God Created You for a Purpose

August 5, 2009 by  
Filed under Christian Devotionals

Reading for the day:  Proverbs 16: 1-4

“The plans of the heart belong to man,

But the answer of the tongue is from the Lord.

All the ways of a man are clean in his own sight,

But the Lord weighs the motives.

Commit your works to the Lord,

And your plans will be established.

The Lord has made everything for its own purpose,

Even the wicked for the day of evil.”

In the passage above, it is clear that God has a plan or purpose for everyone.  Even wicked people have a place in His grand plan.  How much more, then, must there be a wonderful plan God has for you as a Christian?  The ultimate purpose of everyone who walks with God is to bring our world and its people into a closer relationship with God.  He longs to be reconciled with his creation, and each of us has a role to play in reconciling God and His people.

But that’s a general idea – what about the specifics?  What can you as one person do to fulfill your purpose?  Pray for guidance and ask God to reveal His purpose for you.  Take the time to evaluate your life and what the true desires of you heart is.  If you could forget all obstacles, such as time and money, what is the one thing you long to do with your life?  What is your passion?  What are your true talents and gifts?

Guess what?  God is the one who put those dreams in your heart and give you the gifts that are uniquely yours!  If he has put a passion in your soul, it is because He wants you to use that passion to further His kingdom.  If you have been blessed with a particular talent, it is because He desires that you use your talents in His name.  Take the time to ask God how you can use your passions and gifts to glorify Him, and you will have found your true Purpose.

Prayer Suggestion: Lay your passions, gifts and talents before the Lord.  Ask Him to consecrate them to His work and seek His guidance in using them to help others and establish God’s kingdom.

Robert Moment is an innovative forward-thinking Christian business and marketing coach, speaker and author of newly published book, God Will Always Be There For You. Robert is passionate about empowering individuals on how to experience God’s love, power, joy, peace and prosperity.  Visit http://www.ChristianInspirational.org and sign-up for the FREE Christian Living e-course. Follow me on Twitter www.twitter.com/ChristiansFaith.

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