I will start by saying to everything there is season and a time to every purpose under the heaven, which showcase that everything in life has a purpose. Ecl 3vs1
Purpose is more than a word, its definition can’t be qualified by mere opinions of people. Likewise, success have definition according to many people so do purpose.
But I will want you to note this that their is a difference between define and determine. Understanding this two goes a long way in knowing the true picture of success and purpose.
I will you this illustration to distinguished the two. In economics their is a term use called ceteris paribus if I say A determine B I mean without A, B will not function provided all things that make B depend on A is provided which means all things that can affect B have been held constant. But when I say A define B it means that A is the only thing that give meaning, determines and affect B. Like a noun gives meaning to a thing so is the power of define/purpose give meaning to a person.
To buttress my points Josh 1:8 This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success. Here also, it talks about Good success which is centered on taking heed to instruction.
For purposes to be fulfilled this questions must be answered. What is purpose? Who defines my purpose? Who do I need to move closer to on fulfilling my purpose? And why do I need to know my purpose?
What is purpose?
Purpose is doing what you are created to do or purpose is doing what you are born to do. Take note of the two word created and born. Which shows to us that purpose is in built that is exhibited outwardly. And it shows two personality which are a producer and a product. Like a car didn’t exist by itself but was created so is man, if a car as a manufacturer and its producer have a reason for creating it. Have you ever thought of who your manufacturer is, why he created you or do you think you exist by yourself.
According to Roy. T Bennet ” If you have strong purpose in life, you don’t have to be pushed but your passion will drive you there. Your passion drives you towards your purpose. Many are busy but are not effective because of lack of purpose. So its important to know why you are born because if you don’t know their will be disorderliness. Recall in the creation when the earth was purposeless, the bible says it was without form and void until God spoke which refers to instruction, let their be light.
Who defines your purpose?
What if I ask you the model of a car? Who determines the features of a car. If the answer is not the fellow cars or the car itself but the manufacturer. So who defines your purpose is your creator Psalm 100vs3 says know ye that the Lord he is God, It is he that hath made us, And not he ourselves, we are his people and the sheep of his pasture. Knowing this we don’t need to be told to seek him if you are confuse about your purpose because if purpose is not known abuse is inevitable.
Who do you need to move closer to?
You only need to move closer to God, because he is the author of all things. He leads your way directory way to success and to achievement. Exo 9vs6….. And in very deed for this cause have I raised thee up, for to shew in thee my power; and that my name may be declared throughout all the earth. That’s his purpose for everyone.
Proverb 19vs 21 says….There are many devices in a man’s heart; nevertheless the counsel of the LORD, that shall stand. The live of men and women are but vapour, however God’s purpose can be fulfilled throughout multiple generations. His purpose will surely last forever in our life that’s why we need him to fulfil the promises.
Why do you need to know your purpose? The reason why you need to know your purpose are listed!!
1. . Success is qualified base on purpose
Since we are created and our accomplishments on earth is base on the instruction we were given. Like I said many things can determine success but purpose define success.
2. Purpose is bounded by time
We have limited time on earth, so work have to be done. Time was created because of purpose. At the end of our time on earth achievement will be guarge.
3. Purpose is attached to features
We can differentiate the functions of bus and a tractor because of its features. We can’t determine the features of different models of a phone base on there features so is man to God have created in him the things that will make him fulfill is purpose.