You are here on earth for a reason. God has a plan for you and a purpose for your life. God knew you before time began, and He knows all that is in your future. He knows every detail about you because He has included every detail for a reason. God never makes a mistake.
Be the one that God can use to build His kingdom. “The Lord wants to use you for special purposes, so make yourself clean from all evil. Then you will be holy, and the Master can use you. You will be ready for any good work” (2 Timothy 2:21 ERV).
God formed you in your mother’s womb, and He fashioned you to live out His purposes for your life. You can do what no other person can do because He designed you with everything you need to do it. You do not have to worry about what your purpose is but only ask the Lord to show you.
If the Lord has given you a vision, then He will make a way. The purposes of God are never dependent upon the provisions of man. “I know that You can do everything, and that no purpose of Yours can be withheld from You” (Job 42:2).
There are many well-meaning programs designed to help you discover your gifts for serving God. The problem with these programs is they rely upon the natural things that man can see and do not seek the hidden things only known to God. Moses could not speak in the natural, but God made him His spokesman. God can accomplish more in your weakness than in your strength.
God’s purposes for you do not depend on your abilities. “But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty” (1 Corinthians 1:27).
You need the Holy Spirit in you for the purposes of God to flow from you. “And my speech and my preaching were not with persuasive words of human wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power” (1 Corinthians 2:4).
Your natural abilities will often be a hindrance to God because in them you rely upon yourself. Don’t think God needs your natural talent to achieve supernatural success for the kingdom. God may use your abilities, but often only after He brings about your surrender.
You don’t need a title to be used by God. “For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them” (Ephesians 2:10).
Too often, people chase the ministry they want instead of the ministry God has for them, and the result is they end up floundering. Fish can’t fly and birds can’t swim, yet people try to be something that God did not intend for them to be. Divine purposes trump natural inclinations.
When we are filled with the Holy Spirit, we are filled with the purposes of God. “God is the one who enables you both to want and to actually live out His good purposes” (Philippians 2:13 CEB).
When I first sought to serve the Lord, I wanted it to be in a comfortable ministry. God had other plans. The Lord put me into an impossible ministry and then forced me to fall before Him that He would help me. We have too many Christians serving Him by their own strength and not falling down before Him in their weakness.
You are either walking in the plans of man or the purposes of God. The difference is one looks good to men, and the other is ordained of God. “…being predestined according to the purpose of Him who works all things according to the counsel of His will” (Ephesians 1:11).
One great hindrance to finding your purpose is in thinking it must be great by the world’s standards. God operates by the standards of heaven. Our pride blinds our vision from the kingdom. One small act in humility before God could move mountains and change nations for the kingdom.
Kingdom life is about purpose, not position. Jesus taught, “…If anyone desires to be first, he shall be last of all and servant of all” (Mark 9:35).
You will rarely find your purpose for God asking other people. If you want to know what God wants from you, then just get on your knees and ask Him. His purposes for you are not always one grand lifelong purpose, but a daily purpose for all that He puts before you. You don’t have to be perfect to serve Him, but only willing.
Even in your mistakes, God can use you for His glory. “And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose” (Romans 8:28).
Blessings to you,
All Scripture is in red and uses the NKJV (New King James Version) translation unless otherwise noted.