John 3:16-17 says, “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not
perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through Him might be saved.” The life that Jesus lived, was filled with fulfilled purpose. “For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.” (Luke 19:10) Jesus came to redeem man, and to reconcile him back unto Himself. “For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of His Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by His life.” (Romans 5:10)
Purpose can be defined as the reason for which something exists or is done, made, or used. It means to intend; to design. Purpose is the original intent in the mind of the creator, that motivated that person to create a particular item. Before any product is made, there is a purpose established in the mind of the inventor, that gives conception to the idea that becomes the substance for the design and production of the product.
There is no inner peace when we are not walking in the purpose, or calling, for which God created us! There is inner unrest, emptiness, sadness, and unfulfilled aspirations and dreams. Every person was created with a purpose, in the mind of God. There are “no mistakes” walking around on this earth. Know that you are significant, you have purpose, that you are important, and that you have been given the tools necessary to fulfill the calling that is on your life. In other words, “It’s in there!” It may take some fine tuning on your part to bring about your purpose in life, such as receiving an education, being mentored, or receiving some type of instruction or training. This fine tuning, along with your inner strengths, talents and abilities placed within you by Almighty God, means that you can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth you. It takes more than knowing you are gifted, or called to be who God designed you to be. With all of the talent in the world, without receiving a diploma or degree, in some cases, you will not be allowed to get a foot in the door. In the spiritual, the Word of God tells us to, “Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” (II Timothy 2:15.)
It is important to know, that God’s purpose for your life is not hindered by your past. Everyone has made mistakes. No one is perfect. In the natural and the spiritual, we have not always crossed every T and dotted every I, and some have found themselves in bondage to various strongholds and addictions. Satan has many people feeling they have sunk to a point, where God is unable to reach them. They become so ashamed because of what they have done, and they are too embarrassed to even talk to God. Satan is a liar, and the truth is not within him. The Word of God says in Romans 3:23-24, “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; Being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus.” Being justified freely by His grace means, we have been declared innocent or guiltless. It means to absolve, or to free from guilt or blame, and to set free. It means that our sins have been remitted. The grace of God is unmerited or undeserved favor, that is granted unto us by Jesus Christ. We can look at the word grace as an acronym, which means, God’s Riches At Christ’s Expense. Jesus suffered vicariously (in our places) on the cross, that we might have a right to the Tree of Life! It is through no goodness of our own, but to God be the glory, through Christ Jesus, for the things He has done! We must repent of our sins, or feel sorry, regret, or be conscience stricken for our past sins/conduct, and turn away from them. Then, we must ask God to forgive us. Ephesians 1:7 says, “In both whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace.” I John chapter 2, verse 1 says, My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate (a person who pleads for, or on behalf of another), with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. The Bible tells us in the book of Hebrews 4:16, “Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.” What an amazing privilege!
“Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular. And God hath set some in the church, the first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues.” (I Corinthians 12:27-28) “I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you, that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called. There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling. One Lord, one faith, one baptism.” (Excerpts from Ephesians chapter 4) We are to strive to walk in the purpose in which God has given us. We are not to covet another’s calling. Likewise, we are not to covet another’s gifts. Some may have one gift, while others may have two or more gifts. However, all gifts are given to edify the body of Christ. Whatever your purpose is, strive to do the very best with what you have been given. Strive to be the best YOU, that you can be. Give God your all! That is what a person who is living A Purpose Driven Life does.
Finally, strive to be filled with the Holy Spirit, and the anointing power of God. It is the anointing that breaks every yoke of bondage. That is why when living a purpose driven life, our gifts and callings, must be seasoned with the anointing of the Holy Ghost. Fast and pray, that you may be led by the Lord. Keep your mind stayed on Him. “In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths. Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil. It shall be health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones.” (Proverbs 3:6-8) Keep your ear to God’s mouth. Strive to live A Purpose Driven Life! HE WANTS TO USE YOU!