Finding God’s Purpose For You

God made each one of us and God gave us different gifts and personalities. God has also given each one of us a purpose in life. We are happy and feel fulfilled when we are doing something that allow us to do what God has called us to do.
In Acts 13:47,God told Paul, “I have made you a light to the Gentiles, to bring salvation to the farthest corners of the earth.”
What did this mean? Well, Paul had taken the gospel to the Jews but they had rejected him. So, God told Paul that His purpose in life was to take the gospel to the Gentiles. But why the Gentiles?
I believe the reason for this is that the Gentiles were not aware of Paul’s past. Paul, you remember, had been a Jew. He was persecuting Christians. He had lots of baggage. He would not have been as effective among the Jews as he would be among the Gentiles so God used him there.
Each one of us has a purpose. My purpose is different from yours. We have different gifts and personalities. We each need to discover God’s purpose for us and utilize it. Some men are great preachers. Some are excellent Pastors. Some are very good administrators. Some are good writers. Some people are very good businessmen. Some are good with construction. Some are good with children and others are better with youth.
The key is to discover your purpose It’s different from everyone else. Don’t try to live out someone else’s purpose in life. You will be miserable if you do.
Several years ago there was a man who was a great Preacher. He was one of the best in the nation. I was talking with another Minister and he referred to this Pastor and said, “He is a terrible administrator.”
I thought, “He may be… but he sure can preach.” Don’t judge others because they don’t have the gifts you think they should have.
God made Paul to be a light to the Gentiles. He’s given us a purpose as well. Find it and utilize it for God’s glory.

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