How do you understand your purpose? Purpose, as I said, is “The reason that something exists, is done, made or used. An intended or desired result. To intend or design.” So, what can we do to understand WHAT our purpose is? How do we then move from understanding our purpose into the prosperity that God is calling us to achieve with our purpose? The story of Abraham is a wonderful example of learning your purpose, moving into the expectations and desires that God has for you, and coming into the prosperity that He has promised to you. Genesis 12:1-3 says, “Now the Lord had said to Abram: Get out of your country, from your family and from your father’s house, to a land that I will show you. I will make you a great nation; I will bless you and make your name great; and you shall be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and I will curse him who curses you; And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.” Abraham had to leave his present city and environment to enter into the ultimate purpose that God had for him. He could have never entered into that purpose in Ur of the Chaldees.
When I read that passage the first thing I notice is God revealing to Abraham what his PURPOSE is. It is the reason that Abraham existed. It is the intended and desired result that God has for his life. Genesis 13:14-17 says, “Lift your eyes now and look from the place where you are – northward, southward, eastward, and westward; for all the land which you see I give to you and your descendants forever. I will make your descendants as the dust of the earth so that if a man can number the dust of the earth, then your descendants also could be numbered. Arise, walk in the land through its length and its width, for I give it to you.” The next thing I notice (at the beginning of Genesis 13) is that Abraham, having had faith to follow the call that God had given to him, has become incredibly prosperous. Genesis 13:2 says, “Abram was very rich in livestock, in silver, and in gold.” That to me is a clear statement that by making the choice to follow the purpose and call that God puts on your life, it will lead you into the prosperity that God has in store for you. This is a clear statement that by making the choice to follow the purpose and call that God extends to your life, you will be led into prosperity!
I would like to urge everyone to read Genesis 12-15 from the mindset of “Understanding your purpose to move forward in God’s plan of prosperity.” Pray for God to open your eyes and show you what the purpose He has put onto your life and ask what steps you need to begin to take to move from your purpose into your prosperity.