So many people today struggle with who they are. Maybe that’s you. Thoughts of insecurity, fear, and insignificance flood your mind. If asked what your purpose in life is, you probably would say I don’t know. The Bible tells us in 2 Timothy 1:9, who has saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace which was given to us in Christ Jesus before time began. This tells us that with salvation we receive our calling and purpose. It’s made available to us the instant we become saved and it’s all held together by grace! What exactly is your calling? It’s our identity of who we are. And I love this verse so much because Paul is telling Timothy that the very moment he was saved he received calling. You don’t have to wait for your identity or for someone to validate who you are, your identity is found in Christ. With that, your purpose can be described as what you do with your calling. Your purpose can be seen from others, so simply put, your calling is who you are to God and your purpose is who you are to others. Your purpose, whatever it is, should lead other people to the kingdom. The great thing is all these things are held together by grace. So maybe your questioning if you have what it takes to fulfill your calling or purpose? And the answer is yes because God’s grace covers and gives you the ability for your calling and purpose. What’s even better is that nothing can separate you from your salvation and the love of God! The enemy will try hard to make you think otherwise because he knows that if he can keep you from your salvation then it keeps you from your calling, purpose, and God’s grace and in turn keeps you from taking people through that same cycle. So how do we walk this out and make sure that we continue this cycle?
- Realize who you are in God. We are fearfully and wonderfully made!
- Connect with the house of God. Those who are planted in the house of the Lord shall flourish.
- You are here on purpose for a purpose. Your life will only be as impactful and as meaningful as the cause that you attach it to.
Friend, you are the right person, at the right place, at the right time.