Seeking What God Purposes Me To Be


English: The Last Supper of Jesus Christ

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“Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold for me” (Philippians 3:12).

It is clear from the Scriptures that God wants us to seek after Him. Sometimes we think that the word seeker applies only to people who do not know the Lord and are seeking the answers to life. A believer in Jesus Christ should never come to a place where he or she stops being a seeker.

Being a seeker means that you know God as a reality in your life, yet you are always hungering after a deeper intimacy with Him; being a seeker means that you know His love in your heart, yet you seek to know the fullness of its depth, its height, its width, and its length; being a seeker means that you have set your heart to lay hold of all the things that He purposes you to be.

How do I know God’s purpose for my life?

You were created by God, in His image, for a purpose. The Bible tells us that Isaiah (Isaiah 49:1), Jeremiah (Jeremiah 1:5) and Paul (Galatians 1:15) were set apart from birth for a specific purpose–and you are no different. He has a specific plan for your life.

“For I know the plans I have for you,’ declared the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future” (Jeremiah 29:11).
The Bible says that God’s will is “good, pleasing and perfect” (Romans 12:2).

God’s will, first, is that we have a relationship with Him through His Son, Jesus Christ.

“This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all men to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth” (1 Timothy 2:3-4).

God wants us to be Christ’s disciples.
This means Christians must themselves commit to following God’s will daily, whatever the cost.
“If anyone would come to me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me” (Luke 9:23).

22 comments

  1. Wow, thanks for posting this! 🙂 I can recall the song entitled, ”Seekers of Your Heart”. I love the chorus of the song: ”Lord, we want to know You, give our lives to show You, all the things we owe You, we’re seekers of Your heart.” God bless 🙂

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    1. Thanks a million for your encouragement Joyce. To God be the glory. I really appreciate you stopping and leaving a comment. I pray for God’s continued blessing upon you and the people of the Philippines. Stay strong and take care.

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  2. Hi Noel,

    Noel, I am confident that if we were to read the entire volume of scripture cover to cover without the background noise of what people have told us, so we took in the scripture without bias form whomever; we would walk away a totally different person. When I look across the cannon of scriptures and see what God has said versus what man says the disparity is breathtaking. What man has said has had the singular effect of making void the power of God leaving us with a vapid feckless faith. By their opinions we can’t even aspire to even the most basic presupposition of a fundamental relationship with God.

    This exhortation in iiCorinthians seem to speak directly to the issue of purpose. { 2 Corinthians 5:3-6 If so be that being clothed (upon by the Lord from Heaven) we shall not be found naked. 4 For we that are in this tabernacle do groan, being burdened : not for that we would be unclothed (not desiring to die), but clothed upon (but to put on Jesus), that mortality might be swallowed up of life (while we are still alive). 5 Now he that hath wrought us for the selfsame thing is God, who also hath given unto us the earnest of the Spirit.} Jesus said furthermore: they that believe in me shall do the very same works that I do and even greater works. That speaks conclusively of God’s purpose for me.

    We may say, I’ve never raised a dead person, walked on water, fed the multitude with few fish and loaves of bread, turned water into wind, or spoke to storms. In that we would be incorrect. According to (2 Thessalonians 2:14 —14 Whereunto he called you by our gospel, to the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.) We are called to inherit the glory (resume) of the Lord Jesus. The life we have inherited is the life of Jesus. What God started in him which is the ministry of reconciling the world through mighty works is what we are to continue doing. The life we live is a continuation of the same Jesus who did these things; we are simply asked to continue doing them. God assures that all things are possible unto we who believe unto the faith of the son of God.

    Grace for Grace

    Tony

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    1. Thanks you very much newgenesisres for stopping by and leaving a comment. To God be the glory great things He has done. God has given us the power to do all things but we fail in our effort to seek Him diligently. We get comfortable too quick, we are like the wasp who learned how to make honeycomb but was too full of itself and flew away before it learn how to make honey.

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  3. I went a-seeking, and He found me. ‘Twas astonishing!
    Staggering, even, to be so acknowledged.
    I didn’t even have to knock.

    Peace to you today. I pray
    the coming year treats you well!
    Truly, Uncle Tree 🙂

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  4. Noel – This is a timely article because yesterday, I was with one of my closest friends and a Christian brother. We spoke at length about our need to serve God from within our vocations of marriages and fatherhood.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment Cinhosa. Sometimes we tend to forget who we are and wander from the path which God has charted out for us. We often become impatient, as if to say God is moving too slowly. God bless you my brother as you continue to seek Him and His righteousness.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment DyingDaily. That post is speaking to me. I cannot tell you how many times I have tried doing things my own way, rather than seeking God to find out what He wants me to do. God has a plan for each of us but we will never know it until we seek Him.

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    1. Thanks a lot Mark for stopping by and leaving a comment. I am looking forward to reading many more posts from from This Day with God Devotional. God bless. Happy New Year!

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    1. Thanks Scott. I appreciate your comment. Now is the time to trim our lamps and fill them up with oil. We are foolish if we waited until the bridegroom cometh to fill our lamps with oil.

      PS: I am planning to nominate you for a Liebster Award. I have completed my list of 5 nominees but I want to touch base with each of you before I make the official announcement.

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