Every man born on earth has a purpose to fulfill on earth. God has a plan and purpose for every living creature that breath and walks on the surface of the earth.
Most times, God allows us to experience certain situations because of our purpose. Oftentimes, these experiences are not pleasant or easy, but it is worth it.
The day you start to understand that the life you live is no longer your own is the day you know your true calling.
A man with a purpose must live for something much greater than himself.
In John 21:18, Jesus told Peter, “Truly, truly, I say to you, when you were young, you used to dress yourself and walk wherever you wanted, but when you are old, you will stretch out your hands, and another will dress you and carry you where you do not want to go.”
Here, the risen Christ was telling Peter that he would no longer be in charge of his life; Peter now had a limited role to play in his own life. The direction he would encounter would not be of his own volition, but someone else taking charge (the Holy Spirit), leading him to places he would not want to be. A little bit further in that passage, it explained that Jesus was speaking of Peter’s death, which would bring glory to God.
What about Joseph?
And Joseph said unto them, Fear not: for am I in the place of God? But as for you, ye thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive. – Genesis 50:19-20
One cannot imagine how Joseph must have felt when he saw the amount of hatred his brethren showed towards him. When they beat him, tied him, threw him into a pit, and sold him as a slave to foreigners, he must have hated them for it.
Despite his experiences, he had to continue living his life. He never fully understood God’s intention until he passed through various stages of misfortune (hell on earth). Despite that, he was highly favored.
This shows that, in times of misfortune and disgrace, God sends his favor. No matter the circumstances, God is always there to encourage you.
Your victory is dependent on perseverance, your ability to stay put and wait for God to change your situation.
Joseph realized that the pain he underwent, what happened to him was as a result of a good fortune – it was God’s plan to fulfill the purpose for which he was created. That is, to save many lives.
There is always an end goal for our purpose on earth. You should know you are not created for self benefit or to satisfy lust. You were created to affect the lives of others positively.
Keep fighting the good fight of faith notwithstanding unpleasant things. You have God’s favor and grace. In difficulty, the favor of God abounds. Grace sustains. Despite any crisis, God’s grace is available, the reward is sure and one day you will realize that it was all worth it!
Did you enjoy reading this post? Was your trial worth it? Are you going through it right now? I would love to hear from you.