Why are we on this earth? What is the purpose of humanity? Where did we come from?
The world cries out for a purpose. The world cries out for knowledge of their origin. When we the people who know, don’t answer their cries they turn back to the world. It is our job and our right to answer the cries of the people. We are the mouthpieces of the heavenly Father. We are the temples of the Holy Spirit (1 Cor. 6:19) designed with a voice to cry out in the wilderness preparing the way of the Lord. John the Baptist wasn’t the only one created to speak what the Lord would prepare the world for. The prophets of old and the disciples of Jesus were not the only ones given to minister the words of the Father in the earth.
We are the voice to be heard for we are the ones who hear the inaudible. We have the eyes to see those in need and allow God to use us to meet those needs.
I’m going to tell you something that you might not like, but it’s truth. You were not created to be a mom. You were not created to be a student. You were not created to be a successful lawyer. You were not created to be an artist. I was not created to be a writer.
We were created to be children of God and conduits of his power to a lost and dying world. He uses the avenues of our earthly existence to reach those people crying out. He uses your role as a mother to train up more of God’s precious creation to love him (Prov. 22:6) and be loved by him. He uses your motherhood to reach other moms who can’t cope with life and show them a love and strength greater than any pill. He uses the position in your classroom and campus to minister the healing touch that only Jesus has. He uses your influence among your peers to lead a life worthy of their calling and even that they indeed are called to be light in the world( Matt. 5:14) as you are.
All the careers and jobs and desires and interests are placed in you on purpose and if you haven’t used them to honor God with (1 Pet. 4:10), then you aren’t using them properly.
Those jobs, careers, interests, and desires are NOT your purpose. Your purpose is to live devoted as a child of God who practices the gifts he gives. These gifts are not designed to make you who you are, they are designed to facilitate obedience to the call on your life.
So why is MOST of your time spent focused on the gifts?
Why are those the priority list?
Here’s a secret that shouldn’t be a secret: when Jesus is your only priority, he coordinates and collaborates and orchestrates all the earthly things necessary in accomplishing HIS will (Matt. 6:33).
Why do you think it’s necessary to accomplish any task not in direct relation to Jesus?
“Well my kids need to go to soccer practice. There is a practical aspect to life!” Did you ask the Holy Spirit if your kid should even be in soccer? If the answer was yes then, “Commit your actions to the Lord and your plans will succeed.” Prov. 16:3 It still takes making Jesus the priority.
“Not EVERYTHING is spiritual, don’t be flaky!” Yes everything is spiritual because we are a spirit we have a soul and we live in a body and we serve a spirit and the spirit of God dwells in us (Rom. 8:10).
We are a people who lives by faith not by sight (2 Cor. 5:7). See the invisible and live by faith in the word God has planted in your hearts. The word that has the power to save your souls! (Ja. 1:21)
EVERYTHING in this life pertains to God’s will being accomplished in preparation for his return. If something, anything is in your life that isn’t a DIRECT correlation to the heart of God and the desire he’s planted in you as a facet of accomplishing his plan, then cut it from your life immediately.
“Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.” This is he who was spoken of through the prophet Isaiah:“A voice of one calling in the wilderness, ‘Prepare the way for the Lord, make straight paths for him.’ Matthew 3:2-3
Be the answer to the heart cry of the world by living in the manner God directed you to live in so that your light may shine before men.(Matt. 5:16) Be bold in your approach! Time is short and we don’t want to face the judgement seat with only a life lived to satisfy ourselves.