“Who has saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace which was given to us in Christ Jesus before time began.” 2 Timothy 1:9 (NKJV)
One day a friend came to me and said, “You need to start a daily devotional”. To say I was hesitant is an understatement. A matter of fact, I laughed and said, “No one reads devotionals these days.” But lo and behold I began to pray and God began to deal with my heart about writing a devotional for women. He gave me the name, the look, the message, and I started the very next day. The response was almost instant and we give God the glory! So many times we think, “Lord, are You sure You called the right person? Are you sure this is what You want me to do?” We question His choosing, we question His assignment, not understanding His sovereignty and wisdom. If He called you, He’s sure. If He gave you a purpose, He’s sure. “I am sure.” God says, “I am sure about many things regarding you. I am sure about My purpose and plan for your life. I am sure about My divine power to see you to the end of it. I am sure about you moving forward in it. I am sure of the fruit that will be produced from it. Yes, I am sure.” Be sure as He is sure.
Several things you must know if you are seeking to fulfill God’s purpose for your life.
- Understand your purpose will always agree with the Word of God
- Know that if God called you to do anything, He will equip you with the wisdom, grace and heart to do it.
- Understand that a God-given purpose won’t stop when you stop. It will continue because He’s at the helm
- Pray about timing. If God can show you the “what”, He can show you the “when”
- Pray for God to do the impossible, then go and do the impossible through Him
Prayer: Yes God. I humble Myself under Your mighty hand. Thank You for the purpose and calling You have given me. You have ordered my steps right. And even when I don’t understand fully, help me continue to trust and obey Your leading. I receive Your grace to do what You’ve called me to do. Help me fulfill every detail of Your purpose for my life. Be glorified in me. In Jesus name, Amen.