Most people at one point or another mature to a point of longing to do some soul searching and have a sense of divine purpose. We come to a point where we ask, “Is this as good as it gets?” What is my purpose?” “What have I been put on this earth to do?”
Perhaps you can identify with this mysterious longing.
The Bible says,
He has made everything beautiful and appropriate in its time. He has also planted eternity [a sense of divine purpose] in the human heart [a mysterious longing which nothing under the sun can satisfy, except God]–yet man cannot find out (comprehend, grasp) what God has done (His overall plan) from the beginning to the end.
ECCLESIASTES 3:11 AMP
Taken from the “about” section of my blog and from God’s word, which i’m all about, i share this: The Pleasure of Proclaiming-
1 Co 9:16-23
16 If I proclaim the Message, it’s not to get something out of it for myself. I’m compelled to do it, and doomed if I don’t!
17 If this was my own idea of just another way to make a living, I’d expect some pay. But since it’s not my idea but something solemnly entrusted to me, why would I expect to get paid?
18 So am I getting anything out of it? Yes, as a matter of fact: the pleasure of proclaiming the Message at no cost to you. You don’t even have to pay my expenses!
19 Even though I am free of the demands and expectations of everyone, I have voluntarily become a servant to any and all in order to reach a wide range of people:
20 religious, nonreligious,
21 meticulous moralists, loose-living immoralists,
22 the defeated, the demoralized – whoever. I didn’t take on their way of life. I kept my bearings in Christ – but I entered their world and tried to experience things from their point of view. I’ve become just about every sort of servantthere is in my attempts to lead those I meet into a God-saved life.
23 I did all this because of the Message. I didn’t just want to talk about it; I wanted to be in on it!
SO, being “in on it” for “The Pleasure of proclaiming”- to reach out to the
- loose-living immoralists,
- the defeated,
- the demoralized
- – whoever.
I am one of The Messiah’s Misfits.
If we are honest we all have that longing to understand our creator better. God planted that in us, a sense of divine purpose] in the human heart [a mysterious longing which nothing under the sun can satisfy, except God]; however The Bible says,
yet man cannot find out (comprehend, grasp) what God has done (His overall plan) from the beginning to the end.
That is where ‘faith’ comes in.
Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. This is what the ancients were commended for. By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible. Hebrews 11:1-3 NIV
Although we don’t see we still believe. We may not be able to explain it all but that is because we are not divine, we are only human.
God’s Word says, “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord .
“As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.
As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater, so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it. Isaiah 55:8-11 NIV
Let God achieve the purpose.
Just ask & be willing.
Go with God,
Tom “Beetle” Bailey
Song by John Elefante, “Hello My Good Friend” –