A purpose means an intention or a function or a use. You were born with a purpose,
God had an intention when he created you. You need to discover that purpose and be
determined to fulfill it. Your earthly job or personal ambition is different from this
heavenly or God-given purpose. This God-given purpose is your function as part of the
body of Christ and you are expected to fulfil it.
Your purpose defines you
John knew his purpose and lived for it. He came to show others the WAY and he did. He never performed any miracle or raised the dead like Elijah and Elisha, yet Jesus said that among all the prophets he was the greatest. That means his purpose defined his greatness. His purpose was greater than that of the other prophets. The purpose of pointing people to Jesus was greater than giving them food miraculously, raising their dead children to life or commanding rain!
Your purpose would also define you. You may not have as much money or education or position as some other people but may have a greater purpose. This means that in the spiritual realm you are recognized as greater, therefore don’t belittle yourself or your purpose, pursue it.
Jesus Christ said that a little child who is born again today is greater than John the Baptist. This should ring a bell. If John existed for a purpose and he was greater than Jeremiah whom God said he had known from the womb and ordained as a prophet to the nations from the womb, then you who is greater than both of them must have a purpose. You cannot just exist for fun! Believe me, since Jesus said you are greater than John, your purpose is even greater than that of John the Baptist; therefore, it cannot be something that ends in this world. Your purpose must point people to Jesus, bring them to him or assist them to remain in him and make heaven. Your purpose must bring fruits to God’s kingdom.
Your purpose will be revealed by the Holy Spirit.
John said “Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world! This is He of whom I said, ‘After me comes a Man who is preferred before me, for He was before me. I did not know Him; but that He should be revealed to Israel, therefore I came baptizing with water. And John bore witness, saying, “I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and He remained upon Him. I did not know Him, but He who sent me to baptize with water said to me, ‘Upon whom you see the Spirit descending, and remaining on Him, this is He who baptizes with the Holy Spirit.’ And I have seen and testified that this is the Son of God. Again, the next day, John stood with two of his disciples. And looking at Jesus as He walked, he said, “Behold the Lamb of God.
John did not know Jesus just because he was his second generation cousin; that would have been physically. It was the Holy Spirit who revealed Jesus to him. He knew his purpose was to announce Jesus and God had told him the sign he would see to confirm who Jesus was. His purpose was revealed to Him by the Holy Spirit and the person of that purpose was also revealed by the Holy Spirit. Your purpose will also be revealed to you by the Holy Spirit as you seek God and wait on him with all your heart.
Stop waiting for a conducive moment to start, obey promptly.
If you are convinced that it is time to start that assignment, just start; even if you can’t understand all the details and it seems there are many obstacles, and little resources. Remember there’s time for every purpose on earth (Eccles 3:1). If it’s time to start and you don’t key into the grace of the moment, you may never start.
Pursue your purpose with tenacity
Whatever you believe God wants you to accomplish in life should be pursued with tenacity and faith. Don’t give up because you feel you don’t have enough resources or ability to fulfill the purpose. What you need is your will and faith. If you set your heart on it and believe it, God will garner all the resources in heaven and on earth towards you and make it a reality. When you refuse to embrace your purpose, the devil will work on the unbelief to scatter it but when you embrace your purpose, God will help you to accomplish it. Always remember Colossians 3:23-24. ‘‘And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance; for you serve the Lord Christ.’
Have faith in God to help you fulfill your purpose
Caleb was forty years old when he said: “we are well able to take the land.…” At eighty-five he was unchanged; he had similar strength though all his colleagues had died.
“As yet I am as strong this day as I was on the day that Moses sent me”(Joshua 14:11a). “…as my strength was then, even so is my strength now, for war, both to go out, and to come in” (Joshua 14:11b).
When you embrace your destiny by faith, you will accomplish things as the Lord had said not as the enemy says.”…I shall be able to drive them out, as the Lord said.” The threat of the enemy concerning your life is not important, what matters is God ‘s words concerning you. Believe that despite the challenges you are facing, you will accomplish what the Lord wants you to do.
You must press into God’s purpose and plan for your life. You must step up to the field of destiny and play. It doesn’t come to anyone easily, you need to press into it by faith.
Don’t be in the critics group
Many people including Christians are in the critics group, and don’t stay there. Anybody can criticize but few people play in life. If you want fulfillment and rewards, then you must step into your own field and play. The reward does not belong to the critic but the player. When people watch a football match in a stadium or a field where there are spectators, the ‘best footballers’ are the ones in the spectators stand. They know how the men should or shouldn’t play but they can’t kick a ball. Don’t spend your time criticizing anyone, those who act on their purpose despite their mistakes are better than those who don’t.
Your purpose is the most important thing that can give you fulfillment in life. Wait on God to discover it. Thereafter, I am determined to pursue and fulfill it.