‘Called according to His purpose.’ Romans 8:28 NLT
If you want things to work out right for you in life, you need to discover your God-ordained purpose and give yourself fully to it. The Bible says, ‘We know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose.’ (Romans 8:28 NIV) The focal point of your life should be discovering and doing God’s will. What you believe about that will determine the direction you take and what you accomplish.
There’s a big difference between talent and purpose. You’re called according to God’s purpose, not your talent. When you are talented but not called, you can be comfortable anywhere. That’s because talent, like justice, is blind; it sees all opportunities the same. But when you are aware of your God-given purpose and it governs your life, there are things you simply won’t do because you know they’ll derail, dilute, or defeat God’s purpose for you. Being ‘called according to His purpose’ enables you to focus on the development of your talent only as it relates to God’s will for you. So instead of asking God to bless what you’re doing, ask Him to reveal His purpose for your life. Once you discover and fulfil that, you’ll be blessed, because His plan is already blessed!
Let’s read it again: ‘And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to His purpose for them.’ (Romans 8:28 NLT) So have you discovered God’s purpose for your life yet? If not, get into His presence and stay there until He reveals it to you. It’s the only way you’ll ever be totally fulfilled.
SoulFood: Ezek 5–9, Matt 21:12–17, Ps 119:169–176, Pro 19:9–10
The Word for Today is authored by Bob and Debby Gass and published under licence from UCB International Copyright 2023