My Purpose…

Posted: July 9, 2008 in Uncategorized

I was reading a devotional today that I received in my email box here is what it said:

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God Spoke You into Existence
by Jon Walker

“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.” Jeremiah 1:5 (NIV)

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Today’s guest devotional is by Jon Walker –

Dear one, you were started as an idea in the mind of God! You exist because the God of the universe thought you up!

The God who spoke the world into existence, the God who hung the moon and the stars, the God who set the sun in the sky – this creative Creator thought about you, was pleased by his thoughts, and so he spoke you into your mother’s womb in the same way that he spoke the world into existence.

As my friend, Rick Warren, says in The Purpose Driven Life, you are not an accident. You were created by God at just the right time, in just the right place, with just the right way to serve God in “such a time as this” (Esther 4:14 NIV).

You are not a product of God’s assembly line. Rather, you’re a unique creation, like a priceless painting from a grand master: “For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so that we can do the good things he planned for us long ago” (Ephesians 2:10 NLT).

God carefully and lovingly selected your eyes, your hair color, your nose, your intellect, your personality. None of this is an accident, so, if you’ve been rejecting yourself, then you’ve been rejecting God’s design of you. It’s okay to talk to him about your frustrations, disappointments, or confusion.

Ask God to help you live as the person he designed you to be. Ask him to give you a clear and present vision of your purpose in life; then, ask him to be your strength and wisdom as you live it out.

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I truly believe God is speaking to me and led me in the direction of two purposes:

1.  To be part of the Worship Arts Team in my local church

I contribute to the worship by playing several types of instruments.  I have heard many times that the music the band has played and the words they have sung have brought people closer to God.  For this, I thank God for the talents that he bestowed upon me so that I can contribute to people’s spiritual needs in the form of Music.

2. Small Groups Leader for my Tuesday night group.

These people in my group have expressed numerous times that they are very pleased that I have chosen to help them in their Christian journey with the Bible and study guides.  For this, I thank God for the gift of Leadership.

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