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Living According To God’s Purpose

Day 135
Verse of the day

…Yet who knows whether you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this?

Esther 4:14

Father is purposeful about whatever He does. He lifts or puts down with a purpose – one which we must learn to recognize and run with.

Often, we are so preoccupied with how to fulfill our purpose in life that we miss the plot. What is my purpose in life? How can I fulfill my purpose in life? What is my talent or gift? How can I harness it to fulfill my purpose? We ask these questions in hope that they would give us a sense of direction.

While these may help us achieve a lot especially pertaining to this present world, it detracts us from what really matters – God’s purpose for us.

For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them. (Ephesians 2:10)

We did not create ourselves, and when we were saved, it wasn’t after our determinate counsel, but God’s. The lives we live, the purposes we seek and pursue, therefore, must be God’s, not ours, and in pursuing these purposes we must ensure we do so according to God’s personal instructions. We cannot be born, born again, be imparted with the fullness of the Holy Spirit only for us choose to live like we want. We have been bought with the price of God’s Son and must, therefore, glorify God in our body and spirit which are His.


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We have been brought into the kingdom for a chief purpose, and this purpose is Christ, for He is the ‘good’ in the works which God has prepared for us to walk in.

Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God. (1 Corinthians 10:31)

We cannot pursue and get what we want only to return and say, “Father, I give you the glory.” While we must ascribe the glory in our lives to God (when it concerns Him), doing all things to the glory of God informs our decisions, actions, and inactions. No matter how legitimate according to the world’s systems and people’s ideas they may be, if God doesn’t move, we shouldn’t. Our death to self prepares us to fulfill God’s purpose for us and frees us up to do all things to His glory.


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Today’s Confession

You are my maker, my father. I belong to you and will fulfill nothing but your purposes for me. Only what I see you do will I do.


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