CALLED WITH A PURPOSE
“Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner: but be thou partaker of the afflictions of the gospel according to the power of God; Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own PURPOSE and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began, But is now made manifest by the appearing of our Savior Jesus Christ, who hath abolished death, and hath brought life and immortality to light through the gospel: Whereunto I am appointed a preacher, and an apostle, and a teacher of the Gentiles” 2 Tim. 1:8-11 KJV
The purpose of your life is far greater than your own personal fulfillment, your peace of mind, or even your happiness. It’s far greater than having a spouse and greater than your vocation or career; and even your wildest dreams and ambitions. If you want to know why you were placed on this planet, you must begin with the purpose of God. You were born by his purpose and for his purpose. As a matter of fact you were created only for His purpose. Everything in you and given to you be it talent, gifts and even educational achievements are to be used to fulfill kingdom mandate.
“Then the word of the Lord came to me [Jeremiah], saying, Before I formed you in the womb I knew [and] approved of you [as My chosen instrument], and before you were born I separated and set you apart, consecrating you; [and] I appointed you as a prophet to the nations” Jeremiah 1:4-5 KJV
Don’t just be PREGNANT with PURPOSE. Give BIRTH to it. Nations are waiting on your Divine seed of LEGACY – Linda Johnson
Jeremiah was pregnant with purpose and was almost stagnated not fulfilling it until God had to come and remind him of the awesome calling upon his life which must be birthed forth.
God has a unique way of communicating His purpose to us in this age called the “dahbar” word which is the present truth or the proceeding word from the throne room of grace. It is fresh and smelling of heaven because it is good smelling and fragranced like fresh oven baked bread. It is light and not burdensome and it refreshes our soul because it lays bare the mindset of God concerning His intent, will and purpose which has been afore concluded concerning that which the Godhead had agreed that we shall perform as men and women called by God.
We are ambassadors of the kingdom of heaven called, ordained and empowered to enforce the kingdom of God upon planet earth to the point such that this earth realm is turned into the kingdom of our God.
“Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee.” Jer. 1:5 KJV
“See, I have this day set thee over the nations and over the kingdoms, to root out, and to pull down, and to destroy, and to throw down, to build, and to plant. Moreover the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, Jeremiah, what seest thou? And I said, I see a rod of an almond tree” Jer. 1:10-11 KJV
Points in Jeremiah’s life and call:–
1. God predestinated him [Eph. 1:11]. “Before I formed thee” [vs. 5]
2. God knew him. “I knew thee.” [vs. 5]
2. God sanctified him. “I sanctified thee.” [vs. 5]
3. God ordained him. “I ordained thee.” [vs. 5]
4. God sent him. “for thou shalt go to all that I shall send thee” [vs. 7]. End time Apostolic… “sent out ones” ministry
5. God commanded him. “whatsoever I command thee thou shalt speak” [vs. 7].
6. God encouraged him. “Be not afraid of their faces” [vs. 8]
7. God accompanying him to deliver him and to do the work. “for I am with thee to deliver thee” [vs. 8]
8. God spoke through him. “I have put My words in thy mouth.” [vs. 9]
9. God empowered him “I am sending you with authority” [vs. 10 CEV]
10. God envision him, gave him ability to see into the spiritual realm… “See I have given thee… I see an almond tree”
11. God gave him domain to rule over. “I have set thee over the nations and over the kingdoms”
12. God gave him grace to destroy the works of darkness…”to root out, and to pull down, and to destroy and to throw down”
13. God gave him ability to build and to plant the kingdom of God on planet Earth. “To build and to plant”
With this, we are so sure of Jeremiah’s calling, no matter what happens in the process of time, Jeremiah kept going on with the calling because he had a definite encounter with his Lord who called him.
“Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it” 1Thess. 5:24KJV
“The One who called you is completely dependable. If he said it, he’ll do it!” 1 Thess. 5:24 MSSG
We must remember that such a vision comes only to the man who is worthy of it, and, in a measure, prepared for it. Jeremiah, like Isaiah at his call, was a young man—he cannot have been over twenty-five. The decadent situation of our nation today like in the days of Jeremiah, somebody must stand up and speak for God; and there must be within us consciously the feeling that ours is the voice that must be lifted up on behalf of Jehovah God.
We must know that we are the man ordained to be used by God. Our whole wonderful life and career just like Jeremiah’s birth, youth, and experiences in life are all geared towards knowing and serving God. We must see that God had been thinking of us, caring for us, preparing life encounters and even our ministry and congregation before we were born like Jeremiah. Clearly, if the past and present have any meaning at all, we are God’s marked man. We are marked for anointing, marked for success, marked for prosperity, marked for great grace, marked to perform miracles signs and wonders, marked to take the gospel to the nations of the world. I AM MARKED!
No human life is hidden from God, we have been preordained or predestinated to serve God acceptably. You may be in the valley waiting for your day of showing. Have the assurance that your day of showing must come! It is guaranteed!
“…the word of God came unto John the son of Zacharias in the wilderness” Luke 3:2 KJV
Our great nation Nigeria used to be colonized by Britain and after years of colonial rule our mentality, perception, way of life was gradually but surely changed to become like theirs. Though they drink tea because of their extremely cold temperature country but we have imbibed the culture. So have we imbibed their English language and even the wearing of suits.
So also, we have been introduced to the kingdom of God and we are ordained to imbibe the culture of the heavenly kingdom and also teach others through discipleship so that they also can become like Master Jesus who exemplified kingdom living on this planet.
“And His gifts were [varied; He Himself appointed and gave men to us] some to be apostles (special messengers), some prophets (inspired preachers and expounders), some evangelists (preachers of the Gospel, traveling missionaries), some pastors (shepherds of His flock) and teachers. His intention was the perfecting and the full equipping of the saints (His consecrated people), [that they should do] the work of ministering toward building up Christ’s body (the church), [That it might develop] until we all attain oneness in the faith and in the comprehension of the [full and accurate] knowledge of the Son of God, that [we might arrive] at reallymature manhood (the completeness of personality which is nothing less than the standard height of Christ’s own perfection), the measure of the stature of the fullness of the Christ and the completeness found in Him. So then, we may no longer be children, tossed [like ships] to and fro between chance gusts of teaching and wavering with every changing wind of doctrine, [the prey of] the cunning and cleverness of unscrupulous men, [gamblers engaged] in every shifting form of trickery in inventing errors to mislead” Ephesians 4:11-14 AMP.
The watchword is …“that [we might arrive] at really mature manhood (the completeness of personality which is nothing less than the standard height of Christ’s own perfection), the measure of the stature of the fullness of the Christ and the completeness found in Him”.
It is God who directs the lives of his creatures; everyone’s life is in his hand. We are not just called to be ministers but we all have specific calls and directives of what to do according to what God has purposed for us to do. It is about becoming what God created you to be.
We must not speculate in order to discover God’s will or counsel for our lives but we must receive them by revelation either the one written in the Holy Scriptures or the one that God open our spiritual ears to hear or eyes to see. The easiest way to discover the purpose of an invention is to ask the creator of it. The same is true for discovering your life’s purpose: Ask God.