There is often confusion about the purpose of life and what it entails. To make it simple your the purpose of life is to bring glory to God while you are here on earth. It is true for everyone else. The difference between you and others is that the purpose manifests in different ways.
Some are called to be executives in the marketplace, others to be church leaders, social workers, teachers, entrepreneurs, politicians, etc. In whatever domain God places you the purpose of life is to bring him glory by bringing heaven on earth in your sphere of influence.
Having said that in this post I will share how you can identify your area of influence so that you too can bring heaven here on earth in your domain. They are very simple pointers that will lead you in the right direction. They are as follows:
1. You have peace in your heart
Edwin Louis Cole once said, “Peace is the umpire for doing the will of God.” That peace comes from the Holy Spirit that God gave us to be our guide and show us all things. When you are not at peace it may be that the Holy Spirit is saying you are not operating in your life purpose.
“Peace is the umpire for doing the will of God.” ~ Edwin Louis Cole
Joseph’s life purpose was in governance and wherever he was whether in Potiphar’s house or in prison he prospered. Doing the will of God brings about prosperity. In spite of what circumstances around you may be suggesting if you have the peace of God that surpasses all understanding you are on the right track.
2. You are passionate about what you do
If you study all the great people that you know the common trend you will find is that they are all or were passionate about what they did. Jesus himself was passionate about redeeming lost souls of this world back to our Father in Heaven. His life purpose was summed up in this scripture,
“For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.” ~ Mark 10:45
If you are not passionate about what you do it is a clear indication that you are not operating in your life purpose. I came across a statistic that indicated that over 80% of people all over the world work at jobs that they hate. Imagine if everyone operated in their life purpose; we would solve the problems besetting us as mankind.
A combination of what you are passionate and skills that you have will point you in the right direction of what you are supposed to do with your life. God didn’t create us to labor through life. Yes, we should work hard to achieve greatness and yet enjoy the work that we do.
3. You are serving a multitude of people
Ultimately your life purpose should be a blessing to the multitudes. This is a pattern of the Kingdom of God. Jesus saved us from eternal judgment by dying for us on the cross, Joseph saved nations from perishing due to the famine at the time and Moses rescued the Israelites from Egypt.
The outcome of these exploits was that God was glorified and that is what is most important. You were created to glorify God through the life purpose he made you for.
It is never just about getting your own needs met but more so to be a blessing to many other people in your sphere of influence. If you find yourself getting frustrated about life in most cases it may be that you are focusing on self-gratification rather than focusing on doing the will of God.
The 21st century is a time when we need to walk in alignment with the purpose of God for your life. Times have changed and this is the time to run hard and pursue that which he created you for. As you do ask Him for direction and guidance.
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