Posted in Experience, Revelation

PURPOSE and DESTINY

December 11, 2016

 

Job 12:10 TEV

“It is God who directs the lives of his creatures; everyone’s life is in his power.”

 

We all have dreams in life, a purpose we want to accomplish.

We all want to accomplish something, to be someone great, to be better than we were yesterday.

When we were children we wanted to grow up FAST! Back when in elementary, we wanted to go to high school and meets new friends. Then in high school, we wanted to go to college and learn new things. When at last we were in college, we wanted to graduate and earn our own money.

But then sometimes in our own job, we somehow wish we could go back to going to school where we easily get money through our allowance. Life felt easy back then.

As for me, I always thought growing up and doing these things would go just naturally, a course of nature, a flow of natural events. YET through the years of learning more of my faith in God, I have realized that IT IS NOT THAT EASY. Getting there is NEVER that easy.

 

Take for example a mountain climber. I have recently watched the movie entitles “Everest”, the true-to-life-story 2015 movie about a guide and his crew as they face obstacles in their mission to climb and reach the peak of Mt. Everest.  In the movie, I saw and learned that a mountain climber sees his purpose is climbing the mountain at any cost. The climb is never that easy yet regardless of the obstacles, he does not put his goal aside until he reaches the peak of that mountain.7

A climber said this, reaching the top is “… like reaching a goal, achieving a dream and figuring out that you can do anything that you set your mind to.”

So what is our dream? What have we set our mind to do?

What is the purpose of our lives?

what have I been doing with my life? Have a lived a meaningful life? Or wasted opportunities in my life?

Let me read what Rick Warren said in his book The Purpose Driven Life about the purpose of life,

“The purpose of your life is greater than your own personal fulfillment, your peace of mind, or even your happiness. It’s far greater than your family, your career, or even your wildest dreams and ambitions. If you want to know why you were placed on this planet, you must begin with God. You were born by His purpose and for His purpose.”

So, before we can fully understand and be able to do the purpose for our lives, we should first understand that THESE THINGS START AND WILL BEGIN WITH GOD. EVERYTHING STARTS AND ENDS WITH GOD.

He is the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end of ANYTHING and EVERYTHING. (Revelations 1:8)

As the Bible says, Job 12:10 TEV

“It is God who directs the lives of his creatures; everyone’s life is in his power.”

 

 

Edited

December 14, 2016

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... a growing Christian seeking to increase in the knowledge and understanding of the Lord's will upon my life

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