Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Pastor's Ponderings, November 30, 2022

We Were Born To Accomplish 

Miles Munroe, OBE was a Bahamian evangelist and ordained minister, avid professor of the Kingdom of God, author, speaker, and leadership consultant.  He wrote, “You weren't born just to live a life and to die; you were born to accomplish something specifically. Matter of fact, success is making it to the end of your purpose; that is success... Success is not just existing. Success is making it to the end of why you were born.” 


Have you ever asked why you were born?  The Bible says that we are to work God’s work (John 9:4).  When Jesus’ parents lost Him, they found Him with the priests in the Temple. Jesus declared to them that He had to be about His Father’s business (Luke 2:49).  What did Jesus say about His own purpose? He said that He came to seek and save those who are lost from God (Luke 19:10).


It is not a good use of time to pine away for the mistakes of the past, to be paralyzed by the challenges of the present, and to fantasize about the future.  If we don’t know our purpose, we should go back to our Father.  We were created in the image of God (Genesis 1:27) to seek His will, His way, and His word (Matthew 6:33, 2 Chronicles 7:14)


If you need guidance and wisdom, the Bible says we should ask God who will let us know our purpose (James 1:5).  Let us not waste another moment spinning our wheels, sitting by the dock of the bay, or bemoaning our fate. Now is the time to fulfill the purpose that God has for us.  Let us learn our purpose and bring it about.


John 9:4

New International Version

As long as it is day, we must do the works of him who sent me. Night is coming, when no one can work.


Luke 2:49
New King James Version

49 And He said to them, “Why did you seek Me? Did you not know that I must be about My Father’s business?”


Luke 19:10

New International Version

10 For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.”


Genesis 1:27

New International Version

27 So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.


Matthew 6:33

New International Version

33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.


2 Chronicles 7:14

New International Version

14 if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land


James 1:5

New International Version

5 If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.








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