“So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it” Isaiah 55:11
Whenever I visit someone in the hospital or hear of someone who is ill, if it’s a believer, God shows me through prayer whether or not they have fulfilled their purpose and if it is their time to go home. He also reveals to me whether they will live because of a purpose still needing to be fulfilled. Sometimes we want to keep people here when they’ve completed their God-given purpose, and sometimes God is not done with them yet and no matter what the doctors say, “They will live and will not die (see Psalms 118:17).”
We have to be sensitive to purpose.
While Jesus walked the earth, He had purpose on His mind. The most important question you can ask yourself today is, are you fulfilling God’s purpose for your life? If you’re still breathing, you have a purpose. There’s a reason why you’re here. Every time you awake in the morning it should remind you that you’re not finished. There’s still more work to be done. There’s still more glory God wants to bring to His name through you. There’s still more people He wants you to reach and more souls He wants you to pull out of the fire through prayer. There’s still more purpose for you to fulfill.
Be emptied of any hidden agendas and be filled to the full with God’s purpose. Have one pursuit in life, and that is to press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus (see Philippians 3:14). Be determined to leave this earth having done everything God has asked of you.
Prayer: Father God, thank you for speaking directly my heart. Thank you that I’m not a maybe. I’m not an accident. My life is not uncertain. You have a purpose and plan for me. I am a mystery waiting to be revealed and a prophecy ready to be fulfilled. I’m your workmanship created in Christ Jesus unto good works that you ordained beforehand that I will walk in them. I won’t return to you void without accomplishing every single detail of your purpose for my life. Thank you Lord! In the name of Jesus, Amen.
(Read John 4:34; Ephesians 2:10)