What is your purpose in life, and how do you find it? What is God’s divine destiny for you? We will discuss these age-old questions and find out how to pursue your life’s purpose, and how to align with your destiny. Are you ready for the journey?
Purpose to glorify God
Our ultimate purpose is to glorify Him, that others will be brought into His Kingdom. Jesus, Yeshua Himself, prayed that God’s will be done on earth as it is in Heaven. We are intended to subdue the earth, harness it’s potential, and partner with Him. Continually tapping into His power helps us to walk in our destiny.
He doesn’t want just to meet us at church. Taking Simon Peter’s example: Peter knew Yeshua, he ate with Him, spent time with Him, yet denied Him three times. Yeshua knew this would happen, and He also knew Peter would be restored.
Where was Peter and what was he doing when He was restored? We find out that Yeshua stood seaside and called out to Peter, during his workday as a fisherman, asking, “Have you caught any fish yet?” His net was empty. He had known God but had yet to experience Him in daily life. Do you find this to be true of your faith?
When life isn’t working, Yeshua is calling out to you. He wants you to refocus on Him. When this alignment happens, He has abundance waiting for you.
- Where is your focus?
Sometimes we can be so occupied with our daily lives, our failures, and our stress, that we can’t see Yeshua standing at the shore calling out to us.
Yeshua tells you what to do, to cast your nets on the RIGHT side of the boat. There is a specific destiny designed by the Creator for you. You can do all things through Him who strengthens you.
- How do I know Jesus more?
“For He Himself is our peace, who has made both one, and has broken down the middle wall of separation, having abolished in His flesh the enmity, that is, the law of commandments contained in ordinances, so as to create in Himself one new man from the two, thus making peace, and that He might reconcile them both to God in one body through the cross, thereby putting to death the enmity.”—Ephesians 2:14-16
Jesus, Yeshua, being a Jew, acted like a Jew. The mystery is revealed to the Gentiles, that we are brought into the commonwealth of Israel, joined with God’s first-born. When the modern-day Believer understands their spiritual heritage and comes together with the Jewish Believer, there is covenant power.
This covenant is the Lord’s design, that the two come together as One New Man, for His glory and our peace!
Purpose with passion
It’s safe to say that most of us want to enjoy what we do. That’s the Lord’s intent for our work. God does bless the work of our hands. When He is our focus in all that we do, we are rewarded.
“And let the beauty of the Lord our God be upon us, and establish the work of our hands for us; yes, establish the work of our hands.”—Psalm 90:17
It seems that some in the Body of Christ today are torn between their circumstances and the Word of God. Which governs your life? God wants us to be prosperous and successful. He has a plan for you.
“And you shall remember the Lord your God, for it is He who gives you power to get wealth, that He may establish His covenant which He swore to your fathers, as it is this day.”—Deuteronomy 8:18
When we find joy in what we do, He then can use the works of our hands to bless others. In turn, He is glorified and we are blessed! In this, our Father’s business comes full circle.
God wants to awaken you and shape you into His character. We are entering times where there must be unity among the Body of Christ, and He wants us to walk in our destiny. Will you walk in the power and dominion of the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob?
How character is formed
Character is formed through trials. God has great plans for each of us, but because of our sinful nature, we fail to see it at first. God is a God of process and circumstance. He purifies us by allowing us to step into the fire, knowing we will emerge humbled, redeemed, restored, and ready to align with His will.
This powerful process is what will take you into your Kingdom calling. In the Bible, Jonah refused to go to Nineveh. As a result, he went through a terrible storm. Ask yourself:
- Do I want to understand God’s divine plan for my life better?
- Is the Holy Spirit nudging me in a direction where I don’t want to go?
- Have I already turned my ship to go in the opposite direction of where God is asking me, and now I’m experiencing a significant storm?
True honesty with ourselves and the Lord brings to light the choices we might have made that have led to our misalignment. You see, the decisions made impact our lives and the lives around us. After Jonah followed his way, out of fear, he brought his storm to others:
“‘Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and cry out against it; for their wickedness has come up before Me.’ But Jonah arose to flee to Tarshish from the presence of the Lord… ‘And he said to them, “Pick me up and throw me into the sea; then the sea will become calm for you. For I know that this great tempest is because of me.”’”—Jonah 1:2-3, 12
Soon after Jonah was thrown out, the sea calmed. There comes a time when you must choose to break away from the storm… for it to be stilled. Out of this choice comes deliverance. Embracing this truth promotes alignment.
Jonah cries out the Lord in the time of His affliction and steps into his destiny.
“The waters surrounded me, even to my soul; the deep closed around me; weeds were wrapped around my head. I went down to the moorings of the mountains; the earth with its bars closed behind me forever; yet You have brought up my life from the pit, O Lord, my God.”—Jonah 2:5-6
From this decision, not only was Jonah’s life set on the right path, but He brought the truth of the one true God to an entire people, and they believed! As the wrong choice can impact many, so can the right one.
Fear is a reaction; courage is a decision
“For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.”—2 Timothy 1:7
“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”—Joshua 1:9
God is awakening His people to be hands and feet during exciting and frightful times, but as Believers we don’t have to be fearful. He has given us the spirit of power and self-control.
It’s one thing to read the scriptures, but it’s another thing for those scriptures to come to life as they run parallel with you. You can experience a biblical anointing in your life.
When storms come, are you thanking the Lord for loving you enough to set you back on track?
The events in your life may have caused you to get off course in the past, but your disobedience can turn to power. The experiences are meant to realign you. God is a God of second chances. He never leaves or forsakes you. Turning with a humble heart and deciding to walk in obedience will put you on the path to your destiny.
God commands us to be obedient. Obedience and courage go hand-in-hand. He reminds us over and over not to be afraid. Come out of agreement with fear and decree the promises of God over your life! Take the authority that has been imparted to you.