Let’s be real, life is messy and often seems meaningless. Even as believers we can lose hope that our lives will ever amount to much.
Yet we have an astonishing Word given to us in the book of Romans, that God will tie everything together and turn even the mistakes and traumatic events we have gone through for our good.
This is not a throwaway promise. Everything in your life will work for good as you sync up with the purpose of God for your life.
God has a plan to use your life for His glory. As you place your life in His hands, understand that He is your master. That means He can guide, direct, assign and command your steps according to His plan.
This is the best possible news! It means that as we are drawn into His purposes on the Earth, He takes personal responsibility for our well being.
God’s burden is this purpose. He is moved with the determination to bring about the Kingdom of God on the Earth, and to bring everything under one head – Jesus Christ.
When you understand that, you will get a great insight into why God does what He does, and why He chooses who He chooses to work with.
Whereas you or I might tend to look for the best and most perfect people, to ensure a clean operation, God’s election is entirely different. He is looking for someone who will push forward His purpose in the Earth.
Judah and Tamar, father in law and daughter in law, had an immoral relationship, but they were still the ancestors of Jesus Christ – the highest honor in Jewish culture.
Rahab was a prostitute living in Jericho, but she was willing to act on behalf of the armies of God. She played a significant role in the purposes of God, and she experienced redemption for herself and her family as a result.
Religious men crucified Jesus, thinking that their plan was prevailing, but all the time they were releasing Him into His destiny
Jonah was defiant and rebellious against God’s dealings with him. Scholars of the day no doubt dismissed his life and ministry as disappointing. But after Jesus revealed the significance of Jonah’s life as a prophetic picture of His own destiny on Earth, you can be sure that all the people who considered Jonah second rate, now suddenly wanted to hold a place as important as his!.
Joseph, betrayed and mistreated by his brothers and sold into slavery, made the most astonishing statement to those same brothers years later: “You meant evil against me; but God meant it for good, in order to bring it about as it is this day, to save many people alive.”
It’s time to get a new perspective on the very things that we counted as being set backs, hurtful betrayals, mistakes and losses, since God is about to turn them all for our good as we commit to taking His purposes in the Earth forward.
When God looks at you and me, He has the salvation of many THROUGH US on His mind.
When we can understand that our lives are far more significant than we thought, we can come to a place of peace with our journey. God has such amazing goodness in store for us.
When they asked Jesus why the man was born blind, Jesus let them know that their focus was wrong. Instead of asking why something bad happened, they needed to look for how God would lift the man up and bring glory into His life. Although God allowed the man to be born blind, He didn’t let him stay blind. He intervened and used the man’s predicament for a greater purpose.
If you look at your life based on what is happening to you, you may merely be in pain. But if you can see that God had the salvation of many in His mind, you will be able to make sense of your life. Put your life in the context of the purpose of God, and let Him reveal what He is doing behind the scenes.
If you have been through things, you will be able to minster to people and help them. You won’t just be prescribing solutions from an armchair. The anointing will come on you to heal someone else because you can sit where they sit. Ask God, “Who have you sent me to with this healing balm?” Don’t focus on what you lost, focus on what God will do in and through you.
Talk to God right now: Lord you are my master; my life belongs to you. I trust you to make sense of my life and to fulfill your purpose for me. In every pain I have gone through, I cease to judge it in a natural light. I release it to you, and believe that you are able to turn it around for your glory and for the salvation of many, and I receive your anointing right now to go to the next level in my life with you. Thank you, Lord!