No one can discover their purpose and maximize their destiny without believing in predestination.
We seek to find because what we seek already exists. An accurate understanding of predestination puts us on an illuminated path to making the most of our lives on earth.
Predestination is a beautiful thing because it automatically means no man‟s life is a waste unless they don‟t do what they were created to.
What a life on earth you will enjoy when you are certain you are doing just what you were created to do.
This is the reason I write, teach, train, coach, inspire, heal etc. I found my purpose and I gave my all to it. Now my life is beautiful. Let us look at the beauty that predestination offers a purpose driven individual.
- The End is Glory.
Glory is not a religious term. It defines the full bloom of a thing. The glory of an apple seed is the apple tree.
When the tree is full of apple fruits and blossoming, that is its glory.
This glory is hidden in a dry ugly seed but when planted and cultivated, you find a tree in it that produces so many apples with uncountable seeds in the apple fruit.
Your purpose when pursued, leads to glory. Those who are predestinated are predestinated for glory.
“And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified” Romans 8:30 The glory of God is simply the manifestation of this purpose in full bloom which any man can reveal to his world.
God is experienced in this world through purpose. Men glorify God when they see other men reveal Him through the accomplishment of their purpose (the work that was fore-ordained for them).
This now gives meaning to two inspired biblical passages. What did Paul say? “For we are God‟s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do” (Eph 2:10 NIV).
Do you see that the good works is not talking about “philanthropic gestures” or mere moral actions, but some prepared or planned work (purpose) for us to carry out?
And then Jesus now tells us something amazing: “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven” (Matt 5:16).
Your light is your purpose (foreordained works) which causes men to glorify God in you.
If you seek a glorious end, then seek purpose! Your glory is tied to your purpose. [4:56 PM, 5/14/2020] A L. D: 2. There is a Good Plan in place for your Discovery and Pursuit.
God is Love. When you know that God is a good God, you will be rest assured that if He has any plans, they must be good plans.
Sometimes from our limited perspective (under the sun), we question His goodness, faithfulness, love etc.
That is because you can‟t see the full picture if you keep looking at things only from an earthly perspective. If all you process comes only from the media, your surroundings, and negative vibes from people around you, then you may question a very good plan.
That is why discovery of purpose sets a man on a course. Your life begins to make sense even in chaos and you can see the whole earth filled with His glory irrespective of all the negative happenings. This is what your Creator says: “I know what I‟m doing.
I have it all planned out – plans to take care of you, not abandon you, plans to give you the future you hope for” Jeremiah 29:11 (The Msg).
Did you see that? Why will God be assuring you that you should trust His plans? This is definitely because at times it may not look like a good one in your eyes.
Could you have thought going to prison was a good plan for Joseph? Yet see how it turned out. He fulfilled his purpose through prison, betrayal, false accusations etc.
You too can get there if you trust his preordained plan. Discover it and pursue it no matter what!
- When you Accomplish your Purpose you can Know it.
We can define predestination as a pre-planned journey with a glorious end. It is the greatest adventure on earth. It is a “destination”.
It is unique and every man must run his course on his lane while inspiring others with their pursuit. If there is an end, then you can get there and know it, if you had a clear picture of the destination and a mastery of what your purpose was. Isn‟t it a beautiful thing?
To get there and know it! I know you may be wondering if this is really possible.
Yes it is! You can serve God‟s purpose on earth before ever leaving and if you engage it right now as you are reading this, you have just begun the most exciting journey in your life and you have begun living for real.
It is written, “For when David had served God‟s purpose in his own generation, he fell asleep…” (Acts 13:36 NIV).
Men who complete their divine assignment don‟t die. They sleep! What do you think Jesus meant when He said “it is finished!” on the Cross?
He was referring to what He came to do on earth. He knew this was how it was supposed to end and He knew He had come to the end and the only thing left was glory.
Remember, glory is the end. Well, apart from Jesus, who else can finish their assignment on earth?
We can believe that maybe Jesus did, after all He was God in the flesh; but can other men do? Let me show you another man who did. Hear what this man said:
“I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith” (2 Tim 4:7). These are words of the renowned Saul of Tarsus.