Part 1 of this blog post spoke about time and season , this post is going to focus on purpose. Purpose is very complex subject to discuss because people have different ideas and theologies on what purpose is. I do believe that God will conceal a purpose of a thing until He fills fit to reveal it. You may be thinking reveal? Yes, reveal! Because purpose is not something you go looking for, it’s something that God reveals to you at a certain point of your life. We here a lot of “you must find your purpose” but the truth of the matter is that purpose is revealed and not found, it is up to you weather you want to walk in it or not.
The oxford dictionary describes revealed as – to make something know that was previously unknown or To cause or allow something to be seen.
“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; Before you were born I sanctified you; I ordained you a prophet to the nations.””
In This Bible verse is God speaking to Jeremiah and is revealing to him his purpose. I believe no man can tell you what you have been called in the earth to do only God can. Also, This bible verse Is very profound because God is saying that before you was formed I made you fit for purpose , when you look at the amplified version it uses the word ‘approved’. A lot of people have gotten themselves into a mess in the name of looking for purpose. Looking for purpose has caused this generation to be stagnant.
Purpose was something God created so He can expand his kingdom on earth but now Satan has used this very same thing that we call purpose and contaminated the minds of people to fulfil his purpose(2 Corinthians 4:4). What tends to happen today is that we far to often run to things in order to find purpose but the truth of the matter is we need to run to God, because only the creator and reveal the purpose of the creation.
A man’s heart plans his way, But the LORD directs his steps.”
Proverbs 16:9 NKJV
This verse really shows that we can plan out or life and we may have ways that we want to go but God will actually order our steps. You maybe thinking but “I’ve had a bad start to life” ,” I don’t come from a good family” or you even may say “my life looks like is falling apart” ….inspite of all the obstacles God is ordering your steps. You may feel like the black sheep of the family, you may feel like you are overlooked but I am telling you that God is ordering your steps .
When you look at David he was someone that God knew before he was formed in his mothers womb, someonw whm God already qualified. He is a person that we could say was the black sheep of the family , someone that didn’t look qualified. David was someone who was overlooked by humans even by his own family members. It looks like maybe God’s purpose found everyone of his siblings but him.Even when God gave Samuel the instruction to anoint a new King , in his eyes for God to qualify you for a certain position you must look a certain way or you must hold a certain occupation. Samuel missed it because God was trying to teach Samuel that Purpose is a heart matter, it’s something that’s internal that gets revealed externally.
“But the LORD said to Samuel, “Do not look at his appearance or at his physical stature, because I have refused him. For the LORD does not see as man sees; for man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.””
I Samuel 16:7 NKJV
This verse reveals that Purpose is a heart thing , God will not reveal his purpose to you until he sees the purity of your heart.
“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.”
Matthew 5:8 NIV
Myles munore said something about this verse that really challenged my perspective he said “the truth of the matter is when we look at this verse and we think that he’s talking about judgement day but in reality he’s actually speaking about seeing that Lord daily”.
A lot of us are waiting for God to show up in different areas of our lives but we don’t have a pure heart. Saul got removed because he lost heart and David got approved because he had heart . God will not place you where your heart won’t go. Many of us want to occupy in positions we do not have the heart for.
Many peoples purpose have not been revealed to them because God is still dealing with the heart . Once your heart stops your purpose stops. God was constantly speaking on the state of Davids heart because it’s what is needed to carry purpose. The heart carries your purpose. That’s why God will say “guard your heart because out of it flows the issues of life”. – proverbs 4 :23
In other words God is saying Gaurd your purpose because your heart carries purpose and a lot of people have aborted their purpose because they have not guarded their heart. Satan knows if he can get to your heart he can get to your purpose.
If you feel like your heart is pure and you’ve guarded your heart but you still feel lost and you still feel like you don’t know your purpose. What I also believe that purpose is revealed is your service. So ask yourself what are you currently doing ? Sometimes we want God to give us the bigger picture but God is saying if you want me to reveal things within you , serve . One thing about David is that he knew how to serve . Even when he Got anointed he still served at the kings house. 1 Samuel 16:14-23
We are living in a time where a lot of people feel like they are too gifted or too anointed to serve. Serve and God will do the rest .
There’s a purpose for every season so serve the season and God will show you the purpose.
As long as you live your going to be discovering what God wants to do through you but it’s just for you to be obedient! I pray that this post has given you some food for thought. I pray that you don’t give up in perusing God just because you may not know what’s next !
If your going to fulfil your purpose, you must first be determined to be a fighter and realise quitting isn’t an option.Rick Joyner
God bless you all