Made On Purpose For A Purpose
And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God. (Romans 12:2)
If you have followed our ministry for any amount of time, you have probably heard me quote that verse. It’s an easy one to skim over, but if you slow down and think about what Paul is saying, I believe you will begin to step into the life God has destined you to live; one of complete joy, freedom and victory.
Too many people feel worthless and unqualified to be called by God, but the apostle Paul says something different. In Romans 12:2, the apostle Paul says we can prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God. That means that, regardless of your past, God has a will for your life. That’s good news! It’s never too late to start the change. But how? I’m glad you asked!
Paul says that transformation comes by the renewing your mind. That seems pretty simple, right? Well, that depends on what foundation you’re basing the renewal of your mind
May grace (God’s favor) and peace (which is perfect well-being, all necessary good, all spiritual prosperity, and freedom from fears and agitating passions and moral conflicts) be multiplied to you in [the full, personal, precise, and correct] knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord. (2 Peter 1:2 AMP)
According to Peter, you will experience more grace and peace (or you could say everything Jesus accomplished through His death, burial and resurrection) through having a full, precise and correct knowledge of who God is. Renewing your mind means to see God’s goodness in a way you’ve never known it before.
When Paul prays for the Ephesian church, he doesn’t say anything about their performance and striving to become better people in order to fulfill their God-given purpose. He prays for them to know the length, depth and height of the love of God.
Why? A greater understanding of who God is, how He feels about you, and what He’s accomplished on your behalf will launch you into the good, acceptable and perfect will that He has for you. You are called to something greater than yourself and God has already placed the power to do it on the inside of you. As you renew your mind to that, you will effortlessly step into a life that’s greater than you ever dreamed of.
Does that mean you will never have bad things happen to you? Of course not! Jesus never promised a life free of difficulties. In fact, in John’s gospel, Jesus said you will have trials and tribulations in this life, but (and that’s a big but!) you can still be cheerful in the midst of it all because of what He has done through His resurrection! (John 16:33)
My goal is to help everyone come to the realization that they were made on purpose and for a purpose. Nothing you have done can disqualify you from the life God has predestined for you. Stop putting your trust in what you’ve done and put it back on what He has done. Your performance doesn’t hold more power than the cross. Renew your mind to the goodness of God and allow Him to take you on a journey that’s greater than you could ever imagine.