Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Living God's Purpose

Living God's Purpose

I read a book recently that started my dusty brain cells to moving. It was The Dream Giver by Bruce Wilkinson. Wow! I strongly recommend that book to everyone. I know. It has been out awhile and you read it eons ago - but I am slow and it takes me a while to catch on.

Anyway, while reading this book, I began to think of scriptures the book was based on, scriptures that teach us that God has placed in each of us a destiny and a purpose to fulfill.
(Ephesians 4:7-13; Romans 12:3-8)

A year or so ago, I was reading through the book of Acts and a verse caught my attention. I read it over and over. Acts 13:36 - "For when David had served God's purpose in his own generation, he fell asleep; he was buried with his fathers' and his body decayed." I thought, "Am I on the path God wants me on in order for me to serve God's purpose in my own generation?" Wow!
Let that sink in for a minute. Each of us are to serve God's purpose for us in our own generation!
Jeremiah 29:11 says, "For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

I have known for a long time that God has a plan for me, but putting it the way it is in Acts, it put a different twist on it. I have a destiny that God wants me to fulfill! That is why He gave me my personality, my make-up, my quirky ways- they are all for His purpose in me!

Oh, I may not be the superhero to save the world, but the purpose He has destined for me is important to His master plan and His purpose! So, my every step, thought and idea needs to be in submission to Him.

Here are some more scriptures to meditate on:
Jeremiah 29:11-14
Proverbs 16:1-4, 9
Proverbs 19:21,22

So, what is that dream He has given you? Have you laid it aside thinking "I missed it"? Have you given up on getting back to God's will for your life? I say - Don't give up! It is not too late!

Remember the scripture in Acts about David? Remember David? He messed up! He had an affair. He killed a man. He repeatedly had problems with his kids- yet- God said, "a man after my own heart!" God had a purpose for David, and after all of David's mistakes and goofs, it is recorded in God's Holy Word that David served God's purpose for him!

Rekindle the dream! Renew the vision for your life that God has given you! Don't give up! Whatever it is that God has placed in your heart is for a reason.

We will talk more in the next few days and weeks about what God has planned for you.

Begin to fulfill the destiny God has for you!

love and prayers!


Anonymous said...

I like the new setup. Proverbs 16:3 is one of my favorite verses b/c it helps me to keep working hard on any project.

Anonymous said...

Hi Dorinda,
I just stumbled across this article. I am blessed. I will read "The Dream Giver" I guess I am slow too!