Clarity: A Biblical Perspective of Purpose
Clarity always has a way of bringing forth life to purpose.
Jesus had a clear understanding of the purpose of his life, and he derived his purpose from his Father and not from his own ambitions or aspirations. This model of listening and learning from the Father is the beginning of wisdom for anyone who wishes to understand “their unique purpose.”
The hallmark of his life was to learn his Father’s will and walk in the power of the Spirit to bring it to fruition. As Christians, we are to live by faith. A part of walking in faith is the aligning of our hearts to God’s will for us. The degree to which we are able to achieve God’s purposes in our life has as much to do with our willingness to listen and accept His will for our lives as it does with our willingness to abide or walk-in daily relationship with Jesus so we have the strength and power to endure to the end. The point is that we often waiver in both our attitude and actions but by abiding through the renewing our minds (Romans 12:2) we able to faithful fulfill our life’s purpose.
The Gospels record three particularly clear purpose statements that related to our Lord’s life mission:
- “For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.” (Mark 10:45)
- “For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.”(Luke 19:10)
- “I glorified You on the earth, having accomplished the work which You have given Me to do.” (John 17:4)
Jesus’ purpose was to glorify his Father by seeking, serving, and saving the lost, and testifying to the truth.
What is your purpose? It begins with prayer and humbling seeking clarity through the studying of God’s Word. This will renew our minds and bring clarity which has a way of bringing life to our purpose. This is the path leading to a life well lived.