Updated: May 27
One of life's biggest questions is, "what is my purpose". Many people ponder this question in hopes of steering their lives in a productive and fulfilling direction.
Everyone Wants to Know Why? & How?
Is it even possible to truly know my purpose? It would be very weird for you to read the previous question in hopes of the answer "no". As a Christian we hope deep down for the answer "Yes". Every person on the face of the planet is interested in why they are here and the details to how to live a fulfilled live.
Before we get to Why let's talk about Anatomy
The answer of why you are here and what your perfect life to be is, will make more sense when you understand your practical make up.
In genesis 1:26 God made Adam the first human being. "Let us make man in our image, after our likeness"
This is a powerful verse that describes the very essence of a human being. First you are made in God's "Image" and then you are made in God's "Likeness". You are made in the image of God. When anyone looks at your face they know what God looks like. When anyone opens you up physically they will see you look like God. Your practical make up is like Gods.
You are made in the likeness of God. You were made to function like God. When anyone or anything sees you express yourself, talking, singing, walking, running, they are seeing the likeness of God. When anyone sees you owning a business, making a new art design, or writing goals down, they are seeing the functions of God.
God made you like this not by accident but after much thought. The Holy Spirit spent much time hovering over the World which was void and formless at the time thinking of what you should be like and what this world needed to be like to house you.
"In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.2 The earth was without form, and void; and darkness[a] was on the face of the deep.And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters" Gen 1:2
The Hebrew word hovering translates to the English word for "Brooding" which literally means to "Think of a successful outcome". God spent time thinking your every detail how He could make you like Him with similar abilities and features.
Many Christians Fail to Have a Revelation of Their Purpose because They Don't Believe They are Supernatural.
Starting from this point you can begin to see you were Intentional, you are like something that already existed, and you are supernatural. If you are made like God then any life less than a supernatural life is going to confuse you and leave you feeling unfulfilled in certain areas.
It is because you are a Christian, born again, that this knowledge is revealed to you now and you can accept it. The World is searching but you have been found. This means you belonged somewhere and for a bit you had been out of the hands of the one you belonged to.
The One Who You Belong to Knows Exactly What You Can Do in This Life to be Fulfilled.
You belonged somewhere and had a purpose. God said to Jeremiah, "Before I formed you in the womb I knew you;
Before you were born I sanctified you;
I ordained you a prophet to the nations" (Jeremiah 1:5)
Here God is giving us a key which is shown through out scripture that He "knew" Jeremiah before he was conceived then birthed into a fallen world. God during that time says Jeremiah was ordained and sanctified (set-apart).
The word knew is the word "Yada" in the Hebrew which means intimately know something having a relationship. Before Jeremiah entered into this natural world God says that he had a relationship with God. This means that Jeremiahs spirit knew God before it was birthed with a soul and flesh on earth! Just like Adam and Eve!
Gen 1:27 God created Adam and Eve and said this to them. "So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him;male and female He created them.28 Then God blessed them, and God said to them,“Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”
but then in Gen 2 we see God formed them. "And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being." Gen 2:7
Is this a mistake? No. Adam and Eve were not living until God gave them a soul and flesh, fulfilling His plan to make them in His Image and Likeness - Spirit, Soul, Flesh: Father, Son, Holy Spirit. So Adam's spirit was first created and God spoke to it purpose and destiny then God birthed Adam into a natural world created for him to live in.
You were probably taught something different, I know. But the bible is true! This is the stepping stone for understanding how you were created and your purpose. What joy I found to know I belong to God and He spoke to me a destiny and purpose of a life I could live a life I could "fulfill".
Many have argued with me on this point but I ask them if they are fulfilled. Most can't answer the question properly. The word, Yada from Jeremiah 1:5 is the same "Knew" that Jesus said many God will say to them, "I never KNEW you." I have heard countless sermons on that point but few on the fact God "knew" us before we were born.
You Have The Ability to "Fulfill" the Life God Once Spoke to Your Spirit. This is the Perfect Will of God
What does this mean for you and I. I have known through experience it is the truth that sets you free. Rather the "Truth you KNOW that will set you free". (John 8:32 ESV). Never worry about "if" you have purpose again! You are free to know you have purpose and that your spirit has details to this purpose. That's what it means to live a "fulfilled" life! It is a fulfillment of what was set up to be fulfilled.
I challenge you to take this truth and apply it as you begin to dive deeper into the Word of God. Allow the Word to Renew your mind (Rom 12:2) so you may understand what your spirit already knows! You don't need me to tell you what your Purpose is. You are in need of a revelation of the purpose deep inside you.
May the Word which is a mirror of who you already are (James 1:23) be opened to you this day. I pray God reveal and remind you of every detail He has for your life. May you live in the perfect will of God and not continue onto the permissible will. I see you being fulfilled as you walk out the Call of God on your life.
In His service,