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Created for Purpose
"For we are His workmanship, created in Christ jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them".
Curious Yet Lost
Many of us go throughout life without a clue of why we were put here on this earth. There are some of those who have known their passion since they were small Children, some have a love for music, some have a love for sports, some have a love for art or history. Then there were those who if you were like me, changed their mind about what they wanted to do and be about 3 times a day from the time they were 10 until about the age of 28. Personally I went from wanting to be a Police Officer to Psychologist to a Physician to a Pilot to a Bank President to a Judge and then finally God rescued me from my confusion and called me to the Ministry. There are many of us going through life who still are confused. Some don't believe that there is a reason at all that they are here. They believe that their just here to make the best of this life, and to live it to its fullest for themselves. There are others who believe that this life is not given just for selfish ambition but was given as a gift to bless others and to make the world a better place. I believe the latter. For those who are confused there is some good news, you are here for a reason.
Ephesians 2:10 says, " We are His workmanship created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them".
This scripture shed's some light on why we were actually created. This scripture encourages all of us that we are His workmanship. When you study this text of scripture workmanship works out to be a masterpiece. YOU are uniquely made by the creator of the universe. Everything about you is customized by God. The verse goes on to say that we were "created in Christ Jesus for good works". We have been created to do good works. This rules out "works" that are not pleasing to God. He created and purposed all of us for good works. Finally the verse closes out by saying "which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them". Our lives were planned way before we were born on the earth. Psalm 139: 16 says, "Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed. And in Your book they all were written, The days fashioned for me, When as yet there were none of them".
God planned your life before you were even born in the earth. Every moment has been detailed and chronicled in His book. He's got a plan for you. You can be excited because you're life is not an accident. You are here for a reason and God has a destiny for you. We just need to discover what that destiny is.
You may be thinking, "yeah that's great, God has a destiny for me, but how do I discover what that is"? Well, I'm glad you asked. It's really rather simple. In order to find your destiny, you must first of all be a believer. I say this because direction comes from God, and it's very difficult and almost impossible for the unbeliever to hear from God. Secondly it's very important that you are a part of a local body of believers (a Church). Many people don't think of the Church this way but it is actually God's representative in the earth. The Church is a place where we can come together learn from God's Word and worship and communicate with Him on a consistent basis. Being a member of a local body is a vital part of spiritual maturity and discovering your destiny. You will find as you grow, your purpose or gifting is not for you but to benefit the Body of Christ. (1 Corinthians 12:7)
After you've become a part of a local Body that teaches the Word and you are progressing in your spiritual maturity. You can find your destiny by simply asking God. Jeremiah 33:3 says, "Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know". Scripture declares that if you ask God He will answer. Another scripture says, " If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him". (James 1:5) Discovering your gift is simple, simply ask.
Helpful Hints to Finding Destiny
When I was in grade school I loved when I would get a hint to help me find the answer to a tough question. Discovering your destiny and answering the question, "why am I here?" can be a tough question to answer. Here's a helpful hint. Your destiny is usually connected to something that you're passionate about. Usually you are naturally good at it and you're already doing it in some form or fashion. So if you're passionate about something pursue that and get involved in it until you gain clarity and direction from God.
God Bless and Choose Life