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How to Discover Your Purpose in life (The Top Twelve Ways)


 

1.  Acknowledge Jesus the Christ

The first key to discovering your purpose in life is to acknowledge the existence of a Supreme Creator. You did not create yourself. A Supreme Being who existed before time, matter, and energy created you.

For example, the device you are using to read my article did not appear by itself. Someone or a group of people (company) created the device you are using to read my article. You did not appear as a salamander or an ape.

Nothing exploded in the beginning. Creation and existence began from God Almighty. God Almighty (Christ Jesus) created you (See Colossians 1:1-16). He knows everything about you. God understands your sorrow and joy.

He knows your weakness, strength and potentials. Like the device you are using to read my article, the manufacturer (s) knows the device's purpose because he is the creator. Christ Jesus created you, so He knows the purpose and assignment of your life.

Humble yourself and acknowledge that there is a Supreme Being who created you because pride darkens your understanding. The Supreme Creator walked on earth as a man. He died for our sins and rose for our justification.

Whosoever repents and believes in Christ Jesus discovers His purpose in life because He is the light of the world. Your true purpose is hidden in Christ Jesus because He moulded and crafted you.

 

The words of Jeremiah the son of Hilkiah, of the priests that were in Anathoth in the land of Benjamin:

To whom the word of the LORD came in the days of Josiah the son of Amon king of Judah, in the thirteenth year of his reign.

It came also in the days of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah king of Judah, unto the end of the eleventh year of Zedekiah the son of Josiah king of Judah, unto the carrying away of Jerusalem captive in the fifth month.

Then the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,

Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.

Then said I, Ah, Lord GOD! behold, I cannot speak: for I am a child.

But the LORD said unto me, Say not, I am a child: for thou shalt go to all that I shall send thee, and whatsoever I command thee thou shalt speak.

Be not afraid of their faces: for I am with thee to deliver thee, saith the LORD.

Then the LORD put forth his hand, and touched my mouth. And the LORD said unto me, Behold, I have put my words in thy mouth.

See, I have this day set thee over the nations and over the kingdoms, to root out, and to pull down, and to destroy, and to throw down, to build, and to plant.

Jeremiah 1:1-9 KJV

In the book of Jeremiah, we see how the LORD spoke to His servant. God Almighty declared that before Jeremiah (anointed prophet) came to this earth, He knew his purpose. Before the child (Jeremiah) developed in his mother’s womb, God confessed his purpose to him.

God called and anointed Jeremiah as a prophet to nations. Through Jeremiah, God accomplished His plans. God ordained Jeremiah to bring deliverance to Israel. Through Jeremiah, God destroyed His enemies.

The righteous received their blessings through Jeremiah’s purpose. People became glorious and transformed through the ministry of Jeremiah. Jeremiah did not choose his purpose because he did not create himself.

Every human living on this earth has a purpose. You must surrender your life to Christ Jesus for divine enlightenment. Without Christ Jesus, the world (enemies, family members and loved ones) will find a purpose for you.  

 

…I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.

Jeremiah 29:11 KJV

God spoke unto Jeremiah that He knew the purpose of His children. God's purpose for our lives is peace, joy, and a prosperous journey. God's purpose for us is not evil. It's not God's desire that we live in pain.

His plans for our lives is to walk in abundance. Sometimes God allows us to experience some suffering because He wants to train us. Get this book for more profound revelations on why God allows suffering in life.

If you have not repented and surrendered your life to Christ Jesus. Do that now to receive eternal life and the wisdom to discover your purpose.

PRAYER OF SALVATION (CONFESS THIS PRAYER WITH ALL YOUR HEART)

Heavenly Father, I come to you in the name of Jesus Christ, please forgive me of all my sin and wash me by the blood of Jesus Christ, I confess Jesus Christ as my Lord and personal Saviour. I will follow and love you with all my heart.

Amen.

 

FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS AFTER THE PRAYERS

  1. Delete and format anything that will limit you from the presence of God.
  2. Download a Holy Bible on all your electronic devices (King James Version recommended).
  3. Buy a hard copy of a Holy Bible (King James Version recommended).
  4. Find a church that believes and follows the Holy Bible as their source of final authority and as their reference of doctrine and get baptized in water and with the Holy Spirit.
  5. Build a consistent prayer life on your own.
  6. Fellowship with the Holy Spirit through the word of God and anointed spiritual songs (worship, praises, and hymnals).
  7. Evangelize in your community.

 

2. Engage in Prayers

Moreover the word of the LORD came unto Jeremiah the second time, while he was yet shut up in the court of the prison, saying,

Thus saith the LORD the maker thereof, the LORD that formed it, to establish it; the LORD is his name;

Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.

