Have life’s circumstances had you wondering; what’s your purpose?
The events of life have a way of interrupting our own hopes, dreams, or plans. And when that happens, we are quick to question the purpose. We have experienced this first hand when we lost our spiritual father, Ed.
The week of his home going was not only difficult on us in the natural; it was a week we experienced great challenge. During one of our church services, we sung for the first time called: The Desert Song.
As we listened to that song, there was something that resonated within our spirit, not only to sing the song, but to find the words and meditate on them.
“This is my prayer in the desert. When all that’s within me feels dry. This is my prayer in my hunger and need, My God is the God who provides. I will bring praise, I will bring praise, no weapon formed against me shall remain. I will rejoice, I will declare, God is my victory and He is here. All of my life, in every season, you are still God, I have a reason to sing. I have a reason to worship.”
All of my life, in every season you are still God! Yes, even when it seems like all hell is braking lose, even when it seems that you have come to financial ruin, even when you lose those you love, God is still God in every season! Therefore, we always have a reason to worship!
That song was all we could meditate on the week we lost Ed. Desperately seeking God for the purpose of his place in our life, why this happened and more importantly what now?
Shortly after Ed’s death, our spiritual mother Lorri gave us a card that said: “don’t forget all that was sown into you as spiritual children. For you will bear more fruit as you continue to walk unmoved by circumstances.”
She knew all the personal struggles we faced; losing someone who was our anchor, someone who helped us see God in all that was happening in our life, has now gone home to be with the Lord. Nevertheless, in her own sorrow of losing her husband, she still took the time to minister to our hearts.
However, the words written in that card, did more for us than any sermon could do. It was at that moment that we realize the depth of our relationship. We were more than just a couple they discipled we were spiritual children. We were children, whom they loved so much, they cared enough not only to sow into us while living on this earth, but, to continue to sow into us even after death.
To our surprise, inside the card was a check, an inheritance, with a message that said: “the best of our purpose is yet to come.” Which meant, all that we have learned, all that we have been through, all that is happening right now, is not our end. All that God has for us, still lies ahead of us, if we make the decision to not be moved by circumstances.
Ironically, that week we had written a scripture on an index card that said: Now to Him Who, by (in consequence of) the [action of His] power that is at work within us, is able to [carry out His purpose and] do superabundantly, far over and above all that we [dare] ask or think [infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts, hopes, or dreams]— Ephesians 3:20 (AMPC)
We were believing that in every season, we would see God, and we had a reason to sing no matter what. Then look at how God not only provided in the natural, but sowed a supernatural seed that helped us keep our eyes on Him in every season. If we had not taken that step, we don’t know where we would be today.
So if life has you knocked down, and you’re wondering your purpose. Just remember the best part of your purpose is yet to come.
~ André and Timberley Gray