I have a purpose?Do you?These are common statements, yet we discover many frustrated people chasing or advancing themselves to the degree that nothing else matters. While I believe in destiny, each one of us being created, as the scripture puts it ”…for good works…” I see that the context of the arresting of the Divine in our lives is sometimes sidelined and misquoted which brings about frustration.
We have been born and set in place to fulfil the will of the Father, our destiny, never mind what we think it might be, finds its source and positioning in the will of God. Our names have been included in the bringing about of the Father, Son and Spirit’s will, this is where we find the most fulfilling and a destiny that is true. A destiny that is not self willed, self-centred, or self-seeking but being poured out for the Divine Call that is on every ones life.
I believe it is time to re-orient ourselves so we can fulfil the will of God.
Spiritual Blessings in Christ
3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, 4 even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love 5 he predestined us for adoption as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, 6 to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved.
This passage explodes into the life of the Christ follower, it pulsates, it moves at a pace. Just as Paul whose thoughts inspired by the Holy Spirit he lets lose in a 10 verse explosion of vocabulary with out a pause in Eph 1. Some say this is the longest sentence in written form, no breath, no commas, no fullstops!
THE EXPLOSION OF “BLESSED BE THE GOD AND FATHER OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRISt WHO HAS BLESSED US WITH EVERY SPIRITUAL BLESSING IN THE HEAVENLY PLACES IN CHRIST JESUS
An excitement over what God has done for us. Paul says it is glorious, it takes your breath away what has taken place in Christ with us.
Can you feel Paul’s revelation, can you feel his passion as you try read the 10 verses without commas, and pauses?
We are included! we are Involved! See it with Paul! Paul communicates all history has changed and he is inspired by it.
Paul says this is our destiny, to give ourselves not to gain position, quotas, elevation, greater church numbers, more books or TV, bigger and better (is this not competition), events and churches, but to be a part of Divine Destiny. I have a destiny, you have a destiny, it is to be inspired with God’s Destiny and give our selves to it, so we can fulfil the good works set for us as we pursue the destiny of God we embrace our personal destiny. My Destiny is found in pursuit of Gods’.
So what do I do find people who are giving themselves to “Making God Great”,by following the eternal set ways, setting Father, Son and Holy Spirit goal as first order and not promoting their church, their ministry but giving all they have to serve the Destiny of God. Let us be part of a transformation that releases a fulfilled people of God as they give all to Gods’ Goal
In the next few blogs I will look at this inspiring destiny, all our initiatives, all our transformation, missional involvement and everything we involve with must find its source in the destiny of God, not simply caught on achieving my Destiny, but achieving Gods Destiny is actually achieving my Destiny God has a goal!