Fulfilling your Purpose

Over the past few weeks I have been sharing about purpose and about living on purpose on my blogs.  I found a great Bible verse that talks about purpose for our conversation today.  It’s from the book of Acts in the New Testament.  Acts 13:36 says “For when David had served God’s purpose in his own generation, he fell asleep; he was buried with his fathers and his body decayed.”

This verse really excites me because it says two important things about David.  But to give a little background, David was famous for all his military victories, great kingly leadership and amazing friendship with God.  He was known as the man after God’s own heart.   But David did have some challenges relationally with women (Bathsheeba, multiple wives etc), and certainly wasn’t a perfect person.

So what 2 things do we learn from this verse.  1: God had a purpose for David.  God’s got a purpose for each and every one of us.  He set it out before we were born and continues showing us the way to go, if we only take the time to stop, listen and obey.

2: David served his purpose.  David didn’t let his purpose go to waste.  David did all he could to listen to God and to Godly counsel.  As a result, when David died, he had fulfilled his purpose.

Our challenge is two-fold.  First, we have to find our purpose in life.  If we take the time to find our purpose, we will be able to see clearly which of the multitude of opportunities that come our way are in line with our purpose and help us fulfill that purpose.  Second, when you have to make decisions in your life, always choose in favor of your life purpose and passions.

God gave each of us a special purpose on top of serving Him and sharing His message of salvation with the world.  I encourage you to learn and live by your purpose.

Share your life purpose below!


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