27. Your Purpose (3)

The Lord is faithful and wants the best for us. He walks ahead and He provides the light to help us see where we need to go. All we need to do is to focus on that light and walk on the path He provided for us. He will take any hindrances out of the way and walk where we don't need to. We simply need to follow. It is actually quite simple when you get to that point. But to get there is the difficult part. How do I know for sure that it is the Lord speaking? How do I know that I am not following my own desires?

We will get to the answers to those questions a bit later on, but for know I would like to quote a few verses emphasizing the fact that each of us do have a purpose. There are several examples in the Bible, and I have touched on a number of them in the previous devotions, but here are a couple of text verses that will emphasize and hopefully motivate you to find yours. (I underlined some of the words in the text in order to emphasize the point.)

2 Corinthians 10:13 - "Our goal is to stay within the boundaries of God's plan for us."

Galatians 1:15 - "For it pleased God in His kindness to choose me and call me, even before I was born!"

Ephesians 2:10 - "He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so that we can do the good things He planned for us long ago."

Ephesians 3:8,9 - "I was chosen for this special joy of telling the Gentiles about the endless treasures available to them in Christ. I was chosen to explain to everyone this plan."

Ephesians 4:1 - "Therefore I, a prisoner for serving the Lord, beg you to lead a life worthy of your calling, for you have been called by God."

Philippians 1:6 - "And I am sure that God, who began the good work in you, will continue His Work until it is finally finished."

I can probably go on and on with verses, but I think I have made my point. The Lord has a specific plan for you and that is very exciting. He has considered you worthy to be part of His plan for His Creation and we need to step up to the challenge and accept the job He has given us. And I can promise you that you will feel fulfilled and happy. As I mentioned before, your purpose will not necessarily guarantee you riches, fame and an easy life. No, but it will give you fulfillment, that I can promise you. It will be a fulfillment that will fill that void in your life and help to cease the aching of your heart. You can talk to anyone that has followed their God given purpose and they will all tell you the same thing. It has not been easy, in fact sometimes it was very hard, but it has been worth it, every step of the way. They have never felt so satisfied in their entire life and they wouldn't trade it for anything in the world.

The Lord is calling and you need to listen. Not only will you benefit from it, but the whole world will be promoted because of it. Your specific place can make a world of difference.

Lord Jesus, please help us to quiet down and listen to Your gentle Voice calling. Help us to know what You want us to do. We want to follow in Your footsteps as You know what is best for us. Thank you Lord for considering us worthy of the Call. Amen

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