“God’s purpose for your life is not hindered by your past.
God’s purpose is not hindered by your past. He turned a coward (Gideon) into a mighty leader (see Judg. 6:8), and a murderer (Moses) into a deliverer (see Exod. 3). He also turned a prostitute (the Samaritan woman Jesus met at the well of Jacob) into a preacher (see John 4:1-42). Imagine what He could make of you. You are not too old to resume your purpose. Nothing you have done can cancel your purpose. The world is waiting for you to produce your purpose. “Most of humanity has lost sight of our universal purpose. Like the Dead Sea, we are not fulfilling all that God purposed for our lives. That failure to live out all that God put us here to do has not changed God’s purpose. His desire to see all men and women know life as He intended it is so strong that He has tried again and again throughout the history of man to redirect us into His predestined path. The life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ is His final attempt. Through Him we can move from death to life. Through Him we can rediscover our God-given universal purpose.
Not one person on this planet is outside that will of God, for He has chosen each of us to share in His glory. Thus, no matter how your life started or how bad it has been, you are not a mistake. God intended for you to live, both physically and spiritually. He would not have allowed you to be born if you were not included in His universal purposes. You are necessary. You are essential. “The universality of purpose is something we can cling to when life becomes meaningless and without “value. Together with the intrinsic, individual, multiple, interdependent, permanent, and resilient qualities of purpose, it gives us an assurance that we are not mistakes. God had a purpose for us when He planted us in our mothers’ wombs. That purpose has not changed. The challenge that lies before us is to understand the basic principles that underlie purpose so we can recognize purpose at work in our lives and allow it to guide and redirect our paths.
Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart … (Jeremiah 1:5).
vision, purpose, destiny,