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Our God-Given Purpose

by J. M. Farro on April 24th, 2013

“The Lord will fulfill His purpose for me.”  Psalm 138:8 NIV

I like to declare this Bible verse every day.  Because I’ve committed my life to God, this Scripture reassures me that His purpose for my life will prevail.  Many people spend years setting goals and making plans, only to discover that what they thought they wanted wasn’t what they wanted at all.  Nowadays, a lot of people think that getting more and more education is the answer to their  search for fulfillment.  Often they realize too late that all the education in the world can’t guarantee they’ll be truly satisfied in the end.  It never occurred to them to ask God what HIS plans for them were.  They weren’t aware of the fact that He created them with a specific purpose in mind, and that if they aligned their plans with His, they would experience a peace and contentment that can be attained no other way.

If you will wholeheartedly commit your life to the Lord and cooperate with His plans for you, He will move mountains to ensure that His purpose for your life is fulfilled.  You may be an artist, and people have told you there is already too much competition in the art world.  The odds are stacked against you, so don’t waste your time, they may say.  Perhaps you’re a musician, and everyone says you’d better pick another profession because there are already too many people in the music business.  Maybe God has given you a vision to go into some form of ministry, but you’re being told that you’ll starve.  Or you’re feeling overwhelmed because it seems that God is leading you into the medical profession, but all you can think about are the many years and costs of education ahead of you.  Listen carefully.  If it’s your sincere desire to fulfill your God-given purpose in life, and you believe that God is calling you into the ministry, the music business or anywhere else–rest assured that He will make a way where there seems to be none.  You will find satisfaction and joy in your labor.  And no power on earth or in hell itself will be able to keep God’s blessings from you!

Lord, I offer you all that I am and all that I have, and I ask that You fulfill Your purpose for me.  Show me what my God-given gifts are, and help me to use them for Your glory.  Bless all the work of my hands, and give me favor in the sight of God and man.  Give me a right heart so that my motives will always be pleasing to You.  Thank You for Your promise which says that I will eat the fruit of my labor, and blessings and prosperity will be mine!  (Psalm 128:2 NIV)


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