(Jeremiah 29:11) I know the thought that I have towards you. Thought of good and not of evil, to give you an expected end.
Purpose is the exact reason for which anything was made. Purpose is the reason for existence. Purpose is God’s intent for your life. It is to live in accordance with the mind of God towards you. You cannot effectively release your potential, if you do not discover God’s purpose for your life. The greatest tragedy in life is to live without purpose. To be without purpose is to live aimlessly. Your potential and your purpose are perfectly related because God never requires you to do or be something that is not part of His purpose.
No human being in this world was born purposeless. We are here on earth to fulfill a purpose/agenda/mission/assignment/goal. Purpose is God’s ordained assignment for your existence. God has already programmed it from the beginning even before you were formed in your mother’s womb. Knowing your purpose here on earth is therefore crucial for you to fulfill your glorious destiny because when we transit to eternity we shall be asked to give account of our sojourn on earth.
If the purpose of a thing is not known, abuse is inevitable. Therefore, it is our duty to ask God to show us why we are here on earth. From our text, John the Baptist knew and fulfilled his purpose as the fore runner of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ also knew His purpose on earth- to redeem us from sin. The following are pointers to the discovery of your purpose on earth:
1. Your purpose must glorify God
2. Your purpose is executed with ease
3. Your purpose is an answer to the issues of others
4. Your purpose must give you joy while executing it.
Child of God, if you are currently on an assignment that does not glorify God, know that you are on the wrong track; quickly drop it now and identify your God given purpose and run with it.
Meditation: If the purpose of a thing is not known, abuse is inevitable.
RM: Crown for Grace DBR: 1 Peter 2