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DISCOVERY SCHOOL COURSE



DISCOVERING YOUR PURPOSE




INTRODUCTION

GOD is a God of purpose. Everything He does, no matter where, when or how, He
does for a reason.

Everything that God has ever created, He created with a purpose, and for a purpose.

“Purpose Precedes Creation”

Everything in life “begins” and “ends” with purpose. God is a purpose driven God.

Therefore as a believer, you must be purpose driven in all that you do in life. God’s
will for you is to live and breadth purpose.

Purpose is the only thing that gives meaning to life, and makes you relevant to this
present generation, and the generations after.

MYLES MUNROE in his book “In Pursuit Of purpose” says, that, “the greatest
tragedy in life is not death, but life without a reason (purpose). It is dangerous to be
alive and not know the reason you are given life”. One of the most frustrating
experiences is to have time but not know why.



WHAT IS PURPOSE?


Purpose can be defined as:


i. the original intent of the creation of a thing,
ii. the original reason fro the creation of a thing,
iii. the end for which the means exist,
iv. the cause for the creation of thing,

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v. the desired result that initiates production,
vi. the need that makes a manufacturer produce a specific product,
vii. the destination that prompted the journey,
viii. the aspiration for the inspiration and
ix. the object one wills or resolves to have..



Purpose therefore in a more personal context can be defined, as, the original intent in
the mind of God, that prompted Him to create you.

CREATED FOR AND WITH A PURPOSE

TEXT GEN 1: 26

God created you with and for a purpose. There was a problem that God wanted
solved that prompted Him to create you!

The purpose for your existence was determined by God long before you were born
into this world. Jeremiah 1: 5, Rom 8: 29 – 30.


CALLED/SAVED FOR A PURPOSE
Rom 8:28

“And we know that all things work together for good to them
that love God, to them who are called according to HIS PURPOSE”



It is important for you to know that God created you to be a player and not a
spectator in the affairs of life.



“Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a
cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin
which doth so easily beset us, and LET US RUN with patience
THE RACE that is set before us”.
Hebrews 12:1


QUESTION: Is a runner a spectator or a player?

• Players are assets, spectators are liabilities.

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WHY DOES GOD SOMETIMES
HAVE MORE THAN ONE PLAN?



The variableness in God’s plans for our lives is not due to His inability to bring about
the fulfillment of His purpose for our lives with just one plan, but sometimes due to:


I. Our defiance to following our own plans and intuitions.

II. The mistakes we make which take us away from the course of destiny.

III. The opposition’s success in distracting or derailing us from God’s ordained path

for our lives.

IV. Inability to make the right choices when occasion demands it.

V. Our insensitivity to the leadings of the Holy Spirit.



# . Nothing the devil does can stop the purposes of God. He always has a
back up plan.


i.e The Israelites journey to Canaan land.



PURPOSE AND TIME


Eccl 3:1:


To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the
heaven: (KJV)

“There is a right time for ever thing” (Living Bible)

To every purpose in life there is a “Time Tag” attached to it. Purpose is the reason
why time exists. In other words time is of no relevance outside purpose. Time is
meaningless without purpose.


God establishes a purpose and also sets a time for its beginning and its fulfillment.
i.e. Jesus said, “My time has not come” - John 2: 4; and “It is finished” – John
19:30.
Jesus never gave up ht Ghost until He finished His assignment.

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WHAT IS TIME?

Time can be defined as “a short interruption in eternity”. A period that is allocated
to you, to fulfill what you were sent here to do.

Time is always given for the completion of purpose. Whenever time is used for things
that do not work towards the given purpose, it is wasted and the opportunity to reach
perfection is delayed or lost.




Time is always given for the completion of purpose





He who has time to burn will never give the world much light. Killing time
is not murder, it’s suicide. (Myles Munroe)

“Teach us to number our days and recognize how few they are; help
us to spend them as we should”.

Psalms 90:12 (Living)


Key Points


• Time starts when we are born, and ends when we die.

• Eternity has neither beginning nor an end.

• God, who is eternal, exists outside time.


• God sees the end from the beginning and sets our course according to

His overall purposes.

• God gives every purpose a time that allows it to reach perfection.

• Time is always given for a purpose.


• Time that is not used for it’s intended purpose is wasted and lost.

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Your course of destiny will feel right – will feel natural – as you discover it.
People who have found their place in God’s plan are doing what is natural to
them.


4. Where do you bring forth fruit or produce good results?

You will need to sit and discover the area(s) where God has been using you the
most, or the nature of the lives he has been using you to touch.


• “A tree is known by its fruits” – Matt 12:33



5. What is the witness of The Holy Spirit in your spirit?

God has a way of letting us know what is right, what is wrong, and what His will
is. Call it a feeling, a known, an intuition, or a green light on the inside; we all
have a witness in our spirit when something is in question.


• “For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are the sons of
God…The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are the
children of God.

Romans 8:14, 16

6. What do mature Christians see in you?

You are not alone. God will bring to you friends and leaders who can help you on
to destiny’s course.


• “A man who isolates himself seeks his own desire; He rages against all
wise judgment”.

Proverbs 18:1


7. What career or ministry do you feel the peace of God about pursuing?

When you are on course with your God-given destiny, there is a peace that passes
all understanding in our life. Others may wonder how you can do what you are
doing and have peace about it.


• “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication,
with thanksgiving, let you requests be made known to God; and the peace
of God, which surpasses all understanding will guard your heart and
minds through Christ Jesus”.

Philippians 4:6-7

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