"For this purpose the son of God was manifested that he might destroy the works of the devil"(1John 3:8)
Everything and everyone in this life has a purpose. Jesus had a purpose for coming to the world. The Bible states that: ‘For this purpose the son of man was made manifest (was revealed ) that he might destroy the works of the enemy’. This tell us that if Jesus did not serve this purpose, we will never be able to overcome the enemy. We will be helpless. But he was revealed so that we can overcome all the works of the enemy. He had to go through the cross and bear the pain, shame and humiliation so that we can have a good life not only here on earth below but also to give eternal life to those who believe in him. That was his purpose and he served it faithfully. This tells us that we also have a purpose to fulfill in this world. God did not just create us just to occupy space, no, he had a better purpose than that. He has engineered us for a purpose that is unique to us and we must be willing to live that purpose. Until we get closer to him, we will never be able to fully understand his purpose for our lives. We will wander and meander through the maze trying to figure it out all by ourselves. We will waste valuable time trying to apply our own logic and reasoning only to find ourselves where we started. We need to understand that we can’t truly and fully live our purpose outside of God’s will for us. We may have success but outside of God’s will we will never be fulfilled.
You have a divine assignment that is tailor-made for you. You can therefore not effectively serve a purpose you were not designed for. The Bible states in 2nd Timothy 2:20 But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honour, and some to dishonour. This tells you each vessel has a purpose. Some are for noble use others are for ordinary use, but the bottom line is; they are all useful. There are purposes that cannot be served with gold vessels no matter how good and precious these vessels are. Each vessel must serve its own purpose.
As humans beings we often find ourselves wanting to serve even where we don’t belong. We all like to be associated with noble tasks. We forget that a wooden spoon is for a specific purpose that’s fits it and a metal spoon has its own purpose too. A golden vessel and earthen vessel has their own unique purposes. You cannot use an earthen vessel to serve a purpose reserved for a gold vessel, this will be a misuse of that vessel. In the same way, we cannot serve a purpose we are not made for. We will not fit into that purpose no matter how hard we try. We want to serve the wrong purpose because it is popular and appealing. We end up struggling so much for failing to identity our purpose. We wear ourselves out in vain. God will never reward us for serving where we were not called to serve. He will reward us for serving his rightful purposes for us.
It is therefore imperative that we understand what the will and purpose of God is for our lives. The reason why we are sometimes confused, frustrated and angry is because we are positioned in the wrong lane. We are trying to run somebody else’s race. We put so much effort at pursuing other people’s destinies. We miss our own destiny in the process. Until we understand the purpose for which we were created, we will never fully enjoy our lives. Our lives will never be fulfilling. Your purpose is tied to your gifts and talents. Stop envying other people’s talents and gifts and focus on your gifts and talents. There’s a reason why God gave you those gifts, to empower you to fulfill your purpose on earth. Make use of them and you will find that you will start to enjoy life. You will become a happier and a more fulfilled person as you serve through your gifts and talents. Your purpose will become clearer as you continually use your gifts and talents.