3 Keys to Fulfilling Your Divine Purpose

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Devotional

Key #1 - Run Your Race


Here’s something to think about: When you got saved, you became a citizen of heaven. Since that’s the case, why didn’t you just move to your new home after you accepted Christ? Because God needs you here on earth. You have a divine purpose. In a general sense, your purpose is to know Him and tell others about Him so they can also be saved (Mark 16:15). In a specific sense, you're also gifted to live out your own unique calling.  


So it’s vital that you keep your eyes on what’s important as you run this race that is your life. There can be a lot of things that keep you from running your race. 


The Bible says, “ ... Let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us” (Heb. 12:1). First Corinthians 9:24-25 says: “Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may obtain it. And everyone who competes for the prize is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a perishable crown, but we for an imperishable crown.”


This verse describes how to run and why to run. Let’s face it – the whole reason for running in a race is to win! Thankfully, the Bible gives us instruction in how to do it: lay aside sin, endure, and be temperate (moderate – not extreme or excessive). Keep your eyes on the big picture. Ask God to show you places where some of these things may be hindering you. 


Don’t let trouble, failures, fears or sin stand in your way of fulfilling your divine purpose and gaining your reward in heaven.