We were created with a purpose and on purpose. God wanted us and loved us even in those times when we were not worthy of being loved. We represent God with the way we live. In our homes, schools, workplaces, and church. By being kind, loving, and caring for others, we are truly the hands and feet of Christ.
3 SIMPLE WAYS TO CHECK IF YOUR HEART ALIGNS WITH THE GOD'S PURPOSE FOR YOU. (HERE ARE MY EXAMPLES)
- Why am I doing this? To help people reach their highest potential; to live a joyful, purposeful life just as I discovered.
- Who will benefit? Everyone who is ready to make changes and those who will put in the effort to live each day closer to their actual purpose in which God created them for.
- How do I get there and what will it take for me to get to my final destination? Never quit, trust God, follow through on my commitments no matter what circumstances are thrown my way.
God predestined Moses to fulfill ONE purpose, which was to lead the people out of Egypt into the Promised Land. God prepared Moses for 40 years before he was given the assignment. Apparently it wasn’t enough time to work things out it Moses’s heart or maybe just proves that humans are not capable of being righteous on our own and are in need of Jesus. Any one of us can make a mistake at any given time. For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, Romans 3:23.
I can imagine how frustrated Moses was with the people. They constantly murmured, complained and brought all kinds of silly issues for him to solve, probably because they were too lazy to solve it themselves. I have to give Moses credit; he did lead the people out of Egypt. However, he was not able to fulfill his calling entirely because of the condition of his heart.
During the time of Moses, people didn’t have access to God like we do today, so Moses was the mediator between them and God. God specifically instructed Moses to “speak to the rock before their eyes” Numbers 20:9. Moses was up to his eyeballs with complaints and peoples issues that he gave up his entire destiny for his feelings of anger and just being fed up with the people. However, this kind of behavior was not pleasing to God. Mose's behavior portrayed a false representation of God since he was the closest experience to God that people saw and felt. Also, because Moses, one, disobeyed God's commands and two, neglected to “honor God as holy”, some serious repercussion took place.
Moses didn’t honor God as holy in the sight of others. He was supposed to be the example. When God tells us to do something, he teaches us His ways. So many times we don’t represent God. When dealing with others, we come off too strong and out of anger or annoyance. God is a loving God, He is always patient and always kind. Lets honor God in a way that the world would see and people would know how holy God is through our obedience to God. That’s why there is so much church hurt in our churches today and many people run away from the churches because God is misrepresented.
Lets represent God for who He really is; He is always good and is always patient with us.
I don’t want to fulfill only half of my purpose on earth. Moses suffered the repercussion of not being allowed to enter in the promised Land because he only fulfilled half of his calling. He led the people out of Egypt but because of the status of his heart, (being disobedient and misrepresenting the holiness of God), he was not able to led the people into the promised land.
To be honest, I don’t think that it was fair that because Moses messed up, he was dismissed from entering in the Promised Land. He did so much work and suffered on behalf of God's calling for his life. But God is God and He does not tolerate disobedience and dishonoring of His Holy Name. Thank God for grace because although Moses messed up and did suffer repercussion, God still honored Moses. Today, we have grace too. Through Jesus, we receive a clean slate. He is worthy to be praised. I also look at how God must of felt after everything He did for the people and for Moses, people still complained and Moses dishonored God. How many times has God split the sea in our lives? How many times did God destroy our enemies right before our eyes? Yet we doubt, complain and dishonor God's name.
Heavenly Father, thank you for loving us and giving us Jesus who took away our sins 2,000 years ago. Forgive us for complaining, doubting, and dishonoring your name. Help us to be faithful to you and your commands and help us to stay committed to the promises and oaths we gave you. We invite you to be our Lord and to guide our ways. Help us to fulfill the entire purpose in which you created us for and to be able to remain faithful to the very end. We love you Lord. Amen.
I hope that you guys enjoyed this series on “purpose” where we talked about destiny, being unique, setting goals, and this last one on motives of our heart. If you have questions, contact me.