The “PURPOSE” of it all!!

purpose

Have you ever wondered “why”?   Have you ever wanted God to explain to you why did this or that have to happen in your life?

What is the purpose of my life, the purpose of my disappointments, failures, accomplishments, my pain, my trials?  Are they all just under the umbrella of coincidence? Or does everything that has happened, or will happen to me serve a greater Purpose in my life?  Is there something going on behind the visible reality that I can’t see, but I’m told to have Faith that “All of these things are working together for good”…

It is my belief Rimpology101 readers, that all of our lives have already been orchestrated, worked out, and predestined by a God we can’t see.   One of God’s attributes is that He already knows the end of a thing before it ever begins in time.  So that would mean since our end is predestined, everything that happens in this life have already been used by God to bring about an expected end or purpose!  EVERYTHING, the good and the bad in the Hands of God has PURPOSE!  Think about it,  have you ever said to yourself, “Had I not gone through that, I would have never achieved this, or knew that I had the strength to deal with that?” Of course when we are going through we can’t see God in the midst of so much pain or disappointment, it’s usually hindsight that gives us a glimpse of His Glory that’s always been active in our lives.

I’m reminded of a particular passage of scripture in the book of Exodus that details the happenings surrounding a question that Moses asked God.  He asked God to “Show him His Glory”…  God proceeded to tell Moses that it was impossible for anyone to see His face and stay alive, He then told Moses that He would allow His Glory to pass by him, but first Moses had to go and stand on a rock of Gods choosing, God then told Moses to hide within the cleft of the rock, and lastly He said that when His Glory passed by He would cover Moses with His hand, and after the Glory have passed He would remove his hand and allow Moses to see Him from Behind…  This particular scenario in the Bible to me defines the true meaning of Purpose and Predestination.

Lets look deeper into the scene as its played out in the book of Exodus…  He tells most Moses to stand upon a rock.  This lets us know that certain things will only be revealed in our lives when we get to a certain place.  God couldn’t further reveal himself to Moses until Moses reached a certain place in his life… He then tells Moses that He will cover Moses with His hand while He walked by…  I’m sure Gods presence as was depicted several times throughout the Old testament was very Fearful!! I’m sure the ground under Moses feet shook, Moses heard and felt the winds blowing, the thunder rolling and lightning flashing!  I’m sure it was a most awesome and terrible moment for Moses, although He couldn’t see what was going on around him, all he knew was in the midst of it all, God had him covered!

Life at times seems like a natural disaster doesn’t it?  Seems like the foundation underneath our feet is sinking sand, the winds and storms of life seem to rage relentlessly, and like Moses we can’t see God in it at all.  We have to trust the Word of God just like Moses did, believing even through the worst of it all, GOD has me covered!

Lastly, God told Moses that after He passed by him, He would remove his hand and allow Moses to see Him from behind, or translated He would allow Moses to see WHERE HE HAD BEEN!!  Wow!!  So what God did was revealed to Moses “The Purpose of it all”… He showed Moses why as a baby he allowed him to be saved and accepted into Pharaohs kingdom when all the other infants were killed, He showed him how He was the one who placed a passion inside of him to see his fellow Hebrew people freed from bondage, He showed Moses that even during his 40 year wilderness experience, that he was the one who orchestrated his life for a set purpose to bring about an expected end!  He allowed Moses to see and understand that he was Chosen for this life, and everything that happened to him in his past was all apart of the process of him becoming who God had purposed him to be!!  Rimpology101 followers you are no different my friends…  Everything in your life that has happened and will happen I promise you is serving a purpose even if you don’t understand it now.  Comfort yourself and others with these words my friends, even through the storms of life, God has you covered, and you may not understand it now, but one day He’s going to remove His hand let you see that He was there all the time molding and shaping you through your trials to bring out what was needed for you to fulfill your purpose in this life.   Bless you my faithful Followers!!  I want to hear from you…  Comment, talk back to me!!  Its Rimpology101 doing what we do best “thinking out LOUD”…  Peace

 

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10 thoughts on “The “PURPOSE” of it all!!

  1. Welcome back, i will read this and study so that we can use it in our bible class\mens study. Tjank you for sharing what God has put on your heart. Keep doing that because you never know how God will use it to bless and reveal Himself to others,

  2. Some times God shape our lives through pleasure. Other times He shape our lives through pain and sorrow. The one thing for sure is he doesn’t ask our opinion on the matter.

    Some times when people in general and believers more specifically do not appreciate how deeply god desires a loving relationship with us, hear words and reflections like

    “all of our lives have already been orchestrated, worked out, and predestined by a God we can’t see.”

    They use it is a license to live a mediocre spiritual existence, lack luster prayer life, a jump rope – in and out – legal listic faithfulness to god. Even when you show them a passage like …

    Ephesians 1:11 (NIV)

    In him we were also chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will,

    But as you have cleverly pointed out Rimpology …

    “He tells Moses to stand upon a rock.”

    The “ROCK” is the word of God!

    Most people spend a large part of their life attempting to make God’s wisdom a supplemental to their wisdom. They turn finding and defining God’s purpose for their life some great conquest.

    I use to approach God and his word with my life experiences, my cultural wisdom, and my intelligence. All the while my appreciation for God’s psurpose for my life remained out of reach.

    It was when I responded to God and his word with my heart that it made all the difference in the world. Here is the way you put it when speaking about Moses …

    “This lets us know that certain things will only be revealed in our lives when we get to a certain place. God couldn’t further reveal himself to Moses until Moses reached a certain place in his life…”

    So lets see what we have here.

    Step #1 The brutal truth.

    1. orchestrated,

    2. worked out,

    3. and predestined by a God we can’t see

    Step #2 God and the rock

    1. God knows your purpose

    2. The word of God spells out that purpose in details.

    Some times finding and defining one’s purpose can be donting and a bit scary. No more excuses binding you. So it is encouraging to know when we obey the lord and fulfill His purpose for our life that He will cover us. I love that part where you write, an awesome and terrible moment for Moses …

    “the Old testament was very Fearful!! I’m sure the ground under Moses feet shook, Moses heard and felt the winds blowing, the thunder rolling and lightning flashing! I’m sure it was a most awesome and terrible moment for Moses, although He couldn’t see what was going on around him, all he knew was in the midst of it all, God had him covered!”

    Rimpology could have stop there and the lesson completed. But to be true to the topic, he adds all Moses’ life experiences up essentially connecting the dots displaying the purpose for it all.

    Step #3 A Purposeful life

    1. Moses allowed him self to be discipled by God.

    2. By trusting and obeying God, Moses lived a fruitful ife.

    Rimpology, a little over a month ago I shared with my readers,

    Choose to live life on purpose, to love intentionally and to plan accordingly! ~ Wayne Cordeiro (Leading on Empty)

    So your post here was a welcomed item in my inbox buddy. My prayer for you is that you continue to live life on purpose. God knows every detail of your life and he still loves you more than He did yesterday. Some may look back over your life and define you a failure. But I am confident that if you put your trust and faith in God, love Him with all your strength, kee his word in your heart, struggle when you don’t feel like struggling, and allow your victories to keep you humble, that when God looks back over your life, He to will reflect on a life he is well pleased. The purpose of it all will be made more clear even to you.

    • Powerful brother LT!! Thank you for such a great response and in depth look into my heart man. This is response is so needed along with this post to bring out the true essence of what I was attempting to convey. Thanks you sir! Powerