3a. How to Discover Purpose: God never intended for His children to bow to prevailing circumstances, bending to the whims and caprices of the devil’s advocates, or to the wind of ‘change’. No. The course of your life is set; you are governed from on high, a new creature like no other. God wants you to desire His best for you Rom.12:2, to tailor your desires to suit His purpose for you to dominate specific areas of human endeavour. His intents are discovered as you seek Him with your heart Jer.29:13; He never hides from the seeker. He informs of the thoughts prepared for you, that you may tap into His goodness.
God can only place His purpose in a heart that enquires, one willing to search diligently for His will. By this request you surrender yourself to be used by God, to be guided on the path that leads to your Father, where all things are available.
Everyone in Christ will find himself in the Word. You need seek God for specific knowledge of His specific prophetic word, for He does nothing without first revealing it through His prophets Amos.3:7. Prophetic words from the mouth of God do not exact anyone, rather, they speak peace and comfort; they exhort, edify, leading to light and deliverance, not bondage, because they all represent Jesus Christ.
Apostle Paul called us ‘sons of the prophets’, and of the covenant which God made with our fathers…’ Acts.3:25. Two things are clear from this charge.
The first is this: there is a prophetic word for He who loves God and is called according to His purpose 1Cor.2:9-10. Do not be presumptuous, get specific promises from God”s word. The issues of your life are birthed by the words of God proceeding from the mouths of His prophets. Everything concerning you, every situation in which you have, and will find yourself – what was, is, and will be – has already been foretold and will be found by a diligent search into the books of the prophets’ in Scripture. As you do this, the Spirit of God, by Whose inspiration the prophets’ spoke, will guide you to the precise words that pertain to you, the ‘right words’ that will be ‘forceful’ when you give voice to them Job.6:25.
Secondly, when you have found yourself in Scripture, agree with it and make it the basis of your confession and meditation Josh.1:8, duly cognizant that you need distinguish between your inordinate desire and what God said in order to make your way prosperous and have good success. Your destiny is your choice.
God is not obliged to do for you what He has not promised; faith only claims the will of the Giver of all good things. This is critical to understand, that you not be disappointed when some desires are not realised. Many believers are frustrated because they ask desires that fall into the category of asking amiss.
Apostle Paul settles this matter in a letter to Timothy, his protégé, admonishing thus: ‘… in accordance with the prophecies made about you, that by them you may wage the good warfare’, holding faith and a good conscience. By rejecting this, some have made shipwreck of their faith.’ 1Tim.1:18-19.