Thursday, March 1, 2018

EXHORTATION: I was born for this purpose

“Pilate therefore said unto him, Art thou a king then?  Jesus answered, Thou sayest that I am a king.  To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth.  Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice” John 18:37

Jesus, in replying Pilate during His ‘trial’ said “To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world.”  Jesus had a very clear understanding of what God sent Him to do in the world.  It was this clear sense of mission that dictated all that He did and informed where He went.  Not only did He understand God’s purpose for His life, He was absolutely committed to fulfilling it.  He lived a purpose-driven life.
         God has a very clear purpose for every man and woman in life.  God has a very clear purpose for your life.  True fulfillment starts when an individual discovers the purpose of God for his or her life and makes a quality commitment to pursue that purpose with singular focus.  May the Holy Spirit give you a clear understanding of the plan and purpose of God for your life.
          How do you discover the purpose of God for your life?
        First, you must understand that God has a clear agenda for your life, and you must be committed to carrying it out.
       Secondly, you need to spend quality time with God, to fellowship with Him, to pray and ask Him questions about His plan and purpose for your life.  If you seek Him sincerely, He will speak to you clearly.
       Thirdly, you should find out what you are naturally good at doing, what you enjoy doing that gives you fulfillment.  You should discover your natural gifts and talents, and the things you do that give you good returns.  Then you should dedicate your entire life to God, asking Him to equip you with grace, anointing and power to carry out the plan and the purpose He has for you in life.
        Finally, make a quality decision to commit yourself fully, without any reservation to doing what you know to be the will of God for your life.  Go right ahead and plunge yourself into the doing of it with singular focus, without looking back.  At the end of your life you will be able to say like Jesus said:
“I have glorified thee on the earth: I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do” John 17:4    

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