There is a purpose for your life and there is a divine God-given purpose for your life. The first one is the purpose and goals that you set for yourself. The second is the purpose—and assignments that go along with it—that the Lord God has ordained for you from the beginning of time. It was the latter in Abram’s case: Now the Lord had said to Abram: “Get out of your country, from your family and from your father’s house, to a land that I will show you. I will make you a great nation; I will bless you and make your name great; and you shall be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and I will curse him who curses you; and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.” Genesis 12:1-3
It is very important that you stay in line with the Lord God’s Word. At the time when the Lord God spoke to Abram, there was no written word, just the Lord God speaking to His representative. Understand this, when the Lord God makes a promise, He always keeps it. For all the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God through us. 2 Corinthians 1:20
I recall what the angel Gabriel said to Mary concerning the birth of Jesus Christ through her: For with God nothing will be impossible. Luke 1:37 Now, the question is, does your purpose line up with the will of our Father for your life? The only way you will know that is by allowing His Word to saturate your mind and being tuned in to the guidance of the Holy Spirit. By obeying and living according to His Word, you will discover your purpose in this life. A man’s mind plans his way [as he journeys through life], But the Lord directs his steps and establishes them. Proverbs 16:9 AMP
One of the greatest examples of an individual with a purpose and assignment was a young shepherd boy by the name of David, whom the Lord God had chosen to be King of Israel. Keep in mind that the Lord God picked David to be king first hand when David was very young. Now the Lord said to Samuel, “How long will you mourn for Saul, seeing I have rejected him from reigning over Israel? Fill your horn with oil, and go; I am sending you to Jesse the Bethlehemite. For I have provided Myself a king among his sons.” 1 Samuel 16:1
Long before the Lord God had informed Samuel, His representative, that David was to be king, the Lord God protected David and gave him courage to protect and defend his father’s sheep. David explains his exploits to King Saul: And Saul said to David, “You are not able to go against this Philistine to fight with him; for you are a youth, and he a man of war from his youth.”
But David said to Saul, “Your servant used to keep his father’s sheep, and when a lion or a bear came and took a lamb out of the flock, I went out after it and struck it, and delivered the lamb from its mouth; and when it arose against me, I caught it by its beard, and struck and killed it. Your servant has killed both lion and bear; and this uncircumcised Philistine will be like one of them, seeing he has defied the armies of the living God.” Moreover David said, “The Lord, who delivered me from the paw of the lion and from the paw of the bear, He will deliver me from the hand of this Philistine.” 1 Samuel 17;33-37 Know this, the Lord God had His purpose and assignment for David before his birth. Before David would take over as king, the Lord God gave him several assignments. One of his assignments was to slay the giant Philistine called Goliath. He did it with just a sling and a stone.
It wasn’t in his own power, but in the power and protection of God’s assignment on his life. David couldn’t lose because this was God’s Will!
Remember, any time the Lord God gives you a purpose and assignment, there will always be victory. Moreover David said, “The Lord, who delivered me from the paw of the lion and from the paw of the bear, He will deliver me from the hand of this Philistine.”
And Saul said to David, “Go, and the Lord be with you!”
So Saul clothed David with his armor, and he put a bronze helmet on his head; he also clothed him with a coat of mail. David fastened his sword to his armor and tried to walk, for he had not tested them. And David said to Saul, “I cannot walk with these, for I have not tested them.” So David took them off.
Then he took his staff in his hand; and he chose for himself five smooth stones from the brook, and put them in a shepherd’s bag, in a pouch which he had, and his sling was in his hand. And he drew near to the Philistine. So the Philistine came, and began drawing near to David, and the man who bore the shield went before him. And when the Philistine looked about and saw David, he disdained him; for he was only a youth, ruddy and good-looking. So the Philistine said to David, “Am I a dog, that you come to me with sticks?”
And the Philistine cursed David by his gods. And the Philistine said to David, “Come to me, and I will give your flesh to the birds of the air and the beasts of the field!”
Then David said to the Philistine, “You come to me with a sword, with a spear, and with a javelin. But I come to you in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied. This day the Lord will deliver you into my hand, and I will strike you and take your head from you. And this day I will give the carcasses of the camp of the Philistines to the birds of the air and the wild beasts of the earth, that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel.
Then all this assembly shall know that the Lord does not save with sword and spear; for the battle is the Lord’s, and He will give you into our hands.”
So it was, when the Philistine arose and came and drew near to meet David, that David hurried and ran toward the army to meet the Philistine. Then David put his hand in his bag and took out a stone; and he slung it and struck the Philistine in his forehead, so that the stone sank into his forehead, and he fell on his face to the earth. So David prevailed over the Philistine with a sling and a stone, and struck the Philistine and killed him. But there was no sword in the hand of David. Therefore David ran and stood over the Philistine, took his sword and drew it out of its sheath and killed him, and cut off his head with it.
And when the Philistines saw that their champion was dead, they fled. 1 Samuel 17:37-51
My question to you is this: How can you lose when the King has given you a purpose and an assignment to fulfill? When you are obedient to His Word and follow the leading of the Governor—the Holy Spirit—you can’t lose. Remember you are eternally protected when you follow God’s purpose for your life. When that purpose is complete, according so His Will, you will be free to go to the Father. So we are always confident, even though we know that as long as we live in these bodies we are not at home with the Lord. For we live by believing and not by seeing. Yes, we are fully confident, and we would rather be away from these earthly bodies, for then we will be at home with the Lord. 2 Corinthians 5:6-8 NLT
Once again remember, your faith in the Lord Jesus is your greatest asset in His Kingdom.
All scriptures are New King James translation except where noted.
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