“Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began,”
2 Timothy 1:9
• We can only be what our creator purposed us to be.
• Our purpose goes beyond our conception, and our parents.
• God is mindful of you. You are not a mistake. Ask God His purpose and plan for your life.
• Know this: the world needs who God made you to be.
• Many times, we are self absorbed and this hinders our ability to realize our purpose.
• Remember Elijah. He called fire down from Heaven and it actually happened! Right after that, he was suicidal and asking God to end his life. At that moment, he had to have been self-consumed to about the fact that Jezebel ordered his death. He wasn’t thinking about the big God he served and the events and victories that had already taken place in his life. (Ref. 1 Kings 19)
• There is a purpose in you that goes undetected until you begin investing in others. You find purpose when you serve others and when we put our focus on how we can serve someone else.
• The enemy wants to isolate us but we find purpose in each other!
“For the body is not one member, but many. If the foot shall say, Because I am not the hand, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body? And if the ear shall say, Because I am not the eye, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body? If the whole body were an eye, where were the hearing? If the whole were hearing, where were the smelling?”
1 Corinthians 12:14-17
• There are specific uses for all parts of the body.
• You’ll never find contentment trying to do what other people do. Do what you’ve been designed to do!
• Purpose is revealed by design.
• Your purpose cannot be fulfilled in isolation.
“There are many devices in a man’s heart; nevertheless the counsel of the Lord, that shall stand.”
• Purpose produces design.
• Design produces potential, ask God what is your potential.
• God won’t change His mind about what He created you to be.
• Your purpose will not go beyond your natural ability or design.
“The Lord will perfect that which concerneth me: thy mercy, O Lord, endureth for ever: forsake not the works of thine own hands.”
• God will never forget His original plan and purpose for you. It could be years later, He hasn’t forgotten.
• God wired and made you. Return to the Creator of the thing to find out the purpose of the thing that was created.
• What do you have to potential to be? If you want to fulfill your purpose, get plugged in and be a tool ready for use! When you don’t understand something’s purpose, abuse is inevitable.
• Webster’s 1828 dictionary defines the word “abuse” as “To use ill; to maltreat; to misuse; to use with bad motives or to wrong purposes; as, to abuse rights or privileges.”
• A related word would be misuse. The Webster’s 1828 dictionary defines the word “misuse” as “To treat or use improperly; to use to a bad purpose.”