We have been on this journey called life and I don’t know about you but ever since I was a little girl I knew deep down in my soul that I was meant to do something great in this world. I know I am not the only one that feels this way. If you are feeling this way as well, I believe the Lord is telling you it is time to walk in your purpose! The Word of God says for every season, there is a time to do something- Ecclesiastes 3:1-8. There is a certain season that we are supposed to be operating in what God has for us to do at a particular moment in time. God has a purpose and plan for our lives, if it wasn’t so, we would not be here today. Some of us have been asking, “Lord what do you want me to do next? Many times God puts purpose into our hearts, He puts that drive or passion to do something, and He puts that unction in our Sprit to do more than what we are doing at the current moment in time. He may show you in a dream what you are supposed to be doing for him because he called you for a specific purpose. When I looked at this concept a little closer I was reminded of the scripture in Genesis 1:26-28 NLT version.
26. Then God said, “Let us make human beings in our image, to be like us. They will reign over the fish in the sea, the birds in the sky, the livestock, all the wild animals on the earth and the small animals that scurry in the ground.
27. So God created human beings in his own image. In the image of God, he created them; male and female he created them.
28. Then God blessed them and said, “Be fruitful and multiply. Fill the earth and govern it. Reign over the fish in the sea, the birds in the sky, and all the animals that scurry along the ground”.
When you think about the word purpose; and when you look outsideyour very window, you will see purpose all around you. You will see the purpose of a tree, you will see the purpose of a house, and you will see the purpose of a car. Let’s look at the purpose of a car, it is to transport you from point A to point B, when you look at the purpose of a house, that is where you dwell in, that is where someone sleeps, to be sheltered from the storm and the rain. Let’s look at this when we think about purpose when it relates to a human being. God said in Genesis chapter 1 “Let Us make man in our own image, according to our likeness, “this means that we carry the very attributes of God and one of our purposes in life is to be like our heavenly Father. When I studied this I looked at 5 attributes of God that we must possess to be a purpose walker. One of the attribute of God is diligence. When you are walking in your purpose, it is going to take some diligence; it is going to take some perseverance. What do I mean? I am saying that when you are walking in what you are called to do it is not going to be easy, nothing is going to happen overnight, your purpose is not going to just fall in your lap. Diligence will be the very thing that builds your spiritual muscles. It gets you strong and ready for what you are about to encounter. When you are going through this journey called life, I have to be honest it is not for the faint at heart. It takes strength, it takes diligence, it takes one to be focused, it takes some planning but thekey to all of it is you have to continue to move forward. We are created in the image of God and we are created in His likeness, which is the greatest ability that He has given us. If you remember He made creation in six days and he didn’t even break a sweat. Ifwe carry the same attributes of God, He has given us the sameability to move forward with power and authority!
The second attribute is that He has given us creativity. The bible says, “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth”. He visualized how He wanted things to go, He visualized what he wanted the earth to look like, what He wanted us to look like and made it happen. God has given us creativity so when we are walking in our purpose He is going to give us the ability to go forward with diligence and to be creative about it. He will give you the tools. He will give you the plan. Sometimes, we focus too much on what we don’t have instead of what we do have. Sometimes, we just need to put one foot in front of the other and move forward in what God has for us to do and He will do the rest. He will give you the ideas, He will give you the fresh anointing that you need to create so we should move forward in diligence, remember we are creative. That is the attribute He has given unto us so we need to tap into that creativity. You might be saying “I am not creative; I am not that type of person”. It’s time for us to change our way of thinking. You were made in the image if God so you are creative regardless of what you think about yourself.
The third attribute of God is that He has a ‘can do it’ mindset. What does that mean? It means that our God knows without a shadow of a doubt that all things are possible through Him. If we carry the same attributes as God, we also should adopt a “can do it” attitude. God has given you the ability to do that very thing that he has called you to do. I am reminded in Numbers 13:30 the Israelites was promised a land follow with milk and honey but their enemies was occupying the land. They wanted to go into the land flowing with milk and honey but the people were murmuring saying, “We can’t do it. We can’t beat those giants. Then one stood up and said we are able to do it! This is what God has instilled in us. He has given us the ‘can doit’ mindset so when we are faced with a hard thing, when we are faced with that thing that seems impossible we move forward not based on our own capabilities it is because we serve a possible God? He has a ‘can do’ attitude, He never used excuses, He always finishes what He starts and we must possess that same mindset. When you are walking in your purpose the enemy is going to try and stop you from advancing forward. This is his job. His job is to kill,steal and destroy – John 10:10. If that is his job he is going to do everything he can to steal your purpose, kill your dreams, and destroy your destiny at all cost.
