November 7: A Life of Purpose

Ephesians 1:11

In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will:

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To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven

Today’s opening Scripture shows us that God is a God of purpose; He works all things after the counsel of His own will. This means that everything God does is with a purpose in mind, and must have a place in His plan. God is very scientific and orderly in all His ways. At creation, His ingenuity and order are seen in the way and manner in which the universe is set and arranged. All God’s works were premeditated and finished before the foundation of the world. Acts 15:18 tells us that all His works were known (intimately) by Him before the world began. In fact, the reason why the universe and nature can be studied is that God is a God of purpose, decency and order. The laws
and principles that govern matter and nature are a reflection of God’s purpose and order. The works of God can be studied because they are set by God to be and exist by certain principles consistent with His purpose, order and faithfulness.

God made us with a definite purpose in mind, and we all have the responsibility to find out that purpose and align ourselves with it. In Jeremiah 29:11 the Word of the Lord declares, “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.” The Word shows us that God has good and pleasant thoughts concerning us to give us a hope and future; an expected end. So, there is an expected end in view. Hallelujah! God designed a glorious life for you. Your destiny is a good one, nothing short of excellent. Do you believe it? Therefore, you must discover the reason God created and sent you to this world, and when you discover it and begin to live it out, you are living a purpose-driven life. You have arrived. That’s what it means to have arrived. When Jesus stood before Pilate, the Bible tells us that He made a good confession. John 18:37 shows us that He acknowledged what the Father had sent
Him to do, the reason why He was born. He said “To this end was I born…” He knew why he was born and acknowledged it boldly. Do you know to what end you’ve been born? Do you know the reason you came into the world? It is something that you must seek God to discover if you haven’t. You cannot determine your own purpose for living; you can only get it from God the creator and source of all beings and all things. He is Alpha and Omega. He is the God that reveals purpose. Like He revealed His purpose for creating Jeremiah to him in Jeremiah 1:4-7, He will reveal your purpose to you too, if only you will ask Him in prayer.

My Solid Front (Confession): 

Heavenly Father, in the Name of Jesus I open my heart to know the reason why You made me and the purpose for which I must live to be successful and fulfilled in life. Thank You Father for showing it to me by Your Spirit in Jesus’ Name. Amen

Further Meditation:

Acts 26:14-19; Galatians 1:15-16