7 Keys to Discover Your Purpose & God’s Calling For Your Life
What is your purpose & God’s calling for your life ? That is the question many Christians wonder about and seek an answer to. Is it for full time ministry, or to be a missionary, or to be a lay person, or …?
When most people hear the word “God’s calling” they think of when God calls someone to be a pastor. Or a missionary. Or some type of full time ministry. The problem with this is that God has a purpose and a calling for every Christian. The majority of Christians will not be called into full time ministry.
So what are the keys to discover your purpose & God’s calling for your life. The Bible holds the keys.
Some Guidelines From God’s Word
The Bible offers some insight into how to discover your purpose & God’s calling for your life. God has already called you. God’s calling is in His word.
You need to prayerfully seek God and ask Him to help you to discern His will. And His special plan for your life. And your purpose & God’s calling for your life. Ask God to give you the faith and courage to follow, wherever and however He leads you. Ask God for discernment to find the keys to discover your purpose & God’s calling for your life.
You will be happiest and full of joy when you are in the middle of God’s will and plan.
7 Keys To Discover Your Purpose & God’s Calling
1. Your Purpose & God’s Calling Is First To A Restored Relationship With Him
Only by repenting for your sins, placing your faith in Jesus Christ, and receiving Jesus as your Lord and Savior can you have a restored relationship with God. Our sins cause us to have a broken relationship with God. Nothing can repair this broken relationship with God. Not religion or church. Not trying to be good morally. And not by trying to do more good than bad in your life. Only Jesus Christ can save us from our sins and restore us to a right relationship with God.
“I (Jesus) am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”- John 14:6
“The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.” – Mark 1:15
“to all who received Jesus, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God.” – John 1:12
2. After Salvation Your Purpose & God’s Calling Is To Have Close Fellowship With God
Eternal life and being a Christian is not just about accepting Jesus as your Lord & Savior, then waiting around to go to heaven. It is about a restored relationship and then close intimacy with God. And spending time with God and getting to know Him. And serving Him and obeying Him because you love Him.
“Now this is eternal life: that they may know you the only true God and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent” – John 17:3
Koinania Fellowship With God
“God is faithful, through whom you were called into fellowship (Greek word “koinania”) with His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.” – 1 Corinthians 1:9
Koinania is the original Greek word used in this verse to describe the kind of close fellowship that God desires to have with His children. The best definition of “koinania” fellowship is: The closest possible fellowship with God, and complete unity with God (same heart as God), and a partnership with God in His kingdom work & mission.
Once you have close fellowship and intimacy with God, God will invite you to join Him in His kingdom work and mission. He will call you to have a partnership with Him where He will use you to help fulfill His kingdom work and mission.
”No longer do I call you slaves, for the slave does not know what his master is doing. But I have called you friends, for all things that I have heard from My Father I have made known to you.” – John 15:15
” You are my friends if you do what I command.” – John 15:14
“God’s call is for you to be His loyal friend, for whatever purpose He has for your life.” – Oswald Chambers – My Utmost For His Highest
3. God Has A Special & Unique Purpose & Plan For Your Life
”For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” – Jeremiah 29:11
Jeremiah 29:11 tells us that God has special plans for your life. Plans to bless you and prosper you. The next two verses spell out the necessary conditions for you to discover His plans and to receive the benefit of His plans.
You Need To Seek God With All Your Heart To Discover God’s Calling
“Then when you call upon Me and come and pray to Me, I will hear you. When you search for Me, You will find Me; if you seek Me with all your heart” – Jeremiah 29:12-13
You need to seek God with all your heart. First to know Him personally, not just know about Him. And then to seek and know His calling and His plans for your life. This takes desire and effort and determination. And you will need to spend quality time in prayer and God’s word.
” God will instruct him in the way chosen for him.” – Psalm 25:12
” You are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His wonderful light.” – 1 Peter 2:9
” For we are God’s workmanship (“precious masterpiece”), created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” – Ephesians 2:10
You are God’s precious masterpiece. God has created you to have a restored relationship and then close fellowship with Him. And God then wants you to have a special purpose and meaning in your life, by joining Him in His kingdom work and mission.
In Part 2 we will continue to find the keys to discover your purpose & God’s calling on your life.
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