God has a purpose for you. He has had a purpose for you before you existed. While we may think we have well-thought-out plans and goals, oftentimes they actually inhibit God’s true purpose for us. Other times, we encounter hardships on the way to the destination God called us to, and instead of pushing through them with God’s aid, we back down and even turn around.
But this doesn’t have to be the case. When we understand that God’s purpose for us will prevail, we can follow Him in obedience and confidence. When we recognize that the Lord will never lead us astray, just as He has said in His Word, we will follow Him through the obscurity, through the opposition, and through the obstacles we encounter.
This brings us to our essential next step: fully submitting to God’s plan for us instead of our own. We must recognize that God wants the best for His children. While we may think our plans will be beneficial to ourselves and those around us, we are limited in our outlook – much to the contrast of our infinite Creator!
In conclusion, we must wholeheartedly embrace the unique purpose the Lord has for each of our lives. Recognize that He will never lead you astray, and He will always lead you through what He has led you into. Trust in Him and strive to fulfill the unique purpose that He created you to fulfill. No matter what is going on around you, dwell on the fact that God’s purpose will prevail!
Dr. Derek Grier