So if we know that the enemy is on his job we have to be on our job.We must proclaim that the enemy is under our feet, that God has given us the ability to trample over serpents and snakes- Roman 16:20, Luke 10:19. We have to have the mindset that we cannot be defeated. I made my mind up a while back that I am going to change my way of thinking concerning the situations that happen in my life. Instead of saying “Wow, The enemy is just having his way”. I am going to say, “You know what? God must be working at something great in my life right now and it is going to be a blessing that is going to come out of this situation. When you are going forth in your purpose the truth is you are going to have some challenges. You are going to have things that try come in your way to try and block you from your purpose, but God has given us the ability to conquer those things. We need to have a ‘can do it’ mindset and believe that all things are possible through God who gives us strength.
The fourth attribute of God is that we serve an honest God. We need to be honest with ourselves. We must be honest with everything thatwe do. We serve a God that cannot lie, His Word is the truth. So we need to be honest with ourselves. What is that thing that is holding you back from walking in your purpose? We need to be honest aboutthe issues that we are dealing with because God knows our issues anyway. He is a God that knows all and sees all. If He is a God that knows all and sees all, why am I being dishonest to myself? Once we are honest with ourselves God is able to come in and help us toovercome that very thing that is holding us back from our purpose. In these particular times, we have no time to waste, we have no time to lose, and we need to go forward in what God has called us to do.We need to acknowledge and rid those things that are holding us back from walking in our purpose. We need to be honest with ourselves just like God is honest.
The fifth attribute of God is His generosity. He created the world for us. As God was generous to create the whole world for us we should be generous with our gifts and talents. My grandmother always told me that if you focus on doing God’s work, then God will deal with your stuff. When you focus on your purpose and you are being generous to others, giving out of your heart, God will deal with yourstuff. When we are consumed with our own issues and circumstances we delay being used to help someone else because all of our time is focused on our own issues.
So what does the bible say about our purpose? Genesis 1:28 says,
“Then God blessed them and said, “Be fruitful and multiply.”
That means that whatever you set out to do, if it is in Gods’ will He will bless it. You will be fruitful in that very thing that He has given to you. Even when you go to Genesis 9:28 when the world was destroyed by a flood and it was just Noah and his family, God gave the same decree. He said, “Be fruitful and multiply, subdue the earth, overcome it, I gave you dominion”. So whatever you are purposed to do, you will be fruitful in it and if it is not flourishing, you need to check the tree. Maybe something is wrong deep down in the root that needs to be dug up. In Mark chapter 11 Jesus saw a fig tree that wasn’t bearing any fruit and He cursed it at the root, saying“you will bear no more”. When something is not bearing fruit, you need to check it. I am always checking myself; I am always checking the fruit in me. I pray to the Lord saying if there something in me that need to be removed and I don’t know about it, God I need for you to take it out. Sometimes, we need to be honest with ourselves as one of our attributes is honesty. We need to be honest with ourselves and get rid of those things that we know means us no good. Often times we want God to do the miraculous in our lives but are we willing to do what it takes to receive it? We must stay in right standing with God, how can God fully operate in us if we are not abiding by His Word? We must make sure that we are bearing good fruit. We have to ask ourselves, what is the fruit that people are seeing with in me? Am I a reflection of Jesus Christ? Or am I reflecting the opposite of Him.
God is an awesome God and he has given us the ability to go forward in what He has called us to do, not our will but His will. When our will line up with God’s will, that is when we will produce much fruit. So I challenge you to walk in your calling that God has for you because everyone on this earth has a purpose. In this season, God is rising up a might army for him and we need to make sure that we are in right standing with Him. We need to make sure that His Word is evident in our lives and we bear fruit of His word. We need to make sure we are bearing good fruit. I challenge you to taketime and meditate on what are some things in your life that need to be cut off? Are we bearing good fruit? Are we operating in the attributes of God, so we can walk in the purpose that God has for us.