Updated: May 20, 2019
Identifying your Purpose - Part 1
Do you know your Purpose?
Do you know why God created you, and what He requires of your life? He has a major calling on your life, and that calling is rooted in your purpose. You were created with purpose to proclaim Christ and His Kingdom in the world.
This series will reflect on the life of Joseph, his dream leading to his destiny. This series will also concentrate on how you can discover your dream, develop your dream, and dominate your destiny. We will use the biblical story of Joseph and his calling to correlate your purpose to biblical times. We will show how his purpose was discovered, cultivated, and matriculated into his divine destiny. Your dream in this series will be synonymous or interchangeable to your purpose.
This series is so important because so many Christians don't know their gifts, calling, and purpose. This is not God's will for your life. In order to possess the land you need to know what land, where he wants you to go, and what he wants you to do when you get there.
How can you discover your Purpose?
Discovery #1: Search for your Spiritual Gifts.
Seek Good for your gifts.
Pray and ask him to reveal your gifts to you. Ask for spiritual guidance from your local church or those who are mature. It's through a discipleship relationship that will guide you in determining your gifts as it relates to your purpose.
Take a spiritual gift assessment to expose your gifts. You can go online and take a short survey which will allow you to narrow down your gifts that will lead you to your purpose.
Discovery #2: Seek God for your Spiritual Purpose.
You must consecrate yourself with prayer and fasting as you push your plate back and earnestly pursue God.
It's in His presence He will disclose your purpose.
"So God has given both his promise and his oath. These two things are unchangeable because it is impossible for God to lie" (Hebrew 6:18). The writer concludes that by two unchangeable things (God's promise and oath) it's impossible for God to lie. If he changes his mind it's a lie! If it doesn't come to past, it’s a lie! "God is not a man that he should lie; neither the son of man that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?" (Numbers 23:19).
In theological terms, it's the Immutability of God! It's God's unchanging attribute of His character. If God created you, called you, He will continue to perfect (mature or develop) you, until you are walking out your purpose (Phil 1:6). God is faithful and now it's time for you to be obedient to the purpose God has for your life.
If you spend your life searching for purpose in people, places, property,
possession, and prosperity it's fleeting and will pass quickly. This series is so important! Why? He's called you to advance His kingdom for His glory. You are a piece of a puzzle. The body of Christ is the puzzle. There are many pieces not fitting in the puzzle, and there are too many missing pieces. Are you the missing piece of the puzzle? The body of Christ must have your piece in order for it to function properly. "He makes the whole body fit together perfectly. As each part does its own special work, it helps the other parts grow, so that the whole body is healthy and growing and full of love" (Ephesians 4:16 NLT).
As you prepare for this series there is an important question you should ponder daily. The
question is do I know the purpose God has for my life? You can live your life meaningless by
pursuing your own goals while believing you are fulfilling God's purpose for your life, or you
can live life with passion and purpose for Christ and His Kingdom. God uniquely created and
crafted you in your mother's womb (Jeremiah 1:5). His word declares that he gifted you
specifically for your calling. "For God’s gifts and his call can never be withdrawn; he will never go back on his promises" (Romans 11:29 LB). Get prepared to know your purpose!
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