Recognizing and Fulfilling your Purpose for such a time as this

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Recognize and Fulfill your purpose for such a time as this
Have you ever wondered what your purpose here on earth is? On this given day in history, what you are called to be, what you are called to fulfill?

In Esther Chapter 4:14, When Mordecai spoke the words; “And who knows whether you have not come to the kingdom for such a time as this?” Esther must have had a multitude of questions racing through her mind. Maybe she thought to herself: “Did God really call me here to this palace to fulfill His purpose? Why did he choose me over all the other women? What will He accomplish through me?” As we read through the book of Esther we know the answers to these questions. God carefully orchestrated Queen Esther’s life, and ultimately she brought the Jewish people to safety.

Now imagine if the same question is directed towards us. Here are two variations from the NLT and AMP Bibles. “Who knows if perhaps you were made queen for just such a time as this?” And who knows whether you have attained royalty for such a time as this [and for this very purpose]?”

If you have not thought about these questions yourself, NOW is the time to examine your life, what your role is in history, and what you were called for.

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First and foremost let us identify who we really are.

1John 3:1 boldly states “See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are.”  If you have confessed of your sins and accepted Christ as your own, then you are chosen, you are a daughter of the King, you are true royalty. You are certainly called to fulfill His purpose for such a time as this.

God has a specific purpose for each of us, a distinctive calling for every individual. Some of us were called to be writers, teachers, doctors, lawyers or even stay at home moms. But in reality we all have one common theme and purpose in our lives. As Christians, we have certain responsibilities to fulfill in order to expand the kingdom of God, and the aforementioned callings are just secondary to the primary role He has given to fulfill His purpose .

Recognize your Real Purpose

It is essential to recognize that we were placed here to worship and glorify God the Father who made heaven and earth. Psalms 29: 2 says “Give unto the Lord the glory due to His name; Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness.” We ought not to forget this concept in the hustle and bustle of everyday life. He is deserving of our praise and adoration, we must acknowledge his greatness and give him honor. It is easy to only fill our Sundays with the Lord, but you are called to worship Him each and every moment. The Lord finds pleasure from the praises of His people. We are here to put God on display to the world. Giving him Glory means you accept and proclaim His attributes, you obey and read His word, and you are submissive to him. When we choose to be obedient to God’s will, and pursue Him as Lord,  we will surely understand our worth, identity, and true purpose for our life. This in return will bring us joy and satisfaction.

Another purpose here on earth is to “Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation.” (Mark 16:15 ESV) A youth counselor once told me, “Knowing Jesus is like having the cure for cancer, what good is it if we keep it to ourselves?” This is the great commission that all of us should fulfill. Make it your purpose to stand firm on what you believe, and take that belief and share it until the whole world hears. Yes, our workplaces and public buildings have no solicitation signs posted right at the front door, but let us start sharing the gospel in our very homes. As women of the Lord, our priority falls first to tell the gospel to our children, so the next generation may know Him. We are called to tell our unbelieving husbands, our in laws, our siblings, our classmates, and our next door neighbors about the saving grace of our Lord Jesus Christ. The gospel is not so complicated as it seems. Romans 10:9 says that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. We are living in such a time, where people are depressed, lonely, anxious, and searching for meaning. Why not fulfill your holy purpose and share this absolute truth today to that one person you see hurting? Have you ever thought your ultimate purpose is to bring hope to the hopeless, by simply sharing the gospel?

Fulfill your calling

Lastly, our responsibility is to live a life of example. Whether you are called to be a queen, or a pharmacist we must exemplify Christ likeness, so we may bear fruit. We are all secularly called at this moment in history to be a student, a wife, a mother, a professional, but whatever role we fill, we must make sure Christ is shining in and through us. We are called to fulfill a purpose in our home, our church, our community. We must model Christ in all we do!

Esther understood her purpose. She obeyed the call, and she faithfully responded. God will reveal little by little your purpose through the various seasons of your life, and it is for you to recognize and identify it and fully embrace His calling.

After I completed writing this blog post, I saw a book at the bookstore called Kingdom Women. I highly recommend you pick one up or get a kindle copy of it. I actually sat at the bookstore for 3 hours and read through it! Such great words by Tony Evans and Crystal Hurst. I left the bookstore more empowered as a woman with purpose!

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14 Comments

  • Dani | Free Indeed September 4, 2017 at 1:41 am

    Ah – this was so on point and uplifting! We can rest in the Lord and at the same time be energized into action when we realize our purpose is simply worship and obedience – most importantly through faithful discipleship and stewardship. Each and every one of us believers was designed to bring Him glory in our own way, in His infinite wisdom and grace. Thank you for this call to serve Him wholeheartedly and reverently.

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    • Sue September 4, 2017 at 7:46 am

      Thank you Dani for this thoughtful comment. Yes our purpose is truly to obey him and glorify him, yet we think it’s to do so much more outwardly things than that!

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  • Julie September 4, 2017 at 7:54 pm

    Great real life examples, Sue! I used to think purpose meant something big and dramatic, but it’s in everyday life we make the most impact, living out our day.

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  • Angela September 5, 2017 at 5:01 pm

    I enjoyed this post. We all do have a purpose to fulfill for His glory. We often forget that.

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  • Kira September 5, 2017 at 6:33 pm

    Love this Sue! If we are dedicated to live for God then we can’t get very far without asking these questions and understanding these truths.

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  • Stacy September 6, 2017 at 11:13 am

    Love this and I am going to go check out that book right now!

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  • Carmen September 6, 2017 at 2:49 pm

    You are such a beautiful writer Sue!! Always enjoy reading your posts. So much passion in what you learn in them!!

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  • Karen September 6, 2017 at 9:07 pm

    I love this. we are all called to different aspects of life but it’s really all about pursuing a singular purpose.

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  • Alyssa September 6, 2017 at 9:13 pm

    I love the story of Esther it is one of my favorite Bible stories and I also love the truth that it provides. Great post!

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    • Sue September 6, 2017 at 9:16 pm

      Thanks Alyssa for visiting today! Yes there is much to learn from Esther’s obedience.

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  • Julie September 14, 2017 at 1:50 pm

    Thank you for the encouragement to remember we each have a special job to do! Love this!

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  • Susan Evans September 14, 2017 at 2:32 pm

    When we ask God what our life calling is, He will direct us in fulfilling it, and we will have incredible joy!

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  • Jennifer DeFrates September 15, 2017 at 2:26 pm

    I struggle most with direction for my calling. I want to do it all!

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  • Maria Hass September 15, 2017 at 7:38 pm

    I’m glad God is the one who equips us for the good works He sets out for us to do. We don’t have to worry about coming up to a ministry opportunity we can’t handle!

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