“To this end I was born, and for this cause came I into the world…” Jesus Christ
Could you fill in the blank at the end of that statement?
Do you know why you are here?
Do you wake up in the morning with a sense of purpose and destiny, knowing that the world is a different place because you live in it?
Far too many people wander through life in search of a purpose or reason for being. Many people have severely damaged their lives in a personal quest to discover themselves. Generations of Americans have struggled with purpose and identity. Many of our social, educational, and financial problems can be attributed to people who live purposeless lives with no clearly defined destination. Over and over again we hear the stories of men and women who have sacrificed their future on the altar of instant or temporal gratification. Our moral landscape has been devastated by the social ideologies of a culture unsure of its origin, undefined in its purpose, and unrestricted in its indulgences. The Bible says, “Where there is no vision (clearly defined purpose or destination), the people perish,” (Proverbs 29:18).
Unfortunately, the church of the Lord Jesus Christ is also filled with multitudes that have yet to realize their purpose upon this planet. The born again experience and the baptism in the Holy Ghost are the two most purpose revealing experiences available to man. One cannot come into contact with the Living God and remain unchanged or unsure of his purpose or destiny as a man. Ultimate fulfillment and the divine revelation of destiny are found when the Spirit of the Living God comes to make His home in you.
Our churches are filled with carnally minded people because the messages preached to them are based upon the fulfillment of temporal needs. The American Christian has been force-fed a gospel that has first passed through the marketing strategist so that it can find the approval of the media mogul who in turn determines what it is that people want to hear. Rare indeed is the true man or woman of God that is willing to declare divine truth regardless of the backlash incurred from a society that has been demonized with the doctrines of inclusion and tolerance.
- The Bible does not tolerate mediocrity.
- The Bible does not tolerate ignorance.
- The Bible does not call for the acceptance of all at the expense of the banishment of truth.
Humanity is lost without salvation through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. Every lost soul will be plagued by the insatiable void of purposelessness, demanding to be satisfied by every temporal pleasure or cure available on the horizon of human remedies. There is no cure for the heart of man outside of the blood of Jesus.
Only Jesus can wash our sins away.
Only Jesus can make old things pass away and all things become new.
Only Jesus can put purpose on the inside of man that can remain undaunted through the trials and tribulations of the human experience. Purpose is discovered in being born again.
You were created in the image of the Living God. You were made to manifest His glory in the earth. You have been equipped to experience the presence of God. You have been given an eternal citizenship in the Kingdom of God.
- You were not created to populate the workforce, you were created to build and strengthen the kingdom of God.
- You were not created to live in within the bondage of revolving debt; you were created to have more than enough.
- You were not created to keep hospitals open and doctors in business, you were created to live in divine health.
- You were not created to be subject to the things of this world, you were created to have the things of this world be subject unto you.
- You were not born destined for heartbreak, failure, and dysfunction; you were created to know and experience the unfailing love of God, the victorious faith of Jesus Christ, and the overwhelming supply of heaven.
- Your life has a purpose, and that purpose is found in Jesus Christ.
- Your life has a destiny, and that destiny is realized in Jesus Christ.
“He that has the Son has life, he that does not have the Son of God does not have life,” (1 John 5:12).
Many of you have heard messages similar to this in the past, and you will probably hear ones along these lines in the future. Over and over again the church must be reminded that we are living in the world, but we are not of the world. We exists for a different reason, our lives are built upon different foundations, our motivation comes from a different source, our destiny is found beyond this world not in this world; because our Father translated us into a different kingdom as a result of our faith in His Son.
If you have been asking things like, “Why?” or “What for?” you will find that your eyes have possibly been focused on the wrong prize. Purpose is discovered and fulfilled in Jesus Christ. You cannot fulfill the purpose of God through the agencies of humanity, and you cannot twist faith to fulfill the purposes of man. God is the author and the finisher of our faith; He cannot be one without the other.
“For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.” (Philippians 2:13).
The beginning and end of your faith is found in Jesus, and the beginning and end of your destiny is found in Jesus. Stop living as if this world determines your future and start living as if your life determines the future of this world.