Opening The Gateway Unintentionally

Grace and peace be unto you.  

Are you doing what God created you to do? Are you positively impacting lives as you do your daily tasks? The Bible says, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind. And love your neighbor as yourself.” (Luke 10:27).

The story is told that Saul was searching for David to kill him. He heard that David was in the desert of Maon, in the Arabah south of Jeshimon, and so he went there. As the story goes, while Saul and his men were going up one side of the mountain, David and his team were going down the other side. As Saul and his forces were closing in on David’s army to capture them, Saul received information that the Philistines were raiding his land. Consequently, he stopped pursuing David and went to meet the Philistines (1 Samuel 23: 19- 28).  

Saul’s purpose was to protect the Israelites from the Philistines, not to hunt down David (1 Samuel 9:15-17). Consequently, by pursuing David, Israel was defenseless and vulnerable to be attacked by the Philistines. Beyond the shadow of a doubt, this action displeased the Lord. Furthermore, God anointed Saul to be victorious over the Philistines and not to fight David. Hence, pursuing David was an exercise in futility.

Similarly, our purpose involves helping a particular group of people. As such, when we neglect our purpose in pursuit of our own goals, our group is weakened and more prone to be attacked by the enemy. Moreover, we will not feel fulfilled even if we achieve our goals, because we are anointed for our divine purpose, and not our selfish goals.

Perhaps you have strayed from your divine purpose and are feeling confused and unfulfilled, although you have achieved moderate success. Do not be alarmed, there is hope. Scripture says, “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9). God is waiting on you to repent so he can guide you into accomplishing your divine purpose. Your group is waiting for you.  

Heavenly Father, thanks for your grace. Help us to repent and trust you to guide our daily walk. In Jesus’ name, amen.      

Published by Nadine

I am a disciple of Christ and He is the center of my joy. I was created to accomplish his purpose. I am a writer and author of five books; 1. The 9 Unhealthy Desires of the Mind: How to defeat the enemy and fulfill your purpose, 2. The Heart of God: Follow His Plan, 3. Keep Moving Forward: Empowered by God's Love, 4. From God's Heart To Yours, 5. More Than Conqueror. Grace and peace be unto you.

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