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Summary: God doesn't give a vision that he cannot provide for

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THEME- UNDERSTANDING LIFE PURPOSE

TOPIC- PURSUING YOUR LIFE PURPOSE

TEXT- ISAIAH 43:7, JOSHUA 1:8

A. INTRODUCTION

The problem with many of us today is that we don’t really know who we are. We have either forgotten or simply stopped believing what the Bible says about where we came from and why we are here. Some people have never known. This ignorance of our identity and purpose as humans pervades every society and culture around the world.

B. PUT GOD FIRST – MATTHEW 6:33, PROVERBS 16:3

One important key to understanding and fulfilling your life purpose is to place God first. If you do not put the interest of God first in that your plans, God might back out- Exodus 33:15. Everything in Scripture is presented from the perspective of God’s person, purposes, and ways. God is very jealous both for the reputation of His name and for His glory. (Ex. 20:5b) (Deut. 4:24). God is jealous not in the negative sense of being mistrustful but in the positive sense of being protective and watchful. He is protective of His own.

C. BECOME A DISCIPLE - 2 Timothy 2:15, Philippians 4:9, 2 kings 2:1-13

Whatever you want to become, you must follow it by studying those people who are doing well in that field of life already. You must become a zealous disciple to your master that you admire. Master its principles and become the picture you have painted about yourself. Examples: Apostle Peter to Jesus Christ-Matthew 4:19. Joshua to Moses- Joshua 1:1, Joshua 1:6-8. Timothy to Paul – 2 Timothy 3:10. Paul to Gamaliel- Acts 22:3. Do not stop learning in life especially in the areas of your interest.

D. DISCOVERING AND USING YOUR GIFTS

Gifts are not your life purpose but with your gifts at work in you, your purpose will be fulfilled with ease. Just like a car given to actualize a purpose the same way God has given us gifts to fulfill purpose. The apostles needed the gifts of the Holy Spirit to fulfill the main purpose of the church in Matthew 28:18-20, Acts 2:1-8. 1 Corinthians 12:3-12, Daniel and Joseph used their gifts in the positions of leadership- Genesis 41:39-44, Daniel 6:1-3. Paul before Festus and King Agrippa – Acts 26:24-28.

E. THE PLACE OF PRAYER – ISAIAH 14:24-27, JOHN 15:16, JAMES 5:17-18, PROVERBS 16:9

Prayer is the driving force that helps us to gain access to God’s plan for us and also helps to enforce that plan to this world. Through prayers we defeat the powers of Satan that works to frustrate God’s plan for us. Do not be weary, pray till you receive it. If it is ordained by God, it must surely come to pass- Habakkuk 2:3

God does not give a vision that he does not have the provisions for


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