Here's something to think about:
And when we are born again we are brought into the realization of God’s great purpose for the human race, namely, that He created us for Himself.
I'm created for Him, and yet I almost always get it wrong-that I am created for myself.
We must continually keep our soul open to the fact of God’s creative purpose, and never confuse or cloud it with our own intentions. If we do, God will have to force our intentions aside no matter how much it may hurt.
Believe me...I've experienced this. I can attest to the truth of it. What is God's purpose for me.
1. To love Him above all else.
2. To be His servant.
3. To love others the way He does.
A missionary is created for the purpose of being God’s servant, one in whom God is glorified. Once we realize that it is through the salvation of Jesus Christ that we are made perfectly fit for the purpose of God, we will understand why Jesus Christ is so strict and relentless in His demands. He demands absolute righteousness from His servants, because He has put into them the very nature of God.
Every day I think I need to keep this in mind-I exist for His purpose. I was created for Him. In other words: I am not my own.
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