Some of us are on the perpetual search of discovering ourselves.
There is a strong chance that—even as a Christian—you are searching for yourself.
But think about this for a moment: if you don’t know who you are, and you are out looking for yourself, how will you know when you’ve found you?
If you really want to find your identity and purpose in life, you should spend your short time here on earth—not looking for yourself—but looking to God and his Word for your identity and purpose!
Then you ask, why? God made you. And if you want to discover the purpose of anything that is created, you should first check with the creator who made the created thing!
Three elderly ladies were discussing the travails of getting older. One said, “Sometimes I catch myself with a jar of mayonnaise in my hand in front of the refrigerator and can’t remember whether I need to put the jar back into the refrigerator or if I need to start making a sandwich.”
The second lady chimed in and said, “Yes, sometimes I find myself on the landing of the stairs and can’t remember if I was on my way up or on my way down.”
The third lady responded, “Well, I’m glad I don’t have a memory problem—knock on wood.” As she wrapper her knuckles on the table, she looked at her two friends and said, “That must be the door—I’ll get it!”
Stepping into Purpose
If you are not intentional about remembering your true identity to live, you will never step into God’s purposes for your life!
If you really want to step into God’s purposes for your life, you must scrap YOUR PLANS for your life—and take your marching orders from God.
One of the major reasons we are not living our lives as fulfilled is because we really don’t want to step into God’s purposes for us. We want to live for our purposes—and we want God to bless our agenda. We actually feel pretty good about ourselves because we are trying to fit God in OUR PLANS for our lives.
Listen very closely: God does not want to be in YOUR PLANS for your life. According to Ephesians 2:10, God has a plan for you—and he wants you to scrap your plans for your life—and get on board with his plan for your life
Proverbs19:21 Many are the plans in man heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that will prevail.
GOD’S GREATEST DESIRE IS FOR YOU TO DISCOVER YOUR PURPOSE IN LIFE
What is Purpose?
v Purpose is the cause for a thing
v Purpose is the origin for a thing
v Purpose is the reason why a thing was made
v Purpose is the original intent of a thing (You exist because there is something God wanted done that require you)
Purpose & Plan
- Purpose is more important than plan
- Purpose is more powerful than plan
- Purpose precedes plan
Before you proceed with your plans consult your molder (God) for your purpose
God is only committed to his purpose not your plan (whatever God calls for, he provides for) Whatever God demands from you, he supplies,
If God gives you an assignment that you will require $4million for, he will provide it.
Purpose guaranty provision, once you find God’s purpose for your life, you discover true wealth.
Until you find what God wants from you, you will never find a meaning for your life.
The purpose of your life is far greater than your own personal fulfillment, your peace of mind, or even your happiness. It’s far greater than your family, your career, or even your wildest dreams and ambitions.
If you want to know why you were placed on this planet, you must begin with God. You were born by his purpose and for his purpose.
A SUCCESSFUL MAN IS NOT A RICH MAN BUT HE IS A FINISHED (FULFILLED) MAN.