“And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28 ESV
When I initially read this scripture, my emphasis was always placed on the first part. All things work for good. Now when I read this, I fully accept both sides. That all things work for good with those who are called to HIS purpose.
The emphasis is HIS purpose. Not your goals, dreams, or desires. Not my plans, projects, or preferences. But HIS.
How do you know something is HIS purpose and not just yours? A good question without a simple answer.
Most often before we even consider something new, don’t we seek confirmation from HIM? How HE and you communicate with each other though is a personal matter. But when you finally receive an answer, you can pursue confidently that HE has your back because you have aligned yourself with HIM.
If you are still unsure, than pray that HE either opens doors for you with favor or closes all the doors shut. Either way can be your confirmation. As you ask HIM and seek an answer, keep knocking on the doors that are presented to you. If they open with very little effort on your part, than you know something is happening outside your influence. Most the time it is HIM assuring you HE is with you.
When you know the dream you have is from HIM . When you know it is a part of HIS purpose. You will have the assurance and faith to pursue with HIM as your confident and mentor.
For most of us, HIS purpose is simply walking with HIM each day in humility and awesome respect, loving our mates, parenting our children, mutually submitting to each other, sharing our testimony, and living-out HIS word via HIS Spirit in exercising HIS gifts bestowed on us for the sake of others.
Over the years I have seen this mind-set and above scripture come alive in the lives of others and myself. The emphasis though is to know HIS purpose in your life. When you lose yourself in HIM, HE will lead you.
Rooting For You in Christ!
Executive Director & Founder
Marketplace Bible Institute
& Resource Center, Inc
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