Your True Purpose
Your True Purpose
“But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light”
(1 Peter 2:9).
Romans 8:19 says, “For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God.” Then in Matthew 5:16 Jesus said, “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.’’ This is your true purpose on earth. It’s your responsibility to make your light shine; you’re to make the personal decision and commitment to manifest the glory of God and be a blessing to your world.
It’s not enough to be passively preoccupied with the blessings and advantages that Christianity offers. You’re to be passionate about God’s work and see to it that His Kingdom is established in your home, street, place of work, school and in your sphere of contact. You’re to impact your world with the Gospel; you’re to light up your world with the fire of God that’s in you and manifest His glory to everyone around you.
The life of Jesus while He walked this earth showed us a practical example of how to live as the light of God to our world today. His life was solely dedicated to fulfilling His God-given purpose and assignment. Throughout His earthly ministry He left no one in doubt as to His purpose on earth. He seized every opportunity to demonstrate the love of God to all people. He came that men may have life to the full (John 10:10).
This was the purpose for which He lived and died and was raised back to life. In John 4:34, He said to His disciples “My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work.” He underlined the work of God as His all-consuming passion.
As a Christian you’re an ambassador of Christ in this world, you have a God-ordained purpose to illuminate your world with the light of God and be a blessing. This is your calling and I urge you to take heed to this ministry which you’ve received of the Lord, that you fulfill it (Colossians 4:17).
I’m a blessing to my world, ordained and chosen of God to manifest His glory, wisdom and excellence to my world. I function today as a burning and a shining light! I’m making the Name of the Lord known, and turning men and women from wickedness unto righteousness; this is my purpose, which I live daily to fulfill,
in Jesus’ Name.
DAILY SCRIPTURE READING
1 Year Bible reading plan: Matthew 21:33-22:1-14 ; Exodus 21-20
2 Year Bible reading plan: Acts 14: 8-18; Job 32-33