“While you may not fulfill the purpose for which you were made, you still have a purpose that God intends for you to fulfill (emphasis author’s).”- Os Hillman
“You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit . . .”- John 15:16 (ESV)
Os Hillman concludes Chapter 2 of The Joseph Calling as he states two ways we realize God’s call. God’s calling may come as a “clap of thunder or it may dawn gradually.” However, whether your calling comes quickly or slowly, Os asserts, an undercurrent of the supernatural always accompanies it. In addition, this undercurrent is inexpressible and produces a “glow.”
Thus, Oswald Chambers (My Utmost for His Highest) notes what happens if you agree with God’s purpose. He will bring your conscious as well as deepest levels into perfect harmony. Yet, this doesn’t imply there’s only one special niche for you to fill. Or that you’re sunk if you miss filling that niche. As Os encourages, God’s much bigger than any miscalculation or disobedience on your part.
Most importantly, doing the will of your Father constitutes your purpose. Also, your relationship with God provides the source of your earthly assignments. Oswald Chambers once said:
“Jesus never measured His life by how or where he was of the greatest use. God places His saints where they will bring the most glory to him, and we are totally incapable of judging where that may be.”
Furthermore, Os stresses, we each must question our involvement in a specific activity. Is that activity a God activity, or merely a good activity?
Today’s question: What do you believe is the purpose that God intends you to fulfill? Please share.
Tomorrow’s blog: “Don’t fear the desert”