PROMISE: The Purpose Is in the Promise

PROMISE: The Purpose Is in the Promise

When God speaks, it’s as good as done. No matter how long it takes. His Word is power, and his promises will be fulfilled. That’s why we have to remind ourselves that God’s promises to us don’t depend upon our behavior but rather on his faithfulness!

We could save ourselves a lot of emotional turmoil and heartache if we would just stop fighting in the realm of the physical—meaning, fighting against the obstacles of what we see or don’t see—and instead started fighting in the realm of the spiritual by speaking what God sees. That’s what makes us happy.

Happiness is not only in the fulfillment of the promise; happiness is cultivated in the confirming of God’s Word within our hearts, minds, and words.

Growing our faith is actually more important to God than finally obtaining his promises for us. Why? Because it’s our faith that pleases God and shows him that we trust him. It’s our faith that eventually leads us into God’s purposes for our lives. God’s purpose for Abraham was to become the father of a nation. A nation of people who would declare the God of Abraham their God and produce generations of faithful servants to the Lord.

And it all began with the promised son whose name meant laughter. After all, our faith in God is the root from which our happiness grows.

God loves to give his children promises that we can hold on to, be expectant about, and grow our faith through. As important as God’s wonderful promises are for our lives, however, God uses the process of waiting for the promise to unveil his purpose.

What is the purpose God wants you to learn as you wait for your special promises? It is in the purpose where we see God working in us from the inside out, as in transforming areas of our hearts and character to better reflect his. Maybe God is teaching you how to have patience or peace. Take a moment to consider the lessons he has already taught you and the ones you are in the process of learning.


Read through the story of Abraham and Sarah beginning in Genesis 15, and encourage yourself by remembering that God has a set time for everything.


Biblical Accounts of Being Called by God

Biblical Accounts of Being Called by God

How can we know if we are living our calling? Read one or more of the following accounts of Scripture to discover how Joseph, Moses, Nehemiah, Esther, Jonah and Jesus received their callings from God.

From these passages, you will see that God often uses other people to communicate with us about our call. Events or circumstances are used to guide us in the discovery of our purpose. Our preparation may guide us toward our designated purpose at a particular time. Timing may also include the combination of several factors coming together for the fulfillment of God’s purposes. For example:

• People – God used Mordecai to communicate his call to Esther.

• Significant Events – God used the Burning Bush to get Moses’ attention.

• Preparation – Joseph’s gifts were revealed after months of imprisonment.

• Timing – Nehemiah prayed, fasted and reflected 4 months (Kislev to Nisan) before communicating with the King about his calling.

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(Matt 6:10) …your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.KingdomCome650pw

Here, we ask and proclaim of God’s spiritual realm; the Holy Spirit, to be with us and to have His way. We surrender our power to Him. To the Saint, He is King also here on earth. Thank you God for teaching us also a lesson in submission with this prayer. This also shows our intent to get out of His way here on earth; an act of relinquishing control to our Father. We can really mess things up when we don’t. So many times we unknowingly think we should help God fulfill His purpose. (When he’s not responding how we want or when we want)  “Check yo’self”!  We have got some nerve. Sit tight and let the Captain do all the driving, “He’s got you..”

I am looking back over my adult life and remembering when I “NEEDED” to help God out with HIS plans for my life. Funny huh? But in every case…I just prolonged HIS plan with my foolishness.  Even if what I wanted was what God had for me – He had to let me see HE IS IN CHARGE…He gives me free will but IT IS HIS WILL NOT MINE!!  The study of EPHESIANS helped me fully understand this.

Prayer:  ‘O LORD, you have searched me and you know me. You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar. You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways. Before a word is on my tongue you know it completely, O LORD. For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.’ Psalms 139

God is right all the time…I will trust HIM more today than I did yesterday…OnPurpose!