I want to share little more about my personal testimony and how to discover your purpose in Christ.
Purpose = The reason for which something is done or created or for which something exists (According to Google Dictionary)
Our purpose must be revealed. When we discover our purpose we arise to habitation of conviction that this is the thing to give our life to.
When God speaks a word to use either through the Bible, in our heart or through a prophetic utterance we then need to take it to him in prayer and ask him how to do it HIS WAY. His ways are higher than our ways and his thoughts are higher than our thoughts. (Isaiah 55:8)
We don’t want to pervert the plans of God with our own thoughts are ideas about what he tells us. As it says in Proverbs 19:21, “Many plans are in a man’s mind, but it is the Lord’s purpose for him that will stand”. When I first God saved I got a Word about my writing healing the nations and I studied Radio/TV/Film in college and had theses aspirations for working in entertainment as an actress and filmmaker. When I heard that I assumed because of my previous ideas that God meant that he wanted me to write movies. This was the plan I had FOR MYSELF BEFORE CHRIST, I was going to transition from being a “Video Girl” to an actress/filmmaker.
When I was in high school I used to tell my family that I wanted to be an entertainer and start a family legacy like Michael Jackson’s family or the Wayans family. No disrespect to those families, but that wasn’t necessarily what God meant for me to go and do. What profit a man to gain the world and lose his soul? When I moved to Hollywood a year ago the more and more I would be exposed to the TV/Film industry the less interested I became. I felt God nudging me in a different direction. Then one day God led me to Isaiah 1:19 which say “If ye be willing and obedient ye shall eat the good of the land.” I knew this was another nudge telling me to completely surrender my will for his will. I was still living for God and spending time with him, but moving slowly as far as serving other with my gifts-simply sharing my testimony and ministering the gospel that’s the Holy Spirit has taught me.
WE NEED TO GET WITH GOD AND FIND OUT WHAT HE WANTS TO BE DOING SO THAT WE DON’T WASTE OUR TIME CHASING THE WIND.
I was leaning to my own understanding of what I thought success was. It’s important that we are prayerful and awake in the spirit being SOBER AND VIGILANT. 1 Peter 5:8-9, says “Be alert and sober minded. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that your brothers throughout the world are undergoing the same kind of sufferings.”
Satan wants to devour your time and lead you astray from your destiny. Your destiny must be pretty powerful and important for the enemy to so profusely want you to not do it. Your purpose is threat to the Kingdom of Darkness.
If you are blinded by your own opinions, other people’s opinion of you or a worldly idea of what it means to succeed you are in danger of missing your destiny. YES, God does have plans for you that he made before you were even placed into your mom’s womb, however you still have a part to play to get there. That is why we pray “Father let YOUR WILL be done on EARTH as it is in Heaven”. Because his will isn’t being done, he needs us to pray and cooperate with him in order to be co-laborers with him in the Earth and in result manifest HIS WILL.
HOW DO I KNOW IF MY PLAN IS THE WILL OF GOD?
These questions will help guide you. Seek God and he will lead you to purpose. He did it for me and he will certainly do it for you, because he is not respect of persons.
- Will it benefit others or just benefit you?
- Does it in some way further the Kingdom of God?
- Are you using your gifts to serve others?
- Does this glorify God and what he stands for?
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Also here a WISDOM NUGGET: I’ve discovered that one of satan’s strategies is fear. He uses fear to get you to avoid doing that thing that you will actually be REALLY GOOD AT and GIFTED by God to do. I used to be terribly afraid of public speaking.
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Also JOIN The YOUNG, FLY, & Sanctified MOVEMENT. We are developing E.P. Teams on a college campus or city near you to get in depth on purpose discovery as well as organized evangelism. Email for more info on joining or volunteering as a leader email us at firstname.lastname@example.org