How Do I Find My God-Given Purpose?
You were born with a God-given purpose and fulfilling
that purpose must be your primary mission in life. Your fulfillment,
satisfaction and peace of mind are all tied to that purpose!
"How do you I find my God-given purpose?"
That is another question I get asked on a consistent basis.
So many people are lost when it comes to knowing why they
were born. In this vital life-improving article, you'll learn
how to learn your God-given purpose.
You Were Born With a Specific God-Given
I'll start this session off by making a critical
human being entered into the earth realm with a God-given
purpose, (See Ecclesiastes 3:1).
man or woman ever born came without a God-given purpose, (See
II Timothy 1:9).
one was born with gifts, talents and abilities to assist them
in fulfilling their God-given purpose, (Romans 11:29).
is the responsibility of each individual to learn his or her
God-given purpose, (Romans 12:2).
must be able to convey your God-given purpose to others, (Habakkuk
you fail or refuse to learn your God-given purpose, your options
automatically become: (a) your own personal vision for your
life, (b) society's vision for your life, or (c) the devil's
vision for your life. With these plans, you may experience
great financial success, but in the end, none of these visions
will bring you fulfillment, satisfaction or peace of mind,
(See Proverbs 19:21).
You Don't Find Your Purpose - You
You don't find your God-given purpose anymore than
you find mathematics or aerodynamics. To find means to come
upon, often by accident. When it comes to mathematics or aerodynamics,
you learn them! You do the same with your God-give purpose.
You learn it! Here is the first crucial point to learning
your God-given purpose: God hid His purpose for your life
deep within the recesses of your heart.
Counsel in the heart of man is like deep water; but a man of understanding
will draw it out.
In order to draw His purpose out of your heart, you must
be a man or woman of understanding. I'll show you how to become
that man or that woman! Using the illustration of a man drawing
water from a well, the Lord makes another crucial point. If
you don't draw out your God-given purpose from deep within
your heart, you will never learn it. He goes on to say.
Every purpose is established by counsel: and with good advice make
Isaiah 9:6 [Emphasis added]
For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government
shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called
Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting
Father, The Prince of Peace.
Our counselor is none other than the Lord God Almighty!
He is not just any counselor. Read Isaiah 9:6 again! He is
our Wonderful Counsellor! He is the only one who can reveal
to us our God-given purpose.
When you seek His counsel, there is no possibility of you
failing in life because His counsel is excellent in working,
(See Isaiah 28:29). Read how the prophet Habakkuk sought out
the Wonderful Counsellor, became a man of understanding and
got clear on his God-given vision.
1 I will stand upon my watch, and set me upon the tower, and
will watch to see what he will say unto me, and what I shall
answer when I am reproved.
2 And the LORD answered me, and said,
Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he
may run that readeth it.
3 For the vision is yet for an appointed
time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though
it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will
Note the sequence of events...
(1) You must engage in earnest prayer, (Habakkuk
(2) Next, get quiet before the Lord, (Habakkuk
(3) The Wonderful Counsellor will speak to you,
(4) When He speaks, write the vision down, (Habakkuk
(5) Be ready to convey your God-given vision to
others, (Habakkuk 2:2)
(6) Rejoice, because God's vision for your life
is coming to pass, (Habakkuk 2:3)
You must earnestly pray, "Lord, what is my purpose and what
did you put in me?" I have some great news for you! When you
ask the Lord those questions, He will always answer you, (See
How long will He take?
He will answer you immediately, but how you hear Him depends
on your level of spiritual growth and development, (See Hebrews
The people who are attentive, quick to listen, quick to obey,
quick to forgive and quick to repent, effortlessly hear God's
voice and act on His Word, (See Mark 4:20).
The people who are distracted, slow to listen, slow to obey,
slow to forgive and slow to repent, have a harder time hearing
from God, (See Mark 4:14-19).
After praying that prayer, you need to analyze and take inventory
of your gifts, talents and abilities.
Your Gifts, Talents and Abilities
Help To Define Your Purpose
For the gifts and calling of God
are without repentance.
Prior to your birth, God installed in you all of the necessary
gifts, talents and abilities you would need to fulfill his
purpose for your life. Those gifts, talents and abilities
help define your purpose.
I have traveled to the Bering Sea on a number of occasions.
I have been there when it was so cold, when you breathed,
your breath would instantly freeze and fall to the ground.
With the proper protective clothing, a human being could withstand
that type of cold, but only for a short period of time.
Polar bears, however, are superbly adapted for survival in
that type of freezing weather. They are so well insulated
that they experience almost no heat loss. They can withstand
temperatures of minus 37 degrees Fahrenheit. Because of their
insulation, they tend to overheat in warm weather.
They cool down by diving into the ice-cold waters. Polar
bears are champion swimmers. Using their partially webbed
forepaws, they have been clocked swimming as fast as six miles
per hour. They also have excellent underwater vision. Scientists
tell us that polar bears can spot food up to 15 feet away
BUT! If you take the Polar Bears from the Far North and place
them in the Sahara Desert, they will eventually die prematurely.
The gifts, callings and abilities of the Polar Bear are ideally
suited for the Far North, not the Sahara Desert.
The Polar Bear's heavy insulating fur and thick blubber layer
was made for the ice cold, not the heat.
The Polar Bear's swimming abilities, fur, blubber, webbed
forepaws and its ability to withstand extreme cold, help to
define its purpose.
It is the same way with everything!
The wings of the eagle reveal that the eagle was made to
fly. The eyes of the owl reveal that it is more suited to
hunt at night. The anatomy of the fish - the scales, slime
coat, gills, ventral, pectoral and dorsal fins, and fact that
they have no arms, legs or wings, reveals that they were designed
for the water.
How Were You Designed?
What do you like to do? Solve mathematical problems?
Play chess? Sing? Create music? Write? Build things? Invent
things? Paint? Design things? Are you artistically inclined?
Do you have a love for biology, nature or medicine? Do you
have an analytical mind? Are you mechanically inclined? Are
you a bookworm? Do you enjoy baking? Do you like to teach
or train people? Do you love working with children? Do you
like watching attorneys litigate? Do you have an inquisitive
investigative mind? Do you love to make delectable culinary
What You Naturally Gravitate Towards
- Helps Reveal Your Purpose
I started writing poetry when I was in grade school.
I can't explain it. One day I picked up a pen and paper and
just started writing in a romantic flow. By the time I reached
high school, people were paying me to write poetry for their
wives, girlfriends and special events.
I noticed something else while in high school. I had this
knack for training others. That gift carried over into the
corporate arena. I spent over fifteen years training individuals
during my corporate days. But even after I saw the success
of the men and women who sat under my tutelage, something
was still missing. I was not fulfilled.
I was fulfilling (my vision) for my life and not my
The Lord put within me the gifts, talents and abilities to
hone and fashion men and women to find and fulfill their God-given
purpose. I could not fully accomplish my God-given purpose,
while training people to analyze circuits. I was in the Far
North but I was designed for the tropical weather! Once I
learned my God-given purpose, my life completely changed.
It became fulfilling and satisfying! I have no greater joy
than being able to help God's people walk in the Truth and
fulfill His purpose for their lives!
What Happens After You Learn Your God-Given
Once you know your God-given purpose and have taken
inventory of your gifts, talents and abilities, go for it with
all of your might!
Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there
is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the
grave, whither thou goest.
What is the Lord saying? Don't take your gifts, talents and
abilities to the grave! Get busy about fulfilling His purpose
for your life! Give it all that you've got!
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