Many people spend days, weeks, months, and years trying to figure out why they are on this earth. Some people venture out on their own to find their purpose. Others seek God and only God. While some, like me, start doing one thing, hate it, and pick up another, just to end up seeking God and Him leading you somewhere totally different.
This wondering around is because many of us do not know our PURPOSE.
Finding your purpose can sometimes be very time consuming, frustrating, and confusing. But one thing you do know is that you know you were created with a purpose.
Some believers are eager to just do something. We want to get involved with the children’s ministry when we don’t like kids. We want to be part of campus security when we are afraid of the dark. We want to teach a Sunday School class when we don’t like public speaking. None of those things are bad ideas.
But we must remember that every good idea is not a God idea.
We will spend the next few weeks on a series about finding our purpose in God and living with that purpose in mind.
The line ‘What on earth am I here for?’ may be familiar to you. It was taken from Pastor Rick Warren’s book The Purpose Driven Life In this book, Warren says that our purpose is to give God pleasure. Revelations 4:11b says “For you created all things, and they exist because you created what you pleased.
Because God created you, He desires you. You are what pleases Him. One of our purposes is to bring this pleasure to God. But how can God be satisfied with me and you even though we are sinners? 1 word: Worship.
Worship is defined as honor or reverence as a divine being or supernatural power; regard with great or extravagant respect, honor, or devotion. Worship relays to God that we are appreciative of Him just for who He is.
3 ways we can be sure to live on purpose by bringing God pleasure are below.
1. Create a heart of worship.
Worship is more than an action. It’s a posture of the heart. Our hearts, as wicked and sinful as they may be, can be surrendered to God. When we accept Jesus as Lord of our lives, we literally are saying ‘God you are in control. You are Lord and Master.’
When our hearts are surrendered, we give our plans and our wills to God in exchange for His plan and will. We tell Him that His way is better, and we will do things His way not our own. But do our actions reflect that surrendered heart?
2. Live a lifestyle of worship .
Not only do we have to give God our hearts, but we have to live that surrendered life. Why just say we’ve given God our hearts, but no actions follow? All of our actions are to be surrendered to God as well. The way we live should show others that our purpose is to please God.
3. Develop a friendship through worship.
When you know enough about any one person either that will draw you closer or drive you away from them. The same applies to God. Because worship allows you to see God for who He is, not through the lens of what He’s done.
Our purpose is to please God, and we are able to do that through worship. Worship is more than a few songs sung on Sunday morning. Worship is something that should permeate our lives 24/7. When we live our worship, we are pleasing God.
“Once you find God and give your heart to Him, His will finds you.”- Tony Evans
By having a surrendered heart to hear God and obey, we will undenieably find ourselves right in the middle of His will. When we put our ways aside for God’s ways, that is when we grow to our fullest potential. A heart of worship, a lifestyle of worship, and friendship through worship, place us in position to fulfill our God given purpose.
Live on purpose for God’s pleasure.
Are you living on purpose through worship?
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Read More Articles from our Purpose Series
- What On Earth Am I Here For? Part 1: You Were Planned for God's Treasure
- What On Earth Am I Here For? Part 2: You Were Formed for God's Family
- What On Earth Am I Here For? Part 3: You Were Created to Become Like Christ
- What On Earth Am I Here For? Part 4: You Were Shaped For the Mission of Serving God
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