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Summary: God has a great plan for our lives which He wants to see fulfilled. He is watching to see that His Word concerning our lives is fulfilled (Jeremiah 1:12). The devil doesn’t want to see this plan actualized. The way he comes about this is to get us to mis

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Introduction

Our lives matter to God. There is a purpose behind your existence…

Ephesians 2: 10 tells us that there are good works which God prepared in advance for us to do. Those good works are God’s plan and purpose for our lives; what He created us to do. God doesn’t wait for you to be an adult before He starts thinking about what you can do for Him or how you can impact lives. He doesn’t even wait until the day you become born again to decide what He wants to use you to do. David, Jeremiah, Isaiah and Paul all discovered that before they were born, God had a plan and purpose for their lives. In Psalm 139: 13, David said “For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb”. In verse 16, he went on to say “all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be”. So David discovered that long before he was even born, God had a plan for His life.

God Himself specifically told Jeremiah in Jeremiah 1:4-5 that “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations”.

Isaiah and Paul also got to understood that God had put in place a plan for their lives even before they were born. In Isaiah 49:1, Isaiah said “Before I was born the Lord called me; from my birth he has made mention of my name”. While Paul in Galatians 1:15 said God set him apart from birth to preach Christ to the Gentiles. That purpose did not change even when men like Paul were persecuting Christians and going in a direction completely different from what God originally planned for His life.

These were men who understood that they were created for a purpose and that understanding greatly affected how they spent their time here on earth.

God’s Purpose for Our Lives Is Actually the Reason Why We Are Alive Today

I don’t know how many of us have bothered to ask about the circumstances leading to our birth. For some of us, it’s a wonder we are alive today because we have been through situations that ordinarily should have taken our lives. We have had some real near death experiences but somehow, through it all, God preserved our lives. Some people had actually tried at some point to even take their lives, but nothing happened. The overdose of drugs and various suicide attempts failed. There are even some of us that before we gave our lives to Christ, we were involved in all kinds of wild and dangerous things. You were drunk and drove into an electric pole, yet came out of that accident without even a scratch. God has been preserving our lives, saving us again and again from all kinds of dangers and attacks because of His plan and purpose for our lives. So it’s not about you, that you are safety conscious person, or you know how to pray and fast very well, or because it has always been your desire to start your own business at 40 that’s why God preserved you to see your 40 birthday. It’s all about God and His purpose for our lives (2 Timothy 1:9). We are alive today because of the divine purpose behind our existence.


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