For A Purpose
“But rise, and stand upon thy feet: for I have appeared unto thee for this purpose, to make thee a minister and a witness both of these things which thou hast seen, and of those things in the which I will appear unto thee”
As a Christian, it’s important for you to know that God has predestined your life for glory; He has destined you, according to His purpose, for a specific assignment. You were born for a purpose; God put you on earth for a reason; there’s a definite purpose for your life.
You might ask, “So what’s my purpose? Why am I here?”
To find the answers to these questions, you’ll first have to understand what the word “purpose” means. Purpose is an idea or aim kept in the mind as the goal towards which your efforts are directed. It’s a definite intention; the object or reason for which something exists or is done.
Jesus was on earth for a specific purpose and He wasn’t in doubt as to what that purpose was. In John 10:10, He established His purpose: “The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.” He knew He didn’t just come to the world to look around and die; His whole life was in pursuit of a purpose—to save and give life to all men.
In John 20:21, the Lord said, “Peace be unto you: as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you.” This is now your purpose; you’ve been sent to reach all men with the Gospel of life. The day you gave your heart to Christ, He gave you His kind of thinking and made you a saviour just like Him: “And saviours shall come up on mount Zion to judge the mount of Esau; and the kingdom shall be the Lord’s” (Obadiah 1:21). So, let your whole life be in pursuit of this purpose; be passionate about the enthronement of God’s Kingdom in the hearts of men, and its expansion to the ends of the earth. That way, your life will take on a whole new meaning.
I’m a missionary Christian;
I’m on a mission from God to reach and give all men life with the gospel of Jesus Christ. I refuse to be encumbered by the cares of this life but rather give myself totally to the pursuit of my divine purpose.
1John 3:8; Isaiah 42:5-7
1 Year Bible reading plan: Luke 8:40-56; Joshua 7-9
2 Year Bible reading plan: Matthew 26:69-75; Exodus 40