How I Found My Purpose
Look around and you’ll see the world full of people longing to find purpose. As a follower of Jesus Christ, I’ve always believed that I was created to play a specific role in the world. After many unsuccessful years of trying to find my purpose in life, I had an encounter with God that has forever changed my world.
I’d like to take some time and share my encounter with you and show you how you can step into your God-given purpose as well…
It was a hot summer Sunday in July and I was an hour early for church so I pulled into a fast food restaurant parking lot to kill time. While sitting in the parking lot I see an elderly lady struggling to adjust the mirror on her battered minivan. The lady, desperate for help, motioned me to her, to assist with the mirror. While helping this lady she began to pour her heart out to me. Her story was one of heartache, poverty, and desperation.
She told me that she recently buried her husband of 50 plus years and had no idea how she was going to make it in life without him. She then told me about her extremely ill granddaughter, and without her husband, she had no way of getting her granddaughter to the hospital in the city. She also told me of the life of poverty that she was living in. It was obvious that this lady needed hope and for someone to let her know that everything was going to be okay.
I began to love on this lady and prayed with her. We prayed for peace, financial blessings, and supernatural healing for her granddaughter. After we prayed this lady had such calm peace come over her. I could see the bondage falling off of her.
The lady asked me to remove my sunglasses so that she could see my eyes, then uttered words to me that I will never forget. She said, “Sir, I will probably never see you again here on earth but I’ll never forget you, I’ll see you again one day in heaven.” She then drove away and pulled out of the parking lot.
I created you so that you could unlock the Kingdom of Heaven for a broken and hurting world.
I thought that I was ministering to this lady, but in reality, she was ministering to me. It was at this very moment that the Holy Spirit spoke to me loud and clear saying ” Son, this is your purpose; this is why I created you. I created you so that you could unlock the Kingdom of Heaven for a broken and hurting world.”
I had been looking for something that I already possessed. I was already walking in my purpose but I didn’t recognize it because it looked different than what I thought it should look like. I want to encourage you to walk out your purpose by using the keys that God has already given you.
As a believer, you have keys to the Kingdom of Heaven and your purpose is to unlock Heaven on earth to a broken and hopeless world.