There are some believers who see others living a meaningful, passionate, fulfilled, engaged, enthusiastic, joyful life, yet they feel purposeless. These person too have that kind of life, and yet, they are feeling that God did not create a blessed life; and this feeling for them dominate their minds. Psalms 139:14, says, “I am fearfully and wonderfully made.” This applies to everyone including you.
According to Mike Ward, “You know that God has something good in store for you. You don’t believe He intends you to live a life of painful drudgery in which each day is a total drag. After all, the Bible is chock full of passages about joy. While this certainly doesn’t mean that every single day is a parade and circus, it does mean that an overall sense of gladness should permeate your life.”
Psalm 57:2 says, “I cry out to God Most High, to God who fulfills His purpose for me.” This is key in understanding God’s purpose for your life. God has numbered your days and will fulfill every purpose He has for you.
Ward added, “However, our choices and actions also really matter. In some ways, this is a mystery we can’t fully understand, but that doesn’t mean it’s not true. We can choose to do things that will bring us more joy and give us more of a sense of purpose. That’s where we’re headed in this post. We want to help you identify those choices you can make to bring more excitement and God-given purpose into your life.”
Everyone is blessed, intelligent, satisfied, and created to enjoy being fulfilled in life. The difference is how we approach life. Some are great but ignorant. Hosea 4:6 says, “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.” Job 36:12 says, “But if they do not listen, they perish by the sword and die without knowledge.” Proverbs 5:23, says, “He dies for lack of discipline, and because of his great folly he is led astray.” Proverbs 10:21 says, “The lips of the righteous feed many, but fools die for lack of sense.”
One thing we must avoid is reacting to advise. This was the mistake of Rehoboam who rejected the advise the elders gave to him and consulted the young men who had grown up with him and were serving him, 1 kings 12:8. There are many children who start behaving like adult while they are suppose to be behaving as children. This is one reason why many youth lose their great future. We must avoid the mistakes of people like Absalom and Amnon in 2 Samuel 13.
Apart from the choices we make, we need to realize that hard work is necessary to fan into flame the fulfillment God created for man, 2 Timothy 1:6. We must follow God’s plan for our lives by having the mindset that we are created for greatness and striving to achieve fulfillment. Philippians 3:7, 8 shows us that to make the greatest gains spiritually, we must be willing to sacrifice things physically. These “things” may include our possessions, time, money, convenience, comforts, and relationships that take the high place that God must hold in our lives.
Every Christian should be willing to sacrifice everything for Jesus Christ. However, often times, we look at what we stand to lose rather than what we have to gain (Romans 8:18). May God help us in Jesus Name…