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CREATED ON PURPOSE FOR PURPOSE

  • Written by  Lisa Singh
CREATED ON PURPOSE FOR PURPOSE

You were created for Purpose; God’s Purpose! Uniquely gifted and designed to fulfill his purposes in your life. Everyone has a sense that they were born for a purpose, but there is something more than just a purpose. The God purpose was specifically designed for you. And it is your responsibility to live out God’s plan for you, becoming his masterpiece.

 

DAY 1

God Does Not Create Anything Insignificant, Inferior, Or Without A Purpose

In the Christian circle, purpose is a word that is frequently used, yet to me, it was just a word. However, if we are to get where we are going in this life, purpose is the defining factor in the end result. On my new venture with my heavenly father, I began to get the clarity necessary for a successful journey and slowly realized the whole point of getting saved was not just to secure a spot in heaven when the Lord returns, but more so that I would be a living testimony for Jesus Christ.

Life is more than just passing through to get to a better place; even though that will be the end result, we have to believe that life is much more and that the reason we were put on the earth is not to do time or to buy time but accomplish something with the time we have been given. We have to arrive at a place in our lives where we are convinced beyond the shadow of a doubt that we have been created on purpose for purpose!

“On purpose” means intentional or deliberate. God’s plan for creating us was intentional and deliberate, and there had to be a process of planning which would have crystallized the details for the finished product. My friends, I want to make this statement a personal one as you say it out loud so you can hear yourself, “I am created on purpose for purpose!”

Power Thought: I don ‘t just have a purpose, but I have a God-purpose.

DAILY SCRIPTURES FOR MEDITATION

God said, Let Us [Father, Son, and Holy Spirit] make mankind in Our image, after Our likeness, and let them have complete authority over the fish of the sea, the birds of the air, the [tame] beasts, and over all of the earth, and over everything that creeps upon the earth. So God created man in His own image, the image and likeness of God He created him; male and female He created them. And God blessed them and said to them, be fruitful, multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it [using all its vast resources in the service of God and man]; and have dominion over the fish of the sea, the birds of the air, and over every living creature that moves upon the earth. - Genesis 1:26- 28 (AMP)

 

DAY 2

What Is Our God Purpose?

We have all been equipped with certain gifts and talents by God to accomplish our purpose, and it all leads to one specific end, and that is to be a witness for him. Every one of us was created to be a witness for Jesus.

It does not mean that once we become a Christian that we have to leave our jobs and families and go off on some mission to a country to help the poor. While helping poor people should be our concern and considering the experience of a mission trip in the future could prove beneficial to our worldview of poverty. God does not expect  us to leave life as we know it unless there is a specific call on our lives for missions. But his purpose is for us to use the platform we have been given through our talents and gifting to be a witness right where we are. So it doesn’t matter what field we may be in, the fact is, this specific field now transforms into a witnessing field.

The idea is that while we are operating in our purpose in life, we are fulfilling the God purpose by using our natural talents, such as leadership skills, artistic skills, compassion, kindness, and even encouragement to glorify God and lead others to him.

As believers, we need to have a revelation that this time on earth is only as it suggests- for a time, and then there is life after, but while here, God wants us to be good stewards of time!

Power Thought: My ultimate God-purpose is to be a witness for God.

DAILY SCRIPTURES FOR MEDITATION

“But you shall receive power (ability, efficiency, and might) when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you shall be My witnesses in Jerusalem and all Judea and Samaria and to the ends (the very bounds) of the earth.” - Acts 1:8 (AMPC)

 

DAY 3

Reconstruction Is A Very Necessary Part of Fulfilling the God Purpose in Our Lives.

At the point of getting saved or being born again, Jesus comes into our lives and takes up residence with our spirit man. The old order and way of thinking must change. When we think about reconstructing something, we get the picture of an already present structure- let’s take for example a house that has been abandoned. It may look like a house, but because of neglect or lack of permanent occupants, there may be cracks and holes that developed, there may be rodents and water leaks that leave stains on the floor and walls.

The good news is that someone came along, saw the house, thought to themselves that there is potential for this house and it can become livable again. That person did not see the present state but chose to look at what could be.

My friends our bodies are the house; our soul is the inside of the house, and our spirit is where the Holy Spirit takes up residence. Jesus came along and saw what we could be like if he were to move into our lives. He saw the potential of us becoming clean and healthy once he moved into our spirits and he also brought with him every single tool and resource necessary for us to clean up the rest of our house (soul).

