For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God; not of works, lest any man should boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God before ordained that we should walk in them.
So many times I have taught about our purpose in life and how God has put each of us here for a purpose, but recently it has been revealed to me that our purpose is not just one simple thing but many things in our walk on earth. Often times the Lord sends us to do something in our life. If we are hearing His voice and heeding His voice as we should we then go forth and complete what He sent us to do. But is that one time the end of it? I don’t believe so and I will show you why. The Lord came to this earth to glorify the Father in heaven and gave His life so we can be in a personal relationship with the Father again. This was His main purpose but He fulfilled many other purposes while here on earth. He called the disciples and taught them so they could carry the gospel when He had returned back to the Father. He performed many miracles to show the compassion, love, and power from the Father above, each one being a purpose within its self. Everything Jesus did was to fulfill a purpose for the Father who sent Him.
I began to think on this recently because I had lost the hearing in my right ear and developed a serious balance issue from a disease called Menieres’ Disease. I faced many days of depression because I could no longer physically sing with the worship team or teach classes in my church. Daily tasks I was use to doing became a struggle to complete. I began to wonder what my purpose on earth now was. I felt as if my purpose in life had been taken from me. The person I identified as was no longer there.
I asked the Lord many times, “What do I do now?” Recently I started to ask Him to show me what he wanted me to do. He began to bring back to my memory dreams I had had many years ago. In one dream he carried me into a room that had clear glass walls all around it, in the middle of the room there was a pure white desk and the Lord said sit and write. Then in another dream I was searching for what I thought was my earthly father among tall trees but later came to realize it was my heavenly Father for whom I was searching. In the dream I was carried down a road that lead to a house in which I was lead down a long hallway into a room that had large glass windows that looked out over the most beautiful clear water with pure white sparkles of light shimmering across it. In that room sat a desk and the Lord said sit and write. I have written some poems and in my blog off and on for awhile now but I believe there are things the Lord wants me to say to others through my writing, things that will give them hope and maybe strengthen their faith in times of trouble. I don’t claim to be anything special and if my words touch anyone they are not of me but of my Father in heaven of which I am only an instrument for His glory.
I know I cannot be the only person in life who feels they are no longer the person they use to be for whatever reason. We all have a purpose for being on this earth and we only have an allotted time to fulfill that purpose. Our life upon this earth can be a short time or it can be many years. We may only have a short time to fulfill our purpose or we may have many opportunities to fulfill our purpose for the Father in many different ways. One thing is for sure God did not bring us here to sit by doing nothing for His kingdom, nor did He bring us to this earth to care only about ourselves and what we can get while here on this earth. Our greatest accomplishments are when we do as the Father has called us to do. We are to carry His kingdom forth by loving others and showing them the grace of our Father in heaven through our lives and actions. Our every thought, word, and action should be about showing the goodness of God through us in whatever ability He gives us. Thereby fulfilling our purposes one after the other until our life is finally given over to be received again into the presence of God.
Not how we hear or see or what we have in life will define who we are. Only by our example as a child of the Father, an example that brings others to Him can define who we are as person and as child of our heavenly Father. Our purpose here is for His glory and His glory only. That purpose is not complete until we draw our last breathe no matter what physical state we are in. Even though one chapter of our life has been written doesn’t mean God doesn’t have other chapters to be written in other ways. I encourage you don’t give up if your life has been changed by a circumstance beyond your control. Turn the page and let the Lord guide you into the next chapter of your life.
Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God. When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.
May the Lord bless you and keep you in His loving care and may you never lose sight of His purpose for your life. Jeanette