“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not
to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
Jeremiah 29:11 NIV
“When people do not accept divine guidance, they run wild. But whoever obeys the law is joyful.”
Proverbs 29:18 NLT
Before I begin this topic on purpose, let’s define it.
Purpose -the reason for which something is done or created or for which something exists. Basically, all creation calls for a creator and a purpose.
Everything that is in existence was either created by humanity or God for a specific purpose.
Just like technicians create technology, architects create architecture, medical scientists create medicine, writers create books, God created mankind and the universe. I know what you may be thinking, “well what if i don’t believe in God?”
Whether you believe in God or not, the same principle applies. When you see a watch on the ground, you automatically assume an intelligent being created it, otherwise it wouldn’t exist. So why is it any different when it comes to the very complex universe? Logically, it must’ve taken a conscientious being to create it.
We were all created on purpose for a purpose and that is crucial to know! You must seek God for your purpose or your divine assignment because that will dictate every choice you make.
Miles Monroe said, “when a purpose of a thing is not known, abuse is inevitable.”
Which means, when you don’t know who you are, where you are going or what things you are meant to do, you will inevitably misuse or misplace yourself. For example, if we don’t know that God created us to do good, we will continue to do evil. If we don’t know the purpose for life is to ultimately give God glory, we will misuse our lives for selfish, empty fulfillments. We will make choices that will bring us harm or stop us from living our fullest, intended potential! We will do things based on our feelings. We won’t be divinely lead.
Purpose is the fixer for every decision you make. Purpose gives you direction and vision. When you know your purpose, everything you do will be strategic! You won’t be winging it or going through trial and error. You will no longer be walking around aimless and impulsive. You’ll know who to marry, what career to choose, what school to attend, what friends to have, how to spend your time, what standards to set because you know where you are going in life. You will have certainty, confidence and clarity with every choice you make because God will be leading you down the path He paved for you long ago!
After realizing your path, you will know who to take with you and what not to do. You will know who or what will be conducive to your divine success. The only one that can give you purpose is the One who created you. Similar to a manufacturer creating a car with the intent to transport people for one place to another, God too had plans for you before you were conceived. God has plans to prosper you, give you a hope and a future that will advance His kingdom’s agenda! You were meant to impact the world, find out how from the Creator.
Seek the Lord today for His divine purpose for your life and ask Him for direction in every decision you make so it can line up with your destiny.