- Apostle Val Egbudiwe
How To Discover Your Kingdom Purpose
Psalms 139:14-16 I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well. My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them.
Every human being was created in a unique way by God. Man is the special and ultimate creation of God. It was after man was created in Genesis 1:27 that in Genesis 1:31 God saw then that everything he had made was VERY GOOD. I don't know how you have been regarding yourself, but you need to understand that you are unique. The universe needs you in particular for it to be complete. Without you on planet earth, certain things cannot be accomplished because you have a special place in it. You are precious and highly valued by God. God does not create anything without value. You are the Masterpiece of God's creation. In the New Living Translation, Ephesians 2:10 refers to man as God's masterpiece. God created and designed you specifically to fulfill a unique position in His ultimate plan for the Kingdom on earth. Why are you here? What is your purpose? Until purpose is discovered, life is meaningless. You were created with a mission! There is a purpose for your life on earth!! You have a vacuum to fill in God's scheme of things!!! You may have made mistakes in the past. But do not worry. All you need to do is to desire to discover your Kingdom purpose and God will perfect it.
What is Kingdom Purpose?
This is your unique contribution to the Body of Christ, which drives you to be completely dependent on God and ultimately display His love towards His creatures through the expression of your specific and unique self. God created you as a unique creature because you have a special and unique contribution, which only you can make. Your Kingdom purpose is much more than a career. It is a special commissioning given by God to you to make a significant difference on earth. Your career does not define your Kingdom purpose but could provide you the platform to direct it. You need to discover your Kingdom purpose because when you discover it, you will be able to lead a life of lasting significance, fulfillment, and Kingdom impact. Simon Peter discovered his Kingdom purpose. In Matthew 4:18, Jesus saw him with Andrew, his brother casting their net into the sea. Peter was a career fisherman. He was married and fishing was his means of livelihood. To have owned a boat means that Peter must have been a successful fisherman. However, catching fish was not Peter's kingdom purpose. He did not realize this until he met Jesus. In Matthew 4:19, Jesus spoke to him and his brother Andrew --- Follow me and I will make you fishers of men. They obeyed Jesus and left their nets and followed Him. They were not worried about the returns of the day nor did they think about how they would survive after leaving a career they were familiar with. In obedience, Peter discovered his kingdom purpose and was able to fulfill it. His first sermon on the day of Pentecost in Acts 2:41 brought 3,000 (three thousand) souls into the kingdom.
Peter gave up his cherished career to be what God had created him to be. Many people today are still clinging unto earthly cherished activities, but the question is: Where are you today? The Bible asks in 2 Corinthians 6:14 "what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? And what communion hath light with darkness?" Luke 5:37 says: "No man putteth new wine into old bottles". Many people are in the church but have still not given up their old ways of life. 2 Corinthians 5:17 says, "If any man be in Christ, he is a new creature, old things are passed away; behold all things are become new". Beloved, discover your kingdom purpose! Your kingdom purpose does not depend on the way people see you. God is the only one that knows you. Infact, God is continually looking for ordinary people who are willing to let him use them to make a difference for his kingdom. God uses ordinary people in extraordinary ways.
How Can I Discover My Kingdom Purpose?
1. Find Out From God
God created you and no one knows and understands how a creation is supposed to operate like the creator.
The Bible says in Daniel 2 verse 22 (NKJV):
He reveals deep and secret things;
He knows what is in the darkness,
And light dwells with Him.
God knows what is unknown to man. God also knows what is secret and hidden. It therefore makes sense to ask Him what your kingdom purpose really is.
The scripture says in Matthew 7: 7 - 11 that you should ask because everyone that asks receives. The Lord says in Jeremiah 33:3 that we should call out to God about things we do not know.
Jeremiah 33:3 (New King James Version)
‘Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.’
Be patient enough to inquire from the Lord your kingdom purpose with specifics. You and your destiny are worth the time and effort it takes to get clarity from God. You can seek the face of the Lord on this with prayer and fasting. READ MORE ABOUT prayer and fasting
2. Be Willing to Give Up Your Earthly Passion and Seek Your Kingdom Mission.
Mark 1:18 "they forsook their nets, and followed him".
Be open to changing course when God points you in a different direction than what you are doing presently. Trust God! He can be trusted to take care of you and bring you fulfillment.
2. Allow God's Truth to Define Your Kingdom Purpose.
It is not trends and what is in vogue, or what others tell you that defines your kingdom purpose, but the truth of God's work. Spend time studying the Word of God, fellowshipping with God, and worshipping Him in the privacy of your secret place. It will begin to unfold.
3. Be Faithful to God.
The more time you spend with God, the more you learn of His goodness and plans for your life. 4. Be courageous and strong in the Lord, Joshua 1:9. Finally brethren, I challenge you today to invest in God's kingdom in a way that will last long after you are gone. Be a contributor not a consumer. God is waiting for you.
About the Author
Until the Lord told him that he would pastor a Church in Texas, Dr. Val Egbudiwe was an international Missionary/Revival Evangelist. Dr. Val Egbudiwe was called by God with a unique mandate and anointing to deliver God's people from the bondage of sin, satan and poverty. God's presence is always manifested as God confirms His Word with signs and wonders when he preaches the Word.
He is a published author and an Apostle of the Lord Jesus Christ. With great insight into spiritual warfare, he also operates in the miraculous as his ministry is always accompanied with demonstration of the power of the Holy Ghost to save, heal and set the captives free. He is currently the Pastor of Chapel of Revival and Miracles, Mesquite, Texas, USA, a parish of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, North America. He is the author of 'The Midnight Gate - How to Open Heaven's Door and Bring Desired Results to Your Prayers'.