Daughter, You Have Purpose

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Forgive me for my absence, but life has been nothing but chaotic. I’m pretty sure we all have those moments where you have many things to do and not enough time, but I now have time to sit down, write posts, and think clearly, but I do have other posts written, and I am writing more as you read this, for I have many ideas in my mind, and I am now able to put them into words.

Anyways, tonight’s post, is a bit longer than usual, but I believe many people need to hear these words, for I had a big “life changer” myself when it came to purpose, so I might be doing a few longer posts in the future due to having a good amount on my heart lately, so without further ado let’s talk about purpose.

The number one thing we all ask is “What is my purpose,” and I am sure we have asked this question more than once in our lives. I, for instance, questioned this a lot growing up. I wanted to be a Dentist at age 6 all the way up until I turned age 12, then I wanted to be a lawyer all the way until I entered college, but then I had no idea what I wanted to do when God said “No.”

Here I was with this plan in my mind, a pathway that I was certain would pave my way to a successful career, but here God is saying “No, I have something else for you.” One night on Christmas break during my freshman year of college, I was praying to God as I was doing my Bible study. I said “Here I am God, right where you want me, and I have no idea what to do.” I prayed for Him to reveal His plan of college was to me, and what my purpose should be, and there is was; a teaching degree.

Ironically, I wanted to be a teacher from ages 13-16, but due to the negative feedback I got, I shoved that dream in a box in the back of my mind and decided to go after other things, but I did not find contentment in those things. Though I loved law, politics, and even other careers that are fumbling in my mind, I did not find full happiness in them, but I did find contentment with God’s purpose for me as a college student. When I changed my life plan, many were shocked for they did not see it coming. I was known as the girl who would go off, be a lawyer, move to an exciting city, but here I was “throwing it all away.”

To be completely honest, I never truly cared about moving to “big cities” or making “big money,” for I cared more about having a future family more than being a “big career woman,” and when I homeschool my kids, I’ll have a background in teaching, so it comes with many benefits to me.

As I went deeper into my freshman year, I learned that my deeper purpose was a family and homemaking, so I was being called to be a stay-at-home mom and a homeschool teacher, and I gladly accepted the call. I have come into contact with many people who think I am throwing my life and college away due to wanting to be a stay-at-home mom and homeschool my children or put my family first, but regardless of what people say, God has a purpose for everyone, and not one purpose is similar to another person.

With all of this being said, all purposes ultimately come from God. God is the Author of all creation; therefore, He is also the Author of your life story in every regard such as college, life, friends, dating, marriage, kids, and even what you will be doing after retirement. Every chapter of your life is planned out by a merciful God who knows what is best for us. Though we may think we know what is best for us, what we think could lead to our demise, which is why God shuts doors before we walk into them.

“There is a way that seems right to a man,

But its end is the way of death.” Proverbs 14:12

Proverbs speaks on this very topic, for it says that though a way may seem good to a man, it leads to his destruction, which is why we should not lean on our own understanding when it comes to our future. We will have many choices in life that seem amazing and incredible, but though they seem to be dreams that are filled with many benefits, it can reap a disaster in the long run, which is why we should trust God to guide us to the doors He wants us to walk through.

We all make plans, have our future children named, know where will will live, and know intricate details on what we want, but life changes, and God will rip up our plans if He sees that they will ruin us. God does not destroy our plans due to “spite,” but He throws them out for He has something better for us than what our minds can comprehend, but we must trust Him and His divine ability. Your purpose will be in the guidelines of God’s promises for you, your purpose will be initially planned by God, and your purpose was chosen as you were being formed in the womb, so have unwavering trust in the God who makes all things work together for our good.

Proverbs is a book of wisdom, but it can also provide strong advice to us as daughters of God to find faith, trust, and truth when it comes to topics such as our purpose. Proverbs is filled with couplets of wisdom, verses of clarity, and chapters of God’s words breathed onto paper so that we can read what is in His heart. From morality, to worth, and to even our future, Proverbs contain many answers to many seasons of life, so if you find yourself falling into our own understanding rather than God’s, read Proverbs, pray to God about trust, and grow in God.

“Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.” 1 Peter 5:8

 With thousands of distractions in current day society, it is very easy to find ourselves looking more towards the world than we look towards Christ, and when we begin to place the world over God, we will see a decline in peace and joy and a rise of worry and tension. Jesus is our peace and comfort, but when we seek to make the world our peace and source of “wisdom,” we will fall into anguish, discontentment, worry, and tension will rise within our soul. Society seeks to bring us down, to devour anyone who is wounded, and to bring us away from Christ, and the number one thing this world wants to attack is our God given purpose.

“The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.” John 10:10

Society wants to make your doubt yourself, your abilities, and society also wants to make you doubt God. Satan’s biggest mission is downgrade God and His grace, for Jesus has already defeated Satan. Satan attacks us Christians by placing fear, strife, worry, confusion, and tension within our hearts, which cloud our vision from seeing what is truly in front of us. Satan wants to twist things, he wants to make us doubt, and he wants to pull us away from God in anyway possible, but as Christians, we must stand firm, tall, and rooted in Christ, for those who are not rooted in Christ, will sway around like the leaves falling off a tree.

Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.” 1 Corinthians 10:31

Our purpose is like our identity, for they are interchangable. Our identity is rooted in Christ, and so is our purpose. Our ultimate purpose is to do all things for the glory of God. When I was in middle school, my Bible teacher asked “What is the main message of the Bible,” and some would guess random things, but he replied “The main message is to show His glory to us,” and it is true. Throughout all of the messages through the Bible such as Creation, the fall, the Virgin birth, the crucifixion, and through the Revelation of what is to come, all have messages that have one underlying message when combined as one; His ultimate glory.

Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,  teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen.” Matthew 28:19-20

 Our purpose has God at the center, and though we all have unique purposes, we all are striving to do all things for the glory of God. No matter what we eat, drink, or do, we are all striving to make God known in all things, so though one might be a doctor, a lawyer, or a stay-at-home mom, we all have the same mission, which is to make Jesus Christ known to all of the nations.

“that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” Philippians 10-11

In the end, all will bow down at the feet of Jesus, every tongue will call Him “Lord,” and every single person will see Him clothed in pure glory, which is why it is important to spread the gospel for many are lost, in darkness, and need Jesus Christ, so with our purposes, no matter what they may be, let us give glory to God so that those who are lost in darkness can see His light shining through us.

God gave us each a purpose for a unique reason. Some is for building a godly family to show that a godly and functional family still exist and others have a purpose to serve the country to bring back morality, but regardless of what you as a daughter are chosen to do, God has something for you, so have no fear in what is to come, for you have a God who has everything planned out according.

“God is in the midst of her, she shall not be moved;

God shall help her, just at the break of dawn.” Psalm 46:5

You might be sitting in your room right now trembling at the unknown abyss that is before you, but have faith, for God will light the way as you walk closer to the plan He has for you. Your purpose will play out in God’s time, so as you are waiting on God, find peace in His promises, find strength in His Word, and go into the unknown with a brave face, for God is with you, so you will not fall.

12 thoughts on “Daughter, You Have Purpose

  1. I also wanted to be a dentist and teacher. I too was put off by the negativity that was given about teaching and also by the changes I was seeing growing up. Keep following the Lord because this is just the beginning for you! I never thought I would teach but I ended up teaching at a church went into ministry and now I’m homeschooling my kids! Everything was setting me up for the purposes I’m in right now! The Lord is faithful remain faithful to Him 😊

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  2. SALVATION by Our LORD JESUS CHRIST is the Center of the Sacred Scriptures!!

    The Holy Bible is the Word of God; for all the inhabitants of the Earth at all times.
    It is an Invitation and a Call to the SALVATION of the SOULS of all the people on this planet.

    Unfortunately, we know that not all bow to the Name of Christ: many do not know Him, many ignore Him, many reject Him, and many choose otherwise.

    The GLORY of CHRIST and His Light shining through us, makes us useful as a mirror.
    And, as I understand it, our potentialities can be harnessed in different ways in CHRIST.

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  3. Isn’t it funny how sometimes the deepest wishes of our hearts are what God actually wants for us? Growing up, all I wanted, was a large family and to be a stay at home mom. That’s it. 🙂 But as I grew, I was told that wasn’t an acceptable life plan. So it kind of fell by the wayside and I tried to focus on other goals. I tried to figure out a career, I got into a good college, and then I met my husband. Thank God! 🙂 He wanted the same things I wanted. We have the same values, beliefs, etc. He and our large, homeschooled family is exactly what God wanted for my life. I am just so grateful that I listened! God Bless!

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    1. I love your story so much! I, too, want a big family and want to be a stay at home mom, but a lot of people gave me negativity for it. Right now, I’m trusting that God will place all the pieces in line when the time is right, and your story encourages me, for it shows that God’s will for us our lives will happen regardless of what others think! 🙂

      God bless you, and have a Merry Christmas! 🙂

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  4. I was groomed for a college career because that’s what all the rest of our family did. The plan would be take college prep in school, go to college, meet someone, get married, have kids. I thwarted the plan by getting pregnant the end of my senior year, confirming the pregnancy in July after I’d gone to college orientation. I wanted to be anything BUT a teacher, cause that’s what my parents were, music student cause that’s what I concentrated in in high school. WELL, I ended up being a mother at 18, grandmother at 41, started at our community college w/hubby in 81 and finished an associates degree 20 years after I started! Over the years I realized God never meant me to have a full time job outside my home and wanted me to have lots of time to minister to others with the time He’s freed up for me as I’ve never had a full time job to work around! I’ve found through the years that God DOES work all things together for good for those who love Him and are called according to His purposes, making beautiful things out of our messes.

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    1. Thank you for sharing! He does make beauty out of messes, and His purpose for our lives will happen according to His promises, which gives us so much hope. God bless you, and have a wonderful day.

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  5. As I read your post, I was thinking about my years in college. People were critical of my dreams and direction. When I left the college I attended at the end of my junior year to pursue an Abraham-type call into the unknown, people told me I would never finish school and that I was stepping out of God’s will. I continued on in vocational ministry and finished three degrees. Critics will always exist. At the end of the day, you must know that you have listened to and obeyed the voice of God and His call upon your life.

    As ministry has taken on a different shape for me, I know that I have critics now. There are those who think I am less of a pastor because I am not on staff in a church or doing the type of ministry I once did. Nonetheless, I still minister to people daily and more personally and intentionally than ever. Sorry that I wrote a book here, but I want to encourage you to fix your eyes upon Jesus. The old song is right that when we turn our eyes upon Jesus, “the things of earth will grow strangely dim in the light of His glory and grace.”

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    1. Thank you so much for sharing your story! It is very encouraging, for I too have faced many people who thought negatively about my purpose and passion. God bless you, and have a wonderful day.

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