Finding purpose in God, what does it mean? How do I go about it?
A lot of people out there have given definitions to their lives based on their academic, financial, and career success.
you see a lot of people with different kind of definitions as to what purpose is and what it is not.
We mistake finding purpose in God for success in ministry, talents, giftings, and a lot more, but there is more to that.
What defines you? Who are you? Why are you on the earth? This are the questions that constantly pops our heart and sometimes because we are naive, we just give definitions that do not originates from God to these things.
What then is Purpose? How do I find my purpose in God?
I have got you covered, because in this article, we will taking a keen look at what purpose is, and how to find purpose in God.
Let’s get started.
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What is purpose?
Every manufacturer/producer do not produce a thing without a reason. Purpose is given to everything that is being produced/manufactured.
Why do we eat food? For nourishment and survival.
The earth has its own purpose, it was created so that man can exercise dominion as God.
But unfortunately, the fall averted this. Thanks to Christ who restored our dominion back to its original state.
Purpose basically means the reason for your existence, your reasons for being here. Christ had a purpose for coming, it was to redeem this corruptible world from Sin thus birthing God’s agenda before the foundation of the earth.
Finding purpose in God gives life meaning. The feeling you have knowing that lives are being transformed and impacted is out of this world.
Purpose can also be termed as fulfilling your part as a body of Christ. Every Son of God has a role to play as a body and this is what defines purpose
Purpose is never for self gratification, it is for enlightening the body of Christ, and also to restore lost souls to God. Men will always be blessed by your God’s given purpose.
Having said all that, let’s check out some bible passages on discovering purpose in God.
Finding purpose in God scriptures
Below are scriptures that talks about discovering your purpose in God
For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him.
Colossians 1:16 NKJV
But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light;
I Peter 2:9 NKJV
For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.
Ephesians 2:10 NKJV
who has saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace which was given to us in Christ Jesus before time began,
II Timothy 1:9 NKJV
How do I discover purpose in God?
How do I know unravel my reasons for being here? Personally, I will love to establish the fact that your purpose in God is not static, it is progressive.
There are instructions you receive per season.
As you journey in God, a lot about your purpose will open up.
I have put up some tips to help guide you on this journey.
1. Be saved
The first and most crucial step to discovering yourself in God is that you are saved.
To be saved means you have accepted the God life, It means your life is governed and ruled by God.
Without this criteria, the whole journey of finding purpose in God is pointless.
God created you, he chased and is still chasing after you. He wants you to see the beautiful things you can enjoy in him.
If you know him, I say a hearty congratulations to you, but if you don’t, kindly say this short prayers with me.
Dear father, I come today confessing my sins, past life, and mistakes. I have come to give you the total control of my life. Lord Jesus, come to stay. Take pre eminence over my life from this day forward. I cease from my works and enter into your rest. In Jesus name I have prayed. Amen
Peace is what you will experience after saying this prayers.
2. Develop a prayer habit
Prayer is not a one sided thing. It is not something we do when we need something from God. Prayer is communion, it is fellowship, it Is an act of communicating with God as friend with friend, as father to Son, and as mother to son, with feedbacks.
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One way to discover why you are here is to build intimacy with God because intimacy brings understanding, revelation, and enlightenment.
3. Study and meditate on the word of God
Meditating and studying God’s word allows us pray with precision.
Reflecting on God’s word particularly on scriptures that talks on the above subject matter is another way to be enlightened.
Highlight these scriptures, meditate on them, and pray them out.
4. Know that you are never a mistake.
Some people go about with long faces claiming it was by mistake their mom birthed them.
Maybe your mamma and papa never planned to have you, but God did. He foreknew you.
For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren.
Romans 8:29 NKJV
It doesn’t matter how you came, where you were born, the situation where you find yourself. The most beautiful thing is that God was intentional about your coming, and he imputed in you ‘ purpose ‘. You are God’s intentional will. He knew you before you were born, patiently waited for you to come into fellowship with him.
Remove that ‘ I am a mistake ” thing from your mindset and move on to fulfilling your God’s given purpose.
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5. Rest on God
Rest is the inheritance a man receives when he encounters the God life
For he who has entered His rest has himself also ceased from his works as God did from His.
Hebrews 4:10 NKJV
One thing we try to do is to assume purpose which is a very dangerous thing to do.
Purpose can never be assumed. It should be precise, and accurate. It is always focused on impacting lives.
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Rely solely on God for the unveiling of your purpose in him.
6. Obey instructions to the latter
On finding purpose in God, instruction is paramount.
As long as you are in intimacy with God, instructions will come.
The instruction might be to go under the tutelage of someone for a long/ short period of time.
It might be to study a book of the bible or a topic. It can be to pray for your country, people, etc.
Just be sure to follow instructions any time they come, because every great man must be tested.
7. Ask God to reveal your purpose to you
This is one of the effective ways of finding your purpose in God
Good created you, and he definitely knows why he put you here at such a time like these.
Your duty as a believer in Christ is to unravel what is purpose for you is Now.
Be persistent with his till you get a feedback.
8. You will need strategies
Strategies is what you will need to enhance the birthing of the purpose God has given you.
Often times, the unveiling of our purpose leaves us with questions like ‘how can this be possible? I am small? I can’t do this.
Yes you can, he gave you the purpose and the strength and ability to birth it as well.
Sometimes we even look the exact opposite of what our purpose is but
Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling, And to present you faultless Before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy,
Jude 1:24 NKJV
God is ever faithful, ask him for the strategies you need to put in place for the birthing of your purpose.
I hope this post has helped you greatly in finding purpose In God? Your purpose in God is not static, it is progressive, as you journey in God, the unveiling and performance of your purpose manifests.
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