Joyce Meyer: Fulfilling Your True Purpose in Life

by | May 6, 2021 | Blogs, Straight Talk

God loves you, and He has a good plan for your life. You are a wonderful creation made by Him, and you have a unique purpose to fulfill in this world.

Ephesians 2:10 (AMP) says that as Christians, “we are His workmanship [His own master work, a work of art], created in Christ Jesus…for good works, which God prepared [for us] beforehand [taking paths which He set], so that we would walk in them [living the good life which He prearranged and made ready for us].”

It’s so exciting to know we are each created with a purpose, and God has a good life that He has prepared in advance for us to live. But it’s important to understand that we have an enemy, Satan, who wants to keep us from having the life Jesus died to give us.

Yes, Satan has a plan for us, too, and his plan is destruction and death. John 10:10 (NIV) says the enemy “comes only to steal and kill and destroy.”

The good news is we have everything we need through Christ to overcome the enemy. We just have to know who we are in Christ, believe that we have His authority and know how to release the power God has given us.

The Measure of Your Faith

Faith in God is required for us to release the power and authority we have in Christ. Romans 12:3 (AMP) says that “God has apportioned to each a degree of faith.” This means God has given you enough faith to do His will, whatever it may be and no matter what the enemy throws at you to stop you.

There are many challenges and difficult situations we have to face in life. You may have a child with special needs to care for, or maybe you’re in a difficult marriage. You could be facing a devastating illness or have serious financial problems. Whatever your situation is, God has given you everything you need, through Christ, to keep you moving forward in His plan for your life.

We need to always remember that God is greater than our problems—nothing is too hard for Him, and nothing catches Him by surprise. When we’re going through hard times and the enemy is attacking us, we don’t need to ask, “What can I do?” The question is, “What can God do?” The Word says all things are possible with God, and greater is He who lives in me than he who is in the world. (See Matt. 19:26 and 1 John 4:4.)

I want you to really get this in your heart today: In Christ, you have enough faith and the strength you need to do whatever you need to do in life! Get rid of “I can’t” thinking and focus on the truth of God’s Word, which says, “I can do all things [which He has called me to do] through Him who strengthens and empowers me [to fulfill His purpose]” (Phil. 4:13a).

The Simple Solution to Overcome Enemy Attack

Prayer is a simple, powerful way to interrupt Satan’s plan because we release our faith through prayer. 1 Thessalonians 5:17 says, “Be unceasing and persistent in prayer.” This basically means prayer can be as natural as breathing, and our first response in every situation. It’s so amazing that we can talk to God all the time.

Now the enemy doesn’t want us to pray, so he will do everything he can to discourage us. He wants us to think prayer is hard, that we need to use eloquent speech and sound poetic, that we need to be careful what we ask God for so we don’t overload Him with too many requests, or that we have to be in a certain place with a certain posture (on our knees, head bowed, eyes closed) for God to hear us. But it’s actually simple to pray effectively.

James 5:16b (NIV) says, “The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.” God wants you to come to Him honestly, with a sincere heart, and just talk to Him as a friend. Be yourself and don’t approach conversation with God as a religious activity. Humble yourself before Him and open your heart to Him. He loves you and wants you to walk in His will for your life victoriously.

As a believer in Jesus Christ, you are God’s child, and He is always with you. He is Almighty God, and if God is on your side, who can be against you?

In Christ, you have what you need today to live in victory. Put your faith in God constantly. Pray, take God-inspired action and fulfill your true purpose in life. {eoa}

Please note: The views and opinions expressed throughout this publication and/or website are those of the respective authors and do not necessarily reflect those of Joyce Meyer Ministries.

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