What's Your Purpose?
We need to let God prepare and teach us to live out His purpose for our lives.
Each and every one of us has a purpose. When God created us, He knew what our purpose in life would be.
"Now the one who has fashioned us for this very purpose is God, who has given us the Spirit as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come. Therefore we are always confident and know that as long as we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord. For we live by faith, not by sight. We aren't confident, I say, and would prefer to be away from the body and at home with the Lord." — 2 Corinthians 5:5-8 (NIV)
Long before we ever had even the tiniest glimpse into how our lives would unfold, God was already at work in us, teaching and preparing us to live out His purpose for our lives. I read something not long ago that stated "God has a stunning vision for our lives. He gives us small glimpses at a time. If He were to show it to us all at once, it would be too much for us to handle." I was in awe of this statement and choose to believe it is incredibly true. God's vision and purpose for our lives has to be absolutely phenomenal even if it is something we cannot see all at once.
God is working in us now. He renews and strengthens us and it's just a small portion of what is to come, what is to be completed in our lives. While awaiting this completion, we have to have faith (Hebrews 11:1) that whatever God chooses to do in our lives, however He teaches and prepares us for what He has next, whatever trials we may go through and lessons we may learn -- that having faith has to be of the utmost importance for the things we cannot readily see and those things we are unable to envision.
It's important to allow God's work in our lives while letting Him prepare and teach us to live out His purpose for us, walking by faith and not by sight and trusting that His vision and purpose for us is so grand that He cannot show it all at once so as not to overwhelm us!
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