The spies in Numbers 13 saw themselves as grasshoppers. Identity stopped them entering a place of purpose.
Romans 12:1-2 And so, dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all he has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice—the kind he will find acceptable. This is truly the way to worship him. Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.
God’s will is good, pleasing and perfect.
How to know if your purpose is God.
Is it good?
Is it perfect? Is it the perfect fit for you?
Is it pleasing? Are others pleased by your decision.
Romans 11:29 For God’s gifts and his call can never be withdrawn.
Romans 11:29 (The Voice) You see, when God gives a grace gift and issues a call to a people, He does not change His mind and take it back.
Did Jesus have purpose?
Jesus went around doing good.
Jesus did what was pleasing.
Jesus made the perfect sacrifice.
Even Jesus had a time when He wanted to give up on His purpose.
Luke 22:42 “Father, if you are willing, please take this cup of suffering away from me. Yet I want your will to be done, not mine.”
Sometimes purpose is hard.
Jeremiah 1:5 “I knew you before I formed you in your mother’s womb. Before you were born I set you apart and appointed you as my prophet to the nations.”
God knew you and designed you for your purpose.
You might give up on yourself, but God hasn’t.
Jeremiah 1:10 Today I appoint you to stand up against nations and kingdoms. Some you must uproot and tear down, destroy and overthrow. Others you must build up and plant.”
Are you ready to overthrow the work of the enemy? Are you ready to build and grow?
Almond trees bloom before others. God is accelerating His purpose in your life.
Use what is in your hand. Run with what is in your hand.