What Is God’s Purpose For Your Life?
By Angie Lewis
do you think God’s purpose is for your life? Have you ever
wondered if you are living out the plan that God has marked out
for you? Many believers are often perplexed at what God wants
them to do. They repent, are saved, and then want to know what
else is there? There is a lot more, believe me. All Christians
that claim to be a part of God’s family are Christ’s disciples.
Jesus explains to us what believers are to do – we must believe that God sent Jesus Christ for our salvation. That means our purpose has something to do with our salvation. If that’s the case then we must somehow apply our salvation into our stewardship service for God. But we also must understand that satisfying God does not always come from the work we do for Him, but by what we believe and how we live our life! So then what is God’s perfect will for our lives?
For my Father’s will is that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in him
shall have eternal life, and I will raise him up in the last days.
The words in that scripture “believes in him”, signifies to do something with our belief in Him – it means action! It means to have faith in the Son. Well, we certainly can’t have faith unless we work it, right? We have to show faith because faith is a verb, just like love is a verb. People like to confuse faith and love to be just “feelings” but they are far more than just feelings. Both, faith and love, take action to complete their purpose.
Our created purpose is to let Christ’s light shine through our being and creatively express his loving ways to others. In other words, we are to use our gifts to advance the Kingdom of God. We do that by applying our faith-like-walk with whatever our gift(s) is. We have all been blessed with gifts because God wants us to use them for His purpose.
Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms.
1 Peter 4:10
God has enriched His children abundantly because He wants us to use our blessings to fulfill His will and to advance His earthly kingdom, the kingdom of God. I can name several people as of this writing who have been blessed with great talent, and yet, use that talent to only advance self with. Instead of praising God for their accomplishments they are praising themselves. They are living their life under the understanding of self and using the talents God has blessed them with to feed their ego.
Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like the shifting shadows.
Many of these talent-filled people do not seem to be fulfilled spiritually even though they profess to be Christians. They have missed the mark. They have repented, and for the most part, have even turned their life around, but they are still living out their life wrapped up within themselves and that is a sad way to live. Let me tell you, there is so much more!
God wants to give you everything your heart desires but first you must actually give up the selfish aspect within your being and start acknowledging Him and His glorious ways of the kingdom of God. God wants us to be all that we can be through Him. He wants us to live according to the standards that He regards as acceptable and appropriate for His children to live by. God’s purpose for us is to do His will.
For in Christ you have been enriched in every way – in all your speaking and in all your knowledge.
1 Corinthians 1:5
We can continue to use our gifts to live out our own purpose in life but that only inflates our pride. What we can do is ask Christ to give us the proper words and Christian attitude to help us to gather more listeners into the kingdom of God. We can be encouragers and truth-bearers. Christians are the light of truth. We should use our gift(s) wisely to bring understanding and truth to those who have no hope in this present day. That is our mission as a disciple of Christ, and it is our responsibility to put our faith to work! This is what God’s purpose is for your life.
Let him who boasts boast in the Lord. For it is not the one who commends himself who is approved, but the one who the Lord commends.
2 Corinthians 10:17-18