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Can God help me in fulfilling the purpose he has created me to do with my life?
Thank you for asking us a question regarding the fulfilling of God’s purpose. It is our hope that you will not only know the calling of God, but that you will know with certainty that he can help you to its completion.
As Christians we believe that God is in control over all matters. The bible makes this clear on many occasions, where we are told for kingship belongs to the Lord, and he rules over the nations (Psalm 22:28) and in his hand is the life of every living thing and the breath of all mankind (Job 12:10). From these verses, and many others, we see that God is in control. We also find that he has a plan for our lives, with God saying that “I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future” (Jeremiah 29:11). We believe the plan of God is better than anything we as a human may come up with as God sees the bigger picture and the circumstances that will happen around our life.
It seems from your question that God has spoken to you, either directly or through another person, regarding a particular purpose. In either case, it is important that we test everything and hold fast to what is good (1 Thessalonians 5:21). The reason why we must test a word that is received is to make sure that it is of God and not our own thinking or the thinking of others, however well meaning they mean seem.
We can test the word that we have received by praying and asking God to speak to us about the matter; by reading the bible and see if the word matches up to biblical principles and by speaking to other faithful people and asking for their prayer and advice. By doing this, you will end up with Godly confirmation as to whether or not a word that has been received by you is truly of God or if it is of man’s thinking.
By doing this, then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is – his good, pleasing and perfect will (Romans 12:2). God’s will is what we should strive for, and it is he that is able to help us in matters of our life. As we read: many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand (Proverbs 19:21). If God has given you a vision, a plan or a purpose, he will bring it about. It may seem as though it cannot become true in the eyes of man, but as Jesus told us “with man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible” (Matthew 19:26). Finally, with all this in mind, and being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus (Philippians 1:6)
In summary, we believe that God does indeed have a purpose and a plan for your life, but it is important for you to test, that is to pray and seek God’s face, regarding any plan that is in front of you. By doing so, all earthly and man made plans fade away, and the plans of God will be completed.
Here are some more Bible Verses for your further consideration:
- Romans 8:28
- Ephesians 1:11
- Proverbs 16:9
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*Taken From The New King James Version of the Holy Bible unless stated otherwise
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