Our destiny and purpose in life is something that has mystified man since the beginning of time. But we have the Bible, and the Bible has made it very clear to us what our destiny is. Because of the world we live in, we can be sidetracked to believe our purpose lies in success, money, fame, or relationships. I hope that this section clarifies for you that not only does your purpose have little to do with your earthly accomplishments but rather kingdom callings. Those kingdom callings will give you more joy and fulfillment than anything else you can ever seek after in life.
Day 19: Destiny for Christians
Everyone has a destiny in life because we are all on a journey towards something. To know if you are headed in the right direction is the real question, we are all looking for the answer to.
As followers of Jesus, we are called to two things, to live out the great commandment (Matthew 22:36-39) the great commission (Matthew 28:18-20).
The great commandment is to love God and to love people above all things. This is how as Christians we should live our life. No matter what you are doing, whether that’s working towards your career or a family, everything is done through the lens of loving God and loving others.
The great commission is the last words of Jesus to his disciples before he left earth to sit at the right hand of God the Father. His words told us to make disciples of all the nations. It is for us to give hope to others, exhibiting the Fruit of the Spirit daily so that others can see there is a better way of life. This is something all followers of Jesus are called to do.
God has a specific plan for your life. It is what he created you to do. This can have something to do with your job, but it can also have nothing to do with your job. In the Bible, we see time and time again that people were very effective in making disciples and worked a “normal” job. Abraham was a farmer and investor. Paul was a tentmaker. Jesus was a construction worker. Peter was a fisherman. We need to break the stigma that you must be in vocational ministry to succeed at your specific calling. Sometimes your job is the very tool God wants you to use to accomplish your specific calling in advancing the kingdom. The people at your workplace, school, or home are part of your area of influence. These places are areas in which God has trusted you to steward His message.
An easy way to begin finding your specific calling in life is to consider your G.P.S. Your G.P.S. is your Gifts, Passion, and Story. What does a G.P.S. do? It gets you to your destiny.
Scripture of the Day
For God’s gifts and his call are irrevocable. – Romans 11:29