Purpose and Duty

Wow, everybody has their place and duty in life.  God uses everyone for particular places in life.  Look at all the different clans of Levites in Numbers 3-4.  They were set apart to do the work of keeping the Tabernacle running smoothly and each clan had a particular task.  Each clan had to do this particular task and purpose in a particular way or it would hinder the movement of the whole entire nation of Israel.  They had to dismantle and assemble the Tabernacle in a specific fashion, and each clan had its area or section they were responsible for.  I think we can learn from God’s specificity here.  God said that He has a particular plan for our lives (Jer 1:5; 29:11). We must seek that plan and when we get the vision walk in the order God gave it to us.  If we don’t the Church and the lives of others cannot go on the way they should. 

You have an appointed time.  God only called those who were 30-50 years old to do work in the Tabernacle.  We must wait for our appointed time in life also.  Like my pastor says, it’s not just that timing is everything but that “God’s timing is everything.”  We must work in the right timing for our purpose to be fulfilled. 

There is an order in which you execute your purpose.  God wants everything to be in order.  From your Spiritual authorities all the way down to how and when you make your moves.  The Levite clans had to do their duties in a specific order or the Tabernacle would not be dismantled correctly and there would be confusion and possibly lost of important items.  The Kohathites had to go first and secure the most Holy things after Aaron and his sons covered them.  Our most Holy things are our relationship with God, and His people, our integrity, our worth, our purpose.  Without taking care of those things first, in particular our RELATIONSHIP with God, all would be lost.  If the Kohathites didn’t secure the most Holy things, and the people of Israel got a glimpse of the innermost sanctuary of the Tabernacle God’s wrath would come down on the people.  Just as important is our RELATIONSHIP.  If we don’t hold that dear we run the risk of being destroyed spiritually and emotionally.  Then the Gershonites came in and removed the curtains that surrounded and partitioned the Tabernacle into its different rooms.  And finally the Merarites had to take down the structure, the frames, posts and bases of the Tabernacle. 

The most important part of finding and walking in the purpose of your life, the God given purpose of your life, is your RELATIONSHIP with God.  He wants to be a part of your life so that He can show you the great things He has planned for you.  We should not be living in mediocrity but in the fullness of the amazing plans God has for our lives.  He says that He is able to do “immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine” (Eph 3:20).  Once our RELATIONSHIP is secure then we can work on the details of the vision; the curtains, and structure of that vision, if you will.  The great thing about this walk is that once your RELATIONSHIP is established God continues to guide you and gives you the details and the how-to about the “immeasurably more” He has for you!  I thank God that He is continuing to show and reveal to me the details of my life…As I go everyday the dream and vision gets bigger and bigger.  I truly don’t know how I can do it….but I know the desires of my heart have been planted in me by God and He is definitely able and willing.  He can do the same for you!

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