What does it mean to walk in purpose? I say that a lot, and I hear other people saying it a lot as well, but what exactly does it mean? What exactly does walking in purpose look like?
Does walking in your purpose mean preaching before a sold-out stadium? Does it mean selling everything you own and living the life of a missionary in a foreign country?
Does walking in your purpose mean establishing a business doing what you enjoy doing and making millions in the process? Or perhaps walking in purpose means finally being recognized by church leadership and being licensed or ordained to a particular office.
“But I would ye should understand, brethren, that the things which happened unto me have fallen out rather unto the furtherance of the gospel” (Philippians 1:12).
I’m not telling you whether those are valid “purposes.” I’m here to remind all of us that our purpose as God’s daughters is “…the furtherance of the gospel.”
Purpose isn’t what you do. Your purpose is the underlying THING that causes, motivates, prompts, persuades, and even compels you to do what you do. Purpose answers the question of WHY we do what we do.
The “furtherance of the gospel” is at the heart of everything we do. Furthering the gospel is at the heart of every sermon we preach, the lesson we teach, the dish we wash, or the person we usher to their seat.
This leads me to this verse on the heart:
“…for the Lord seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the Lord looketh on the heart” (1 Samuel 16:7 in part).
Purpose is in the Heart
We could be doing all the right things and receiving accolades from people, but if we’re doing the right things for the wrong reasons, we aren’t walking in our purpose. Contrarily, we could be ushering or cooking food in the church with a right heart (without any acknowledgment from people), and God says we’re walking in our purpose because He sees the heart.
I challenge all of us not to focus on outward appearances. Instead, let’s focus on doing everything with a heart bent toward God and furthering the gospel.
God’s daughters have been tasked with spreading the Good News, which is the Gospel.
That’s Our PURPOSE
How each of us accomplishes that task is different based on our gifts, talents, callings, and the sphere of influence in which God has placed us.
If you’re preaching before a sold-out stadium, do it to further the gospel.
If you’re a missionary selling everything you own to move to a foreign country, do it to further the gospel.
If you’ve established a business and are making millions, do it to further the gospel.
If you’ve been recently licensed or ordained, do it to further the gospel.
And if you’re ushering or serving, do it to further the gospel.
In This Season
God is raising His daughters to positions of power, authority, and influence in this season to further His kingdom. He’s looking for daughters He can trust with that task. He’s looking for faithful, humble women who understand this purpose. He’s looking for women who will use their platforms to honor Him. He’s looking for someone with a heart for the lost, someone who will tell a lost and dying world about the hope of the Gospel.
Are you her?
Go walk in YOUR purpose.