God has a purpose and a calling on every individual…
If you are alive today, then that alone is the evidence that God has a reason for your being here.
However here’s the deal, if we aren’t willing to count the cost, in order that we may become a disciple (follower)
of Christ (Luke 14:28), to pursue after God, with all of our heart mind and strength (Deut 4:29, Deut 6:5, Jer 29:13, Luke 10:27); after having first obeyed the Gospel’s message, to have our sins forgiven and be born-again, then as per Jesus’ own words, nothing else will matter, because we will never even be able to see God, let alone achieve our destiny (John 3:3, 10:9, 14:6, Acts 4:12).
As born-again Christians, we must make it our mission and goal in lIfe to learn of God, by our total immersion in both God’s Word and Spirit.
We are now to become intimately acquainted with the person of the Holy Spirit, whom the Bible says is now our “Comforter.
The Greek word translated “Comforter” or “Counselor” – as found in John 14:16, 26; 15:26 and 16:7 – is parakletos or paraclete – meaning the Holy Spirit is our lifelong Guide and Director from now on.
It is the Holy Spirit who gives us illumination and understanding in God’s Word and helps us to apply that Word to our lives, that we may gain wisdom, counsel and direction for our lives (John 16:13).
It is also through the Holy Spirit that we receive power from on high, that enables us to go out into the world and do the job that God is calling us to do (Acts 1:8).
All of this however requires that we have a teachable spirit and that we are willing to submit to God’s directions and instructions, as found in His Word (which is our “Operations Manual” for life and ministry); but should we choose rather to exercise our free will and go another way, in a different direction, apart from God, then He will find someone else to take our place; and we will have no connection with Him in eternity.
God has given to each of us the free will to choose, to say yes or no to Him; and so the choice as to whether we will ever fulfill our destiny and purpose in life is entirely ours.
In the following video, Daniel Kolenda and Reinhard Bonnke deliver a powerful and sobering message about the call of God upon our lives.
God’s purposes will come to pass one way or another. If we won’t do what God has called us to do, then He will find someone else who will do it, and do it with joy.
There isn’t a manufacture on the earth who ever created something, be it a product, a machine or anything else for that matter, and then afterwards tried to decide how to use it or what it’s for.
The beginning of every product is first cast as a vision or dream in the mine of its creator;
And before any drawings or engineering blueprints are drawn up, in the mind of its creator there is already a vision or dream, and a purpose for that product’s existence – be it a problem that needs to be solved, or some sort of remedy or a solution in order to meet a need.
As our Creator, God is no different.
New Living Translation (NLT)
13 You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body
and knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14 Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex!
Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it.
15 You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion,
as I was woven together in the dark of the womb.
16 You saw me before I was born.
Every day of my life was recorded in your book.
Every moment was laid out
before a single day had passed.
17 How precious are your thoughts about me, O God.
They cannot be numbered!
For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.
1 John 2:6
He who says he abides in Him (Jesus) ought himself also to walk just as He walked.
In Christ we too have been claimed as God’s own possession, since we were predestined according to the one purpose of him who accomplishes all things according to the counsel of his will.
Come join the adventure while you still can!