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Discovering Your Purpose In Life

You are here for a purpose. God created everything with a distinctive purpose for their existence. You were shaped on purpose, and sent for a purpose. God said to Jeremiah, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; before you were born I sanctified you; I ordained you a prophet to the nations (Jeremiah 1:5).” Jeremiah’s purpose was on God’s mind even before he was formed. When God orchestrated your birth, He already had your future on His mind.

Your purpose in life is the assignment God created you to carry out on the earth. It is the problem you were designed to solve. Moses was sent as a deliverer to his people. John the Baptise was the forerunner to the Savour. Jesus’ purpose was redemption. Paul was sent to the Gentiles. What is your purpose in life? Have you identified it?

Purpose provokes productivity. Your productivity is directly linked to your purpose. Without a purpose, one’s life becomes a liability.  Individuals without purpose will kill others’ time with theirs, thinking they are having a good time. Your life is your time, and the protector of your time is your purpose in life. Until you know your purpose, you cannot focus your time on what is most important. Therefore, the secret to making the most of your time is to know the will of God for your life (Ephesians 5:15-17).

Distractions are not always bad things or bad people; they are sometimes good things or good people whose demand of time stops you from doing the right things. Not every good thing is a right thing to do. Not every opportunity is a blessing. But until your purpose is known, you cannot identify and separate what is a distraction from what is not. If you lack the ability to say no, identify your purpose in life and become passionate at fulfilling it. You will not know what to say no to, unless you have recognised what to say yes to.

When you find your purpose, your distractions will also reveal themselves. But for a man whose assignment remains unrecognised, distraction is merely fun. When your divine assignment becomes recognised, it will birth in you the ability to be ruthless to distractions. Those without the knowledge of your goals will not respect your time. So it is your responsibility to protect your time from those whose future is hidden in their ability to waste your time. Having a clear picture of your assignment will help uncover distractions and also empowers you to resist focus breakers.

Purpose paralyses panic. If you know God’s will for your life and you remain connected to Him, you will not panic while you are waiting for your purpose to be established (Hebrews 6:12). If what is currently happening to you is not what you’ve been promised by God, it means that what you are going through now is temporary. Be patient. Stand on God’s promises, for you know that He will surely perfect that which concerns you (Psalm 138:8). As long as you remain obedient to His will, perfecting your purpose in life becomes God’s responsibility. Your fulfilment simply becomes a project for God’s reputation.

God created you and decided your purpose. He is the author and finisher of our faith. Ask Him to reveal His divine assignment to you, if you have not yet discovered it. Then, trust Him for your accomplishment. He is the Vine, and without Him you can do nothing (John 15:5). He is faithful and just to complete what He started in your life (Philippians 1:6). Faithful is He who has called you and who will also do it (1 Thessalonians 5:24). You were born with a purpose. Identify it. Live it. Fulfil it.

“Let each one remain in the same calling in which he was called.” 1 Corinthians 7:20

Remain Blessed

Wale

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