Devotional For The Week Of 1/1/18- Walk In Your Purpose

Jeremiah 29:11- For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord. They are plans for good and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.

Many times we just feel lost, stagnant and aren’t sure what God is going to do next. Sometimes we look at the now and we don't like what we see, but God who knows all things know our future and knows that it's great. God has a purpose for all of us and it’s up to us if we fulfill it or not. God gives us free will so we can either do His will for our life or live life the way we want. A lot of people think that when you get saved your life gets boring, but that’s not true at all. When you get saved, your life now has purpose. I was so lost before I gave my life to Christ and life literally felt like deja vu over and over again. Once I got saved, I felt different, I realized that my life had a purpose. 

It’s good to prepare for your future, but don’t be so consumed with what’s next that you neglect what’s going on right now. For example, Jesus already knew what His outcome was in this life, but He still made sure to tend to His sheep. (John 10:10-16- The thief’s purpose is to steal, kill and destroy. My purpose is to give life in all its fullness. “I am the Good Shepherd. The Good Shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. A hired man will run when he sees a wolf coming and will leave the sheep, for they aren’t his and he isn’t their shepherd. And so the wolf leaps on them and scatters the flock. The hired man runs because he is hired and has no real concern for the sheep. “I am the Good Shepherd and know my own sheep, and they know me, just as my Father knows me and I know the Father; and I lay down my life for the sheep. I have other sheep, too, in another fold. I must bring them also, and they will heed my voice; and there will be one flock with one Shepherd.) Jesus knew that God’s purpose for His life was for good and to give us a future and hope. His plan was good because now anyone who believes in Him won’t perish, but have everlasting life. We have a future because salvation allows us to be in heaven with God forever, which is a good future. We have hope because sin no longer has us in its grasp and now we can tell others of our salvation and bring them to Christ. (Romans 14:9- Christ died and rose again for this very purpose, so that He can be our Lord both while we live and when we die.) The Bible didn't predict the future, God already knew the future. We don’t have to try to predict what’s next when God already knows what’s next for us. God has called us to a higher purpose, we all have a calling and it’s really time to seek God and find out what it is. Remember that God already has your future planned out for you and as you continue to follow Him you’re walking right in your purpose.