YOUR Purpose For Your Life Vs. GOD’s Purpose of Your Life
If there is anything that I have learned about my own life is that whatever I may have thought was the path for my life, was not necessarily the path that God has meant for my life. In other’s words, God has been constantly teaching me about MY WILL vs. GOD’S WILL. And this is a constant struggle of the flesh, in every way to understand. Not to mention, a true test of your surrendering to the Will of God, the Father of Creation. It requires for one to take paths, that are illogical to the human mind. It requires you to uphold God’s Words, to the point of where there will be moments where you may be “alone” in this world. I put “alone” in quotes because you see, when we truly have come to understand the Unconditional Love that Jesus Christ demonstrated on the Cross, at Calvary, we will truly feel within the deepest parts of our inner selves, the presence of the Omnipresent God.
True, we were all created for a purpose. But at times, I feel, that we, as Mankind, tend to think that instead of being guided by the Holy Spirit, to allow for our ego and emotion to dictate our purpose. Well, God puts that in check immediately, doesn’t He? What we have to realize, when we have chosen to take the path to God, the Father of Creation’s, Eternal Kingdom, that HIS WILL, not OURS is done. And His Ways are not of the world’s, but beyond them. It is natural for one to want to feel important. But are we all to serve in the same exact way, for God’s Eternal Kingdom? No. Is that what God requires of all of His Children? No. There is one thing that God does require, EQUALLY, of all of us, as Mankind….and that is to uphold His Laws of Divine Love, at all earthly costs; and faithfully. From the everyday things, to the big moments, in our lives. To see His Existence, in every circumstance, person, and thing we see, hear, smell, taste, and touch, on this earth. To live lives, centered around the teachings of Love, Nonviolence, and Mercy; that which Jesus Christ, His Son, taught through His Earthly Life, Death, and Resurrection.
When we focus on an earthly thing like a “purpose”, we lose focus of our Divine Purpose. Why? Because our Divine Purpose can only be revealed by focusing on Divinity. By focusing on Divnity’s Ways, we will begin to see that God, the Father of Creation, will create circumstances in life, to fulfill HIS WILL, HIS DIVINE PURPOSE of your life. But the surrendering to His Will is required. Trusting in Him, wholeheartedly, in ALL aspects of your life, is required. Whatever may be obvious in the earthly sense, may not be what is God’s Divine Purpose in your life. This is why Jesus Christ, has said, that it is important to be led by the Spirit. That the only thing that is not forgiven in the Eyes of God, is denying the Holy Spirit. If you deny the Holy Spirit, you deny God’s Divine Purpose..God’s Will. We sometimes, want to “feel good”; “feel important”; “remain in the comfort zone”. In reality, however, when we have a God-centered life, we are often called to live outside of our comfort zone. That we are often faced with earthly trials and challenges. And whatever may seem to be obvious by our earthly circumstances, may not be what is obvious to God, the Father of Creation.
You see OUR PURPOSE should be to follow God’s Will of our lives. This is what Jesus Christ instructed, in His Sermon on the Mount, through the “Lord’s Prayer”. That we should pray for “God’s Will to be done…on earth, as it is, in Heaven.” When we focus on Divinity, we will begin to see where the Holy Spirit leads us, as to our Divine Purpose. We have to realize that we have to become broken vessels, in order to separate ourselves from the ways of this world, to which God has said His Ways are not a part of. In order to create an environment within ourselves, for the Holy Spirit, to be able to dwell within ourselves. The Holy Spirit can not dwell in a place where God’s Ways do not exist. This is what I have come to understand.
For in 2 Corinthians 4:1-17:
Therefore, having this ministry by the mercy of God,we do not lose heart. But we have renounced disgraceful, underhanded ways. We refuse to practice cunning or to tamper with God’s word, but by the open statement of the truth we would commend ourselves to everyone’s conscience in the sight of God. And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing. In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. For what we proclaim is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, with ourselves as your servantsfor Jesus’ sake. For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
Treasure in Jars of Clay
But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us. We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed; always carrying in the body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be manifested in our bodies. For we who live are always being given over to death for Jesus’ sake, so that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our mortal flesh. So death is at work in us, but life in you.
Since we have the same spirit of faith according to what has been written, “I believed, and so I spoke,” we also believe, and so we also speak, knowing that he who raised the Lord Jesus will raise us also with Jesus and bring us with you into his presence. For it is all for your sake, so that as grace extends to more and more people it may increase thanksgiving, to the glory of God.
So we do not lose heart. Though our outer selfis wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.