Friday, June 2, 2017

What is God’s Purpose for Us

I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better.  I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and the incomparably great power for us who believe. Ephesians: 1: 17-19 

I am sure early in your life you were asked ‘what do you want to be?’  When you are seeking education after high school, again guidance counselors will ask ‘what do you want to be?’  Maybe you struggled with the answer to this question.  Maybe you thought you wanted to go one way only to discover that way was not for you.  Maybe you accepted a job in the direction you had chosen only to find you were very unhappy.  Maybe your career choice has left you miserable.

Have you ever considered the possibility that God had already determined His purpose for you and His purpose did not match the direction you were taking or had taken?  We won’t be satisfied with what we are doing until we have gone the direction God had called us to go.  I Corinthians 2: 9-10 says “However, as it is written:  ‘No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him but God has revealed it to us by his spirit.”   We need to seek God rather than seek a career.  If we seek to know and love God, we will not miss our calling.  It will be revealed by His spirit.

Prayer:  Dear Gracious and loving Father:  reveal to me through your spirit the directions you are calling me to go.  I love you because you first loved me and want only to serve the purpose you have intended for me.  In the name of Christ Jesus.  Amen  

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