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June 19, 2013 Posted by admin in Purpose

Why Must You Discover Your Purpose?

Why Must You Discover Your Purpose?

Today's blog is an excerpt from my upcoming book.

Why must you discover God's purpose for your life?

It has current significance. Things will not work out in one's life on the earth until one discovers and accepts God's purpose for one's life.

Romans 8:28(NKJV) - 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.

Many Christians live in the middle of a fantasy world. They believe that regardless of what they do or how they do it, everything will work out well. So when things keep getting worse or just stay the same they get offended at God. They are disappointed and feel forsaken. They know what God can do but wonder why He refuses to do it for them. The issue lies in their purpose. The scriptures promise in Romans 8:28 that a happy ending is guaranteed to those who love God and are called according to His purpose.

Ephesians 1:11-12(NKJV) - In Him also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestined according to the purpose of Him who works all things according to the counsel of His will, that we who first trusted in Christ should be to the praise of His glory.

People who have chosen to dedicate their lives to doing what they were born to do have nothing to fear concerning the future. God will use His power according to His purpose to work all things according to His Will. Unfortunately, that means anyone who chooses his own path is on his own. Thus, each man must discover God's purpose for his life before he invests the rest of his life pursuing anything else. This chapter of the book is dedicated to helping you start the process.

Psalms 127:1-2(NKJV) - Unless the Lord builds a house, the work of the builders is wasted. Unless the Lord protects a city, guarding it with sentries will do no good. It is useless for you to work so hard from early morning until late at night, anxiously working for food to eat; for God gives rest to his loved ones.

If people create their own visions and build major establishments out of them in spite of what God desires, their efforts will be wasted. Unless the Lord is behind what is built He won't support it. He doesn't protect other people's plans and is not moved by hard work that's not on His agenda. He provides rest for His loved ones during their time on the earth. Are you one of them? When you're living in His purpose for your life, you sure are.

It has eternal significance. The people who do God's will for their lives will be rewarded in eternity and those who don't, will suffer eternal consequences.

Matthew 7:21-23(NKJV) - "Not everyone who says to Me,'Lord, Lord,' shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. Many will say to Me in that day, 'Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?' And then I will declare to them, 'I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!'

I heard this saying several times, “The road to hell is paved with good intentions.” Jesus stated unequivocally that access to the kingdom of heaven is reserved for those who do God's Will on the earth. Even if someone can provide a list of good works, God is not impressed. It stands to reason that discovering God's purpose for one's life has eternal significance. One day, each person will give an account to God of what was done with His resources. I hope you'll be ready.

Luke 10:18-20(NKJV) - And He said to them, "I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven. Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you. Nevertheless do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rather rejoice because your names are written in heaven."

In Matthew 7:21-23, Jesus demonstrated what will happen to the people who think using His name to do good things qualifies them to spend eternity in His Kingdom. With that being considered He warned His disciples not to be like that in Luke 10:18-20. Operating in the authority of God is exciting on earth but cannot compare to the assurance of eternal salvation. Romans 10:9&10 states that salvation comes from believing in our hearts and confessing with our mouths that Jesus died on the cross for our sins and was resurrected. So the first and most important step in doing the Will of God is receiving His salvation.

1 Corinthians 3:12-15(NLT) - Anyone who builds on that foundation may use a variety of materials—gold, silver, jewels, wood, hay, or straw. But on the judgment day, fire will reveal what kind of work each builder has done. The fire will show if a person's work has any value. If the work survives, that builder will receive a reward. But if the work is burned up, the builder will suffer great loss. The builder will be saved, but like someone barely escaping through a wall of flames.

For those of us who are in Christ, God will judge our works. What is done in obedience to His directions will qualify us for great rewards but anything else will be destroyed. In sum, why is it important to discover God's purpose for your life? It has current significance and determines whether or not God will get involved in what you're doing. It has eternal significance and determines whether or not God will reward you for your life's work. If God knows what you should be doing and will judge you for it don't you think now is a good time to be doing it? Why waste your life?

By the way, you're invited to join our group of visionaries at the next session of "The Body" and we will help you discover your purpose.

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