The cry of anyone on earth at this point in time should be how to discover/identify purpose and walking into its fulfillment. The call of God upon a man’s life is as important as air. It sounds good to the ear to be referred to as “The called of God”.
God is calling on us all, but unfortunately, only the few hears.
It’s good to be here in 2021 with Gleaning From the Scripture!
WHAT IS GLEANING FROM THE SCRIPTURE?
Bible stories are told in a fascinating and relatable way which will spur you to go dig deep.
Do you wonder “why gleaning?” It is Gleaning because only a fragment of the Bible is discussed on weekly basis and readers are encouraged to go check the passage told in details. It is to whet your appetite for the main course in the Bible.
I believe Bible is to be understood and we should deploy every means to achieve this. A segment of our society is believed to be doing the wrong things because their religious leaders have capitalized on the fact that they couldn’t read and understand their religious book, therefore they get brainwashed and pushed to do evil.
Studying brings illumination.
For each story we discuss, lessons are highlighted and you dear reader can make additions based on what the Holy Spirit points you to.
New heights we gain everyday when we spend time with the food for our souls—The Scripture.
Discovering/Identifying Purpose and coming into it
It is one thing not to understand purpose, discover the purpose/ reason for one’s life, it is another to fulfill it.
It is an error to look down on one’s self even when told the capacity he or she carries. It is however better for such an individual to quickly align with God’s agenda before He moves to the next person who will be ready to carry out His instruction.
Note that no one is an error.
THIS IS MY STORY.
This man here belongs to the priesthood in my town and I was only about carrying out my duties with all diligence. I was oblivious of my main purpose in life of which the priesthood was only a vehicle to the bigger picture.
At the appointed time, I came into purpose. The word of the LORD came to me and I received my life’s assignment.
How I wanted to run away from it! It’s so enormous and beyond my capability. The summary of the assignment was “…I appointed you as a prophet to the nations”. Me? One of the priests of the smallest tribe in our country.
Oh! I exclaimed “a prophet not just to my country but other countries of the world included or didn’t you notice the ‘s’ after “nation” in what He said? I quickly spoke out my excuse thinking it would be tenable and a strong defense to discourage God from continuing with me. “Ah! Sovereign LORD, I do not know how to speak; I am only a child”. But He’s such a gentle and merciful God! He told me not to say such again but be ready to go to everyone and everywhere He sends me to.
Truly, when God sends, He backs up. In my despair and worries considering how hard-hearted my country people are and other nations I have heard about their way of life, I wasn’t ready to take on the assignment.
These people are dry fish that won’t be easy to bend to the new rule but He told me “relax, do not be scared or worried about what they would do to you because I will be with you and rescue you”.
God Sends and Equips!
While still in the Spirit, I saw a hand touched my mouth and I heard the voice of God saying He has put His word in my mouth and appointed me over nations and kingdoms. Even though the assignment looked big, indeed, boldness came.
With the help of God, I could see beyond my fears and now eager to go warn the people of the impending destruction their evil actions would bring upon them.
That was how I became equipped for the assignment.
It was indeed tough and rough. I was called all sorts of name and the most prominent, “Prophet of Doom”. The people accused me of only seeing evil all the time. Prison became my second home, but in all God was glorified.
Every human is expected to discover purpose in life. Without it, living in life is meaningless.
Please know that there’s an assignment for everyone on earth. The LORD told me at the beginning of the call that before He formed me in my mother’s womb He knew me and before I was born He has separated me for His use. This sent shiver into my spine like “wow!”
I Jeremiah fulfilled that call. Read my entire story in the book of Jeremiah.
All we are required to do is to identify the assignment (discover purpose) and come into it. Purpose is God-Centred and with an eternal goal.