One of the most discussed subjects in the world is “What is my purpose?” As a believer you will learn that is entirely the wrong question. That question causes us to focus on us. We were not created to fulfill our purpose but to fulfill God’s purpose. So it’s not; “What is my purpose,” but; “What purpose have you designed me for Lord?” “And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. ” (Romans 8:28 NKJ)
Too many times I see a person come to Bethel and get their life right with God but still fret. Or, an even bigger concern; not care about what they are supposed to do in life. What they are in some way understanding is that God has a moral will for their life( …exercise yourself toward godliness (1 Tim 4:7 NKJ) and they have not been living according to that will. So they surrender to Him and follow His moral will and begin to reap that blessing of obedience. “For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life.” (Gal 6:8 NKJ)
What one soon will figure out is that this is not the whole revelation, to sit on a pew and be a good boy. God has a moral will for your life but He also has a ministry will for your life: “And say to Archippus, ‘Take heed to the ministry which you have received in the Lord, that you may fulfill it.’”. (Col. 4:17; NKJ). If you have been called by God to salvation, you have also been sent by God into service.
This is part of the struggle since the beginning – to be independent. Gal. 5:1 says; “Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage.” Christ set us free from sin; but not from Him. We are to be dependant on God. This is the age old question; “Who is going to be Lord of my life?” Not just my job or my Sunday or my behavior, but; my life. Will I make Him Lord or co-pilot? Not only is this partial revelation but it is also partial obedience. In my book, that is merely convenience.
The call on the people of God is to go and make disciples (Matt.28:19). I don’t know what or where you are called to serve, but I do know that you are. You may be asking the question; “How can I find out?” I would suggest the following steps:
1)Get in God’s word. “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.” Matt. 7:7&8 (NKJ).
2)Start using your gifts and talents for Him in any way that gives Him glory. Learn to stop looking at your abilities and start seeing that all things are possible with God. (Mark 10:27).
3)Be faithful in the small things. “His lord said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant; you were faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.” Matt. 25:21 (NKJ)
4)Always give Him praise in what He is doing through you.
5)Step out in faith and do not look back. 1 Thes. 5:24, says; “He who calls you is faithful, who also will do it.” (NKJ)
Before you can follow through these steps you have got to stop seeing what you want to do and start asking what He wants you to do. 2 Tim. 4:5 says; “But you be watchful in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.” (NKJ)