In reality, the true source of many of our problems as believers is the fact that we are putting on pretty coats of paint on the outside trying to convince everyone else that we have it all together. Our thoughts life is so powerful that it could decide our present disposition in life and also determine the direction of our future. Pondering the power of our thought life should cause us to want to reconstruct our souls. We all have a soul, but it is not enough to have a soul; as believers, we should desire a prosperous soul after all the Bible tells us that we are what we think upon, “ For as he thinks in his heart, so is he.” (Proverbs 23:7 NKJV) and There is only one thing that can truly reconstruct the thought life, and that is the word of God!

Power Thought: l am made in the image of God, and I consist of spirit, soul, and body.

DAILY SCRIPTURES FOR MEDITATION

“Beloved I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.” - 3Johnl:2 (NIV)

But God’s free gift is not at all to be compared to the trespass [His grace is out of all proportion to the fall of man]. For if many died through one man’s falling away (his lapse, his offense), much more profusely did God’s grace and the free gift [that comes] through the undeserved favor of the one Man Jesus Christ abound and overflow to and for [the benefit of] many. - Romans 5:15 (AMPC)

 

DAY 4

How Do We Change Our Thought Patterns?

When we speak about changing our minds, it carries with it the connotation of something existing permanently, but the content changes. For example, your skull contains your brain, and your brain contains your thoughts. You cannot go to the store and buy a new skull with a new brain; you take the permanent skull and brain, and you change the thought patterns that are there. This term is  also called repentance.

Repent means to perceive afterward; hence, it signifies to change one’s mind or purpose, and it always involves a change for the better. From the definition of repentance, we can now fully understand Rom 12:2 - renewing the mind for the better life God originally had for us. Many times, believers walk away disappointed and frustrated because they want things done instantly. It is almost as if we live in the microwave age, and everything must happen quickly and instantly, or else it is not God. On the contrary, God is here to stay in our lives, and renewing our minds involves building, setting foundation, and then building layer upon layer that causes what we build to remain.

Key: You will have to disconnect from doing things the old way - according to the world system

If we are going to have a prosperous mind, we have to change our habits. Making a few adjustments would only benefit us in the long run. It is the bigger picture that enables us to embrace the changes that need to be implemented because we are now working toward fulfilling the God-purpose for our lives. It is the bigger picture that enables us to embrace the changes that need to be implemented because we are now working toward fulfilling the God-purpose for our lives

Power Thought: Today I will repent - l will change my mind for the better.

DAILY SCRIPTURES FOR MEDITATION

Do not be conformed to this world (this age), [fashioned after and adapted to its external, superficial customs], but be transformed (changed) by the [entire] renewal of your mind [by its new ideals and its new attitude], so that you may prove [for yourselves] what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God, even the thing which is good and acceptable and perfect [in His sight for you]. - Romans 12:2 (AMPC)

 

DAY 5

Establishing A Sound Mind

Meditation on God’s Word is the foundation to a successful life. Our main focus and pursuit must be the Word of God. The main reason our lives should revolve around the Word of God is that the Word is actually our life source that feeds us, nourishes us, and causes us to be healthy in our soul.

There should be no doubts in our minds that the Word of God is Jesus Christ, and that is why our focus is on the Word. When we read the Word of God, we see Jesus in it, and when we see him we are able to see the pattern for our lives. In order for our God-purpose to come to fruition, we must be able to maintain the mind of Christ, and as his mind is formed in us we would then be fully able to manifest his presence to the world.

A constant input of the Word himself - a constant looking to Jesus and his kindness, goodness, love, and mercy toward us - will keep us in a balanced and humble place, and this place is actually where we will be able to release the life-giving Word to others that will affect change.

My friends, there is no other way to be reconstructed, renewed, or transformed but by and through the Word of God.

The Word of God gives life. According to John 10:10 (NIV); Our Savior is life-giving, and once we are connected to him, that very same life should be flowing to us and through us to others.

I love the fact that Jesus did not come just to give life for existence sake, but he describes it as abundant life, an overflowing life, a more than enough life, and this kind of life shows and speaks volumes to the world that he is alive and well.

Power Thought: Jesus is the Word of God, and I look to him to be transformed.

DAILY SCRIPTURES FOR MEDITATION

In the beginning [before all time] was the Word (Christ), and the Word was with God, and the Word was God [b]Himself. - John 1:1 (AMPC)

Excerpt from Issues of the Heart devotional (Lisa Singh). Reprinted by permission.

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