can you know your purpose?
First of all, return to the manufacturer (Psalm 32:8, Prov. 22:6): God is our maker and manufacturer.
He has set a way for everyone, so parents should go back to the marker who will give specific instructions on what to do.
The manufacturer of a product is in the best position to tell the purpose and uses of that product.
Secondly, go to the manual: Every product has a manual that comes along with it.
This manual helps us to understand the full potential of the product.
“[It is] the glory of God to conceal a thing: but the honour of kings [is] to search out a matter.”
Proverbs 25:2. You are a king and your manual is the Bible where you should diligently search God’s purpose for you through careful study.
Thirdly, identify what you enjoy doing: There are certain things you derive so much joy and fulfillment even without being paid.
Often times, your purpose is centred on such things. Everything in life is not always about money.
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