Recent series of events in my life have utterly confused me and I’ve been looking to see God’s purpose in them. Having seen the way God has worked other things in my life, I am convinced that these events have a meaning and a bigger purpose than me, though I have not figured it out yet, and they’ve really thrown me for a loop. I’ve been told to simply keep being obedient to what God is asking of me and it will eventually become clear. I am doing my best to be obedient, though, in truth, have sometimes failed.
For the past few weeks, our pastor has talked about knowing the will of God – how perfect under the circumstances (Coincidence?). Yesterday, we continued the series. There were several passages we explored, but overall, it was a light bulb moment for me. Here’s the crux of the message.
Seeking to do God’s will leads to Gods will being done in the lives of others, which leads to God’s will being done in the lives of others, and so on, and so on.
One of the passages we read was the story of the woman at the well. You can read the story yourself here: Woman at the well story but for those who prefer a summary, Jesus (a Jew) came into the town of Samaria and sent his disciples away to get food. In Samaria, at mid-day, he found a woman drawing water from a well and engaged in conversation with her – this was not socially accepted since he was a Jew and she was a Samarian and because she had a bad reputation, which is why she was drawing water at mid-day. Despite all of this, Jesus asks her to give him a drink of water, and tells her that and tells her that He can give her water so that she’d never thirst again. He asks her to bring her husband back and she replies that she has no husband. He tells her he knows she’s had five husbands and living with a man who is not her husband. She realizes he is a prophet and goes to tell the town she has seen the Messiah, and they begin to come out to see Him. Just then the disciples returned and asked Jesus what he was doing, and ask him to eat some food. John 4:34 Jesus replies, “My food is to do the will of the Father who sent me”.
In another passage, in John 9, Jesus heals a blind man, and his disciples asked whether it was his parents who sinned or he who sinned that cause his blindness.
John 9:3“Neither this man nor his parents sinned,” said Jesus, “but this happened so that the works of God might be displayed in him. “
By Jesus obeying the will of the Father, this man was able to fulfill the work that he was designed to do.
And in hearing this, I am more convinced that my purpose right now in several lives is to help them fulfill Gods purpose in their lives… “maybe that’s why the devil works so hard to keep us from it”
Wow. That’s heavy
I see my failures before me and know that the devil doesn’t want me to do God’s will because he doesn’t want God’s will to be done by others. I am laying all of it down at the feet of Jesus, asking for forgiveness for my sins, seeking His will in every aspect of my life.
I would like to ask all of you who are reading this blog now to pray for me and with me – for me to be obedient and to not allow the devil to confuse me and my purpose; with me for the people who God has placed in my life to guide, so that the will of God might be done in their lives also.
If you’re willing to pray with me and for me, please comment, or send me a message, text, etc, to let me know – I would really appreciate it. Thank you.