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Purpose

And who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this?
Esther 4:14 NIV

 

Have you ever felt you were created for something bigger? That “something” is stirring inside of you and you can’t quite put your finger on it?

You wonder, What is my purpose? My calling? My destiny?

 We believe you not only have a very specific purpose but that our Heavenly Father handpicked you to do something bigger than you can imagine, and He will give you everything you need to fulfill your calling.

 We believe there is a reason you are here today. God wants to speak to you, and as you draw near to Him, all that He has created you to be will be revealed.

—an excerpt from Illuminate, written by Lucy Mattern

 You are designed for a purpose

“It was not you who sent me here, but God” (Genesis 45:8 NIV).

“You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives” (Genesis 50:20 NIV).

“For I know the plans I have for you. Plans to prosper and not harm you, plans to give you hope and a future” (Jeremiah 29:11 NIV).

“And who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this?” (Esther 4:14 NIV).

“The Lord will fulfill his purpose for me; your steadfast love, O Lord, endures forever” (Psalm 138:8 NIV).

“In their hearts humans plan their course, but the Lord establishes their steps” (Proverbs 16:9 NIV).

“So is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it” (Isaiah 55:11 NIV).

“You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit—fruit that will last—and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you” (John 15:16 NIV).

“For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do” (Ephesians 2:10 NIV).

“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose” (Romans 8:28 NIV).

“Now the one who has fashioned us for this very purpose is God, who has given us the Spirit as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come” (2 Corinthians 5:5 NIV).

“For it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose” (Philippians 2:13 NIV).

“Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus” (Philippians 1:6 NIV).

“Now may the God of peace, who through the blood of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep, equip you with everything good for doing his will, and may he work in us what is pleasing to him, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen” (Hebrews 13:20–21 NIV).

“For no word from God will ever fail” (Luke 1:37 NIV).

YOU ARE DESIGNED FOR A PURPOSE

It is clear from the Bible that we are designed for a purpose. The questionable part becomes WHAT that purpose is exactly. Since there is no one answer for everybody, discovering your purpose is a personal process. As you grow in relationship with God and embrace His truth, you will understand when He speaks to you, making your purpose, according to Him, clear.

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