Everyone has a purpose!
No one is an accident; everyone was created to make a generational imprint.
That’s right, and this includes you.
“15. You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion, as I was woven together in the dark of the womb. 16. You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed.”Psalms 139:15-16
The problem is that too many people don’t live with purpose. This creates issues because identity is formed through wrong influences, and our path in life takes wrong turns and ideas.
All this comes from the enemy, who comes to steal, kill, and destroy. He intends to get us out of purpose and into trouble. He is living a life that pecks at the ground like a chicken when God has called to soar like an eagle.
But Jesus defeated the enemy, and we can have a purpose that fulfills our lives and makes a difference.
This purpose may not include being famous or wealthy or having everything you want. But it does involve being content, having everything you need and having a healthy life.
This is found in Jesus.
The question is, what’s our purpose?
There’s a specific purpose for each person in the world. Then, there’s a general purpose for Christians.
To discover our specific purpose, we must do the general purpose for every Christian.
That is, reaching people far from God.
“For the Son of Man came to seek and save those who are lost.” Luke 19:10.
If Jesus didn’t seek for you, you would be lost. But the grace of God finds you, and he used multiple people in your life.
Now, he wants to use you for someone else. This is our purpose as Christians, and when we step toward others, we discover our purpose from God.
The question is, will we reach for those God puts in our lives?
The truth is, through Jesus, we can make a difference that impacts eternity. We do this by reaching out to others and showing them who Jesus is.
Who is far from God in your life?
You can reach them!
So, here are three things you can do to reach those around you.
First, make a prayer list of three to five people far from God.
Once you have this list, begin to pray over them. Ask God to save them and to open opportunities to share Jesus with them. Ask God to convict them of sin and to draw them to Jesus.
He will answer your prayers and begin to move on the people you pray for and on the opportunity to share Jesus with them.
Second, invite them to church.
The power of an invite is exponential. You never know how one invite can impact that person, their family, and many more. I believe that too many times, we underestimate the power of inviting people to church.
Knowing that only two percent of church-going people invite others to church is crucial.
We need more Christians inviting and reaching for others. God is using it, and who knows what can happen when we ask?
Third, embrace the people in your life.
This means your coworkers, neighbors, extended family, and beyond. They are around you because you have the light of Jesus in you. This is on purpose, and it’s for a reason. To shine for all to see!
However, we quickly get stuck in personalities, those we like and don’t like. Those who live like us and those who don’t. Those who do wrong things and those who do less wrong things. All of this and more is usually where we land, but God has called us higher.
He’s called us to make a difference.
He’s called us to shine for him as we help others come to Jesus.
After all, eternity is waiting for every person. The question is, where will they go?
We can have a Christ-filled eternity or a Godless eternity. What we do with Jesus determines this.
So, we must reach for others and let them see Jesus.
This is God’s purpose for all of us, and when we start here, we will discover the specific goal. But notice, it begins by doing something bigger than ourselves.
The purpose of our lives will always be more significant than our lives. So we must live for something more, be a giver, and watch what God does with that.
You can make a difference!