Jeremiah 33:3 KJV

One secret key to help you discover your purpose in life is to build a consistent prayer life. When you ask God in prayers to help you find out your purpose in life, He will reveal it to you. If you ask the Lord from a sincere heart, He will respond.

As the Holy Scriptures declares, when we call on the Lord in prayers, He will answer us. God will reveal to us great things we do not know. Through fervent and consistent prayers, God reveals to us the things we don't know about ourselves.

Embark on fasting and prayers as led by the Holy Spirit. Fasting and prayers are some of the best ways to seek the face of God (Meditate on 2 Chronicles 7:14). When you ask God to reveal your purpose to you in heartfelt prayer, He will not deny you.

All you have to do is to pray through the name of Christ Jesus. Pray in faith, and God will speak to you. You can get my book, The Secret Keys to an Answered Prayer, for more profound revelations.

God has several ways of speaking to us. Download and read my free book, How to Hear the Voice of the Holy Spirit, for more profound revelations. You can buy it on Amazon kindle to support the kingdom work.

God speaks to us all the time. He is not silent as some people think. Check your hearing, and you will recognize the voice of the Holy Spirit. Keep praying with faith, and God will reveal your purpose to you.

 

3.  Develop a consistent relationship with the Holy Spirit and love God with all your heart

…as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.

But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.

For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God.

1 Corinthians 2:9-11 KJV

God has intentionally hidden some things from specific people because they cannot handle them. If you want to discover your purpose in life, develop a close relationship with the Holy Spirit. Find a conducive place and adequate time to worship and praise God through spiritual songs.

You can get my book, How to Worship God in Spirit and Truth, for more profound revelations. I love to worship and praise God because it builds the fruits of the Holy Spirit in my heart.

When you build a close relationship with the Holy Spirit, the things of the world will not dominate you. Satan and his agents will distance themselves from you when you develop a consistent fellowship with the Holy Spirit.

When your relationship becomes active, the voice and leadership of the Holy Spirit will become more apparent in your life. When your heart becomes one with the Holy Spirit, you will discover the purpose of your life because the Holy Spirit knows the plans of God for your life (Meditate on Romans 8:26-27).

The Holy Spirit lived with God Almighty (Christ Jesus) in the beginning. He knows your gifts, assignment and purpose. When you love God above the things of this world, He will reveal to you things ordinary people do not know.

The Holy Spirit will reveal the activities of the spiritual realm to you when you love God with all your heart (Meditate on John 21:15-17). When your heart desire is to win and establish souls into God's kingdom, the Holy Spirit will trust you with divine secrets.

The Holy Spirit will reveal the mind (purpose) of God to you through creation, visions, trance, dreams and spiritual leaders. You will not struggle to discover your purpose in life because you reverence God and walks in the obedience of the Word. You can read my books, The Mysteries of Fear and Spiritual Keys for life for more profound revelations.

 

4. Your Personality is a hint to discover your purpose

One secret key to help you discover your purpose in life is your personality. Your personality entails your character and the workings of your mind. Some people are introverts (indoor minded), whiles others are extroverts (outdoor-minded).

I am an introvert. I love to be alone because it helps me concentrate. My father is an introvert, whiles my mother is an extrovert. My mother loves talking and making friends because that’s her personality.

My father loves to keep things to himself. He rarely makes friends, whiles my mother loves to express herself. Some of their DNA is in me. Most often, introverts are organized, whiles extroverts are disorganized. Agur, in the book of proverbs, gave a summary of the personalities.

 

Proverbs 30:11 There is a generation that curseth their father, and doth not bless their mother.

Some people believe these people are Melancholic.

 

Proverbs 30:12 There is a generation that are pure in their own eyes, and yet is not washed from their filthiness.

Some people believe these people are Phlegmatic.

 

Proverbs 30:13 There is a generation, O how lofty are their eyes! and their eyelids are lifted up.

Some people believe these people are Sanguine.

 

Proverbs 30:14 There is a generation, whose teeth are as swords, and their jaw teeth as knives, to devour the poor from of the earth, and the needy from among men.

Some people believe these people are Choleric.

 

Socrates gave some discoveries on the four temperaments. Many researchers have discovered several human personalities. Below is a diagram that reveals some strength and weakness of the four temperaments.

 


Understanding your personality can help you discover which career (purpose) to pursue. The Holy Spirit can shape the weakness and strength of each temperament if you open your heart to the Word. Discover your personality and search for the best gift you can pursue because it is a hint to unveil your purpose in life.

 

5. Your godly passion is a hint to discover your purpose

And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people.

But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd.

Matthew 9:35-36 KJV

God has placed a passion in you. Maybe you love to help others. There is an inner drive within you that pushes you to do something without the command of someone. Ask yourself these questions.

  • What drives me into action?
  • What do I love to do without the prompting of another man?
  • What makes me angry?
  • What makes me sad?
  • What makes me joyful?
  • What work can I sacrifice all my time, energy and resource on?
  • What work am I willing to sacrifice to do without getting paid?
  • What work do I enjoy doing every day of my life without easily getting stressed?
  • What work makes me fulfilled in life?
  • What work am I willing to sacrifice with my life?
  • When I watch a video, which part (scene) moves my emotion (anger, sadness, pain, passion)?
  • When I listen to music, which section drives me to action?
  • When I read a book, which chapter drives me to action?

Assess yourself. Some passions are not from God. For example, having a passion for stealing is not from the Holy Spirit. Having a passion for playing a scammer, hacker, fraudster, prostitute, or womanizing is not from God (Holy Spirit). Any passion (purpose) that disagrees with the Word (Holy Scriptures) is not from God.

 

6. Your godly friends who love you from their heart can help you discover your purpose

Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.

Proverbs 27:17 KJV

Godly friends can help you discover your purpose in life. Connecting with friends who reverence God can help you know who you are in life because these people have the Spirit of God living in them.

Some friends have eyes that can see the good seeds (purpose) in you. With these friends surrounding you, you will not struggle to discover your purpose because they will assist you. These friends are not jealous of you because the Spirit living in them will not permit them to destroy you but to help you identify God's purpose for your life and assist you to fulfil it.

You can read my series of books for more profound revelation.

1. How to Pursue a Purposeful life

2. How to Pursue a Purposeful life without Money and

3. How to Make Perfect Decisions

 

7. Encountering genuinely called prophets of God can help you discover your purpose

Surely the Lord GOD will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets.

Amos 3:7 KJV

Prophets are God’s vessels that carry the mysteries, wisdom and counsels of Christ Jesus. Prophets can tap into the mind of the Holy Spirit everywhere and at any time.  Encountering truly called and anointed prophet of God can help you discover God’s purpose for your life because he can upload the mind of the Holy Spirit concerning your life to you.

Some Christian believers are strong in the prophetic gift and stream. Connecting with these gifted vessels can help you discover God's plan for your life. When you receive a prophetic word from a prophet or a Christian believer who operates in the prophetic gift, pray over it because the vessel can make an error.

Associate with Christian believers who are strong in the prophetic and pray with them. Through the communal prayers, the Holy Spirit can speak through them to discover your purpose. As I said, it is not every prophetic Word that emanates from the Holy Spirit.

Some people have the spirit of divination and Balaam. It is up to you to discern the spirit operating in the person and judge the prophecy (your purpose) by the criterion of God’s Word (Holy Scriptures), the inner witness of the Holy Spirit, and judgments of true and godly prophets.

 

8. Writing down your dreams and seeking the meaning is a hint to discover your purpose

For God speaketh once, yea twice, yet man perceiveth it not.

In a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falleth upon men, in slumberings upon the bed;

Then he openeth the ears of men, and sealeth their instruction,

That he may withdraw man from his purpose, and hide pride from man.

Job 33:14-17 KJV

One of the most familiar ways God speaks to us is through dreams. Joseph received his purpose through his dream. God revealed the purpose of Jesus to Mary and Joseph through dreams.

Samson, John the Baptist, Apostle Paul, Jacob (Israel), and many vessels divine assignment (purpose) came through dreams and visions. Write your dreams and visions because God reveals His mind (purpose) through these channels.

It can happen that God has uncovered your purpose to you through dreams and visions, but you have ignored it out of immaturity, pride, carnality and ignorance. Pray for God’s wisdom because He is the best Person to explain your dreams and visions.

You can seek counselling from a trusted servant of God to help you interpret your dream. For example, if you dream of catching fishes on a sea, it means God has called you into the fivefold ministry.

Seeing yourself driving a car or sitting in a bus is God's call into ministry or leadership position. Seeing yourself lifting a sword or rod towards the sky means spiritual authority, mantle and spiritual power.

Every animal you see in the spiritual realm has a meaning. Fishes, trees, and meats in the spiritual realm are symbols of human beings (Meditate on Acts 10:9-34, Matthew 4:17-19, Psalms 1:1-3, Mark 8:22-25). For spiritual assistance, link up.

 

9. Disconnecting from visionless people and the hostile environment can help you discover your purpose.

Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?

And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel?

And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.

Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you.

And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.

2 Corinthians 6:14-18 KJV

The environment you live in has a significant impact on your life (purpose). If the people around you are not born again and visionless, you will find it challenging to discover purpose. The surrounding people will not create a favourable atmosphere for you to operate in your calling (purpose).

Living with people who lack the reverence of God will hijack your purpose. The truth is, such people’s mind is not enlightened to help you discover your purpose. Anytime you try to search out your purpose, they will hinder you.

This is one reason you must vacate from environments that cannot help you discover your purpose. Sometimes it can be family members and co-workers. These family members and loved ones can trap you in your comfort zone and make you walk outside the will of God (permissive and imperfect will of God).

You need the wisdom and boldness of the Holy Spirit to vacate such an environment. Associating with people who are going nowhere will end in disaster. If the people around you are not helping you discover your purpose, create some gaps.

If the people surrounding you fight you anytime you try to search for your purpose, disconnect from them. Vacating from such people and environment will open the portal for you to seek your purpose without any disturbances.  Meditate on these scriptures.

And he spake a parable unto them, Can the blind lead the blind? shall they not both fall into the ditch?

Luke 6:39 KJV

 

10. Acquire wisdom and pursue knowledge

Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.

Proverbs 4:7 KJV

Knowledge is one of the most powerful ways to discover your purpose in life. It is what you know that helps you gather information for decision making. If you have nothing substantial in your mind, you cannot move ahead in life.

Without relevant knowledge, you cannot discover your purpose. It is like a man called to drive a car. Failure to acquire knowledge on how cars operate can limit him. Failure to learn driving can limit the man because he lacks the required knowledge to drive the vehicle.

You need adequate knowledge to expand your thinking capacity. Without knowledge, darkness dominates your jurisdiction (mind). People are hopeless in life because they don't know what to do with their lives.

Without adequate knowledge, you cannot get the required information to make important decisions. You need the knowledge of the Holy Spirit to help you imagine greater things. You can have great visions, dreams, aspirations, and imaginations, but you will not know how to accomplish the task without adequate knowledge and wisdom. Knowledge is the key that unlocks your purpose in life; therefore, pursue knowledge with all your heart.

 

11. Avoid Willful Sin

…if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:

In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.

2 Corinthians 4:3-4 KJV

If you want to discover your purpose in life, avoid willful sin at all cost because sin brings darkness (destruction, sorrow, misery, death, curses) into your life (Meditate in Romans 6:23). When you engage in willful sin, the probability of you not discovering your purpose in life rises.

Sin opens the portal for the enemy to block your spiritual senses. If you allow sin to dominate you, your spirit and soul will be dead to the voice and leadership of the Holy Spirit. Willful and consistent sin makes your spiritual atmosphere dark.

When your spiritual atmosphere becomes dark, you will find it challenging to discover your purpose. One harm sin can do to you is that it breaks your self-confidence. When your self-confidence weakens, you become vulnerable to deception and manipulations of the devil and his agents.

You will become a slave of the Inferiority complex when you allow sin to dominate you. The devil has nothing good for you. He came to steal, kill and destroy (See John 101:10). You can read my book, Visions of the Night and read my article, Divine Principles of Spiritual warfare (12), for more profound revelations on how the devil kills, steals and destroys.

Disengage from sinful activities, and you will not struggle to discover your purpose in life.  Meditate on these scriptures.

 

This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind,

 Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart:

Ephesians 4:17-18 KJV

 

12. Stop spending too much time on unnecessary things.

 I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work.

John 9:4 KJV

Time is a fixed asset. If you spend all your time watching unnecessary television programs, it steals your value and makes you lose. Reduce the time you spend on television and videos because it is a trap of the enemy.

You can read my books; The Top Eleven Errors People Make in life and The Top Eighteen Errors People Make in life, for more profound revelations. You will become an enemy to yourself if you spend your entire time watching long hour seasonal movies and playing long hour’s electronic games.

Your purpose is hidden in your time so learn how to manage your time effectively. Some people spend most of their time on their phones taking unnecessary pictures and doing unnecessary things.

Social media has become a barrier to many people. Social media platforms have many benefits if you know how to use them. Instead of spending your money, time and energy reading books that can help you discover your purpose, you will be wasting your resources on the internet.

Have you calculated the number of resources (energy, time, and money) you have spent on the internet for the past two years? Time lost cannot be regained. If you spend your entire life trying to please all men, you lose.

The pride of life, the lust of the flesh and eyes, can trap your purpose. Use time effectively because time is one of the priceless currencies of purpose. Meditate on this scripture.

 

For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?

Matthew 16:26 KJV

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