A War Worth Fighting
But I have raised you up for this very purpose, that I might show you my power and that my name might be proclaimed in all the earth.
Exodus 9:16 NIV
It has been said that every graveyard is filled with books never written, songs never composed, dreams never achieved, life purposes never fulfilled. There is much truth in that statement and the reasons behind it are many. For some, laziness won out over hard work, for others, disheartening circumstances overcame a determination to persevere, for still others, discouraging words robbed them of enthusiasm to pursue a God-given vision. Yet, the truth is that all these things – the weakness of the flesh, difficult circumstances and even the discouraging words of others – must be battled to win the relentless war that is set against your life’s purpose ever coming to pass.
Some of you reading these words are thinking, “I don’t believe God has a great plan or purpose for me. So, I am just living my life the best I can.” Yet the Bible clearly teaches that every person was created with a specific purpose.
For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things He planned for us long ago.
(Ephesians 2:10 NLT)
This verse states that long ago God planned “good things” for you to do in life - a very specific purpose for your existence. For your life to truly be fulfilling and rewarding it is critical that you discover that purpose and then pursue it with all of your heart!