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4 Harmful Lies That Can Sabotage Your Purpose.

Updated: Jun 25, 2020

Over and over I have found these four lies constantly fighting to sabotage the lives of many people searching for their purpose. Don’t ever allow one of these lies to get a stronghold in your life and block you from discovering God’s divine calling on your life.

Life is too short and there is not much room for error. If you recognize even one of these lies trying to enter your heart, make sure to destroy it immediately. Each of these four lies are consistently trying to sneak into our hearts and waste our time and wreak havoc in our lives.

Let us jump right into it!!

The first Harmful Lie - I have all the time in the world Most people who struggle to identify their purpose and get busy with it, secretly have the thought in their hearts that they have all the time in the world to figure it out. They do not believe that they can die without accomplishing their purpose. Somehow, they assume that tomorrow is definitely coming and so they have absolutely no urgency in finding out what they should be doing with their lives.

The cycles of life have a way of deceiving us. Because we are so accustomed to seeing ‘tomorrow’, we inadvertently assume that the cycle of today leading into tomorrow will always occur. But it won’t. Tomorrow won’t always come. One day we will not have a tomorrow. That is why it is imperative that we don’t believe the lie that we have all the time in the world to discover our purpose. Get busy and read books on your purpose - you can begin with 21 Days To Knowing God’s Will. It is an excellent book that will help you to discover your God-given purpose.

The second Harmful Lie - If God wants me to know it, I will know it. There is an underlying assumption that many people make, especially Christians. As Christians, we can sometimes be too lackadaisical in pursuing our purpose. We make the grand assumption that the Lord is going make sure that we accomplish it. The Word of God makes it abundantly clear, for example, that we play an essential role in seeking Him. The Lord won’t make us seek Him. He will nudge us, but we can disobey the nudge. He will convict us, but we can disobey the conviction. He will place desires on our hearts, but we can quench the Spirit's move in our lives. We have to cooperate with the Lord. We have to work with him. We have to learn to walk with the Spirit and obey His lead. Don’t you ever assume that if the Lord wants it done it will be done in your life. The Bible declares: My people perish for lack of knowledge (Hosea 4:6).

As God’s people, we need to pursue God’s purposes on our lives. Don’t just exist and assume it will be done, get busy and pursue God’s divine calling on your life.

The third Harmful Lie - To Know my purpose is a long and confusing journey

Your Purpose is one of the most obvious things staring you in the face. When we finally realize what we were born to do, we will wonder to ourselves why it took us so long to figure it out. By paying attention to just five areas of your life you can move closer to knowing your purpose. All five things are dealt with in 21 Days To Knowing God’s Will under the heading ‘It’s Time to Pay Attention’. Let me give you three of them:

  1. Your passion

  2. Your gifting

  3. Your work ethic.

These three factors always point to your purpose. I discuss all three aspects in great detail in the book 21 Days To Knowing God’s Will. Knowing your purpose in life is not as difficult as it seems. When you know what to look out for everything will seem crystal clear.

The Fourth Harmful Lie - I don’t need to know the Lord to know my Purpose. This is the biggest lie of all lies. So many times when we think of our purpose, we act as if we are our own creators. We think we should give Purpose to our lives and we start with ourselves instead of with Him who created us. Psalm 100:3a declares: “It is He who hath made us and not we ourselves”. Since we didn’t create ourselves we cannot know our purpose without consulting the One who created us. Only when we know the Lord Jesus can we definitely know our purpose. Surely, we can be rich and famous and attain a measure of success without knowing the Lord. But true, lasting success cannot be known without first having a meaningful relationship with God through faith in Jesus Christ. A truly successful life must first be joined intimately to the Lord. He is the one who reveals our purpose to us and enables us to successfully accomplish it. Never you believe the lie that you don’t need to know the Lord in order to accomplish your purpose. Jesus boldly declared: “apart from Me, you can do nothing” John 15:5. Very true words.

The most important step for you to know and fulfill your purpose in life begins with Jesus. Purpose starts with us being attached to the one who created us. Colossians 1:16 boldly declares: “For by him (Jesus) all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him.”

Never believe the harmful lie that you can fulfill your purpose without Jesus. If you have not yet made Him the Lord of your life and you want to, it would be my pleasure to help you to begin this journey - let’s pray -

Heavenly Father, I thank you for the gift of eternal life which is only found in your Son, Jesus. I thank you for sending Jesus to die on a cross for my sins. I confess that I am a sinner in need of your forgiveness and today I turn from my sins and I place my trust in Jesus who died for me. Jesus please be the Lord and Saviour of my life. Thank you Lord for saving me from eternal damnation. Fill me with your Holy Spirit and give me an insatiable desire for your Word. All these things I pray in Jesus‘ name. Amen.

There are many resources available to help you discover your purpose in life. One such resource is ‘21 Days To Knowing God’s Will’. In a very clear manner, it helps you to move from a place of cluelessness to a place of certainty concerning your purpose.

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