Connecting with the purpose God wrote in our hearts starts with the belief that there is a cause and giving myself permission to go there and look. This dreams-really-do-come-true stuff feels like the last time I was out on a limb and got it sawed off. I hear these three things when I talk to people about the desires of their hearts.
- I don’t think I have a purpose.
- I could come up with something, but I don’t think others would buy it. I’m not sure I would buy it (or believe it) myself!
- Even if I could tell you my purpose, I wouldn’t have a clue how to live it out.
When we see something someone else is doing, and it overlaps with what is in our hearts, it’s natural to imitate it. We call that discipleship, and it’s a healthy process. Paul said, follow me as I follow Christ. We get comfortable copying and serving in that which belongs to someone else – their vision and their purpose.
That’s when Jesus shows up and says, your servant days are over!
John 15:15-16 – I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you. NIV
Discipleship doesn’t last forever. Sons are not robots plugged into a mechanical process; we share the Father’s purpose and the adventure of making it happen on earth.
Process can be “life” threatening – Life on the assembling line of process is a conveyor belt to nowhere. The temptation is that processes seemingly works for others. They even tell us that “If you do what I’m doing, you’ll get the same result.” That formula works just well enough to keep us on the treadmill of performance and away from our purpose; away long enough to kill our enthusiasm, creativity, confidence, and initiative. Trading process for purpose is a formula for health problems and depression because process comes with a boatload of expectations to get someone else’s results with a performance orientation; pretending translates to stress. Fake it till you make it is heart attack medicine. When we get away from our design, DNA and purpose, nothing works the way it can when we connect with our hearts.
Why purpose is so much fun – Jesus didn’t get his daily list of marching orders from the Father at breakfast. What He did “see” was His Father’s purpose; then He implemented it on earth out of His own initiative as opportunities came up. He loosed captives, healing, and everything that was good and He would bind evil, cast out demons and tip over the tables; all at His own initiative as a son, but well within His Father’s purpose. Likewise, we bind and loose in the name of Jesus; it means we’re in the Father’s purpose and our own. I’m in Him and He is in me; I’m in my Father’s purpose and He is in mine.
- Kingdom is not a list of rules to obey, or works to do
- Kingdom is not a list of principles to live by
- Kingdom is not a process you go through
- Kingdom is not just a message we preach, and we’re not just messengers
- The Kingdom of God is a relationship with the Father who has a purpose
- Sons carry and volunteer for that purpose, “Here am I, send me!”
These often-repeated half-truths miss the purpose God wrote in the desires of your heart. Kingdom is fun. It’s plugging into your own design and your own purpose. You’re courageous and creative because you know your Father shares your purpose. He’s the originator, and He carries that same purpose deeply in His own heart. That’s why sons have power and authority. They can ask for whatsoever. They live for a person and a purpose much bigger than themselves. They do exploits far beyond their own abilities.
John 15:15-17 – I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you. 16 You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit — fruit that will last. Then the Father will give you whatever you ask in my name. NIV
Daniel 11:32 – The people who know their God shall be strong and carry out great Exploits. KJV
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Prov. 20:5 – The purposes of a man’s heart are deep waters, but a man of understanding draws them out.
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Ps. 84:7 – They go from strength to strength, every one of them appears before God in Zion. NASU
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