My purpose today?

Have you ever wondered what your God given purpose is for today?  Why are you still alive?  What does God want you to do with this day?  I feel like my purpose can’t be too important or God wouldn’t have given it to me.  He would have given it to someone with more knowledge, or skill or personality.  This thought, however, is untrue.  The Bible tells us that we have plans but it’s God’s purpose that prevails.

Proverbs 19:21  Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.

It also tells us that God will reward us according to our deeds and the completion of His purpose for our life.

Jeremiah 32:19 great are your purposes and mighty are you deeds.  Your eyes are open to the ways of all mankind; you reward each person according to their conduct and as their deeds deserve.

Before we are even born God decides our purpose for Him.  In Jeremiah chapter 1 God told Jeremiah the prophet that He determined his purpose before Jeremiah was born.

Jeremiah 1:5 Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.  (sanctified: set apart to be productive for God)

You are important and you are special to God.

To fulfill God’s purpose for your life, first give you life to Him.  He will then complete His plan for you.  God has wonderful plans for you as it says in 1 Corinthians chapter 2.

“What no eye has seen, nor ear heard,
    nor the heart of man imagined,
what God has prepared for those who love him”—

10 these things God has revealed to us through the Spirit. For the Spirit searches everything, even the depths of God. 11 For who knows a person’s thoughts except the spirit of that person, which is in him? So also no one comprehends the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God. 12 Now we have received not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might understand the things freely given us by God. 13 And we impart this in words not taught by human wisdom but taught by the Spirit, interpreting spiritual truths to those who are spiritual.[d]

14 The natural person does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are folly to him, and he is not able to understand them because they are spiritually discerned. 15 The spiritual person judges all things, but is himself to be judged by no one. 16 “For who has understood the mind of the Lord so as to instruct him?” But we have the mind of Christ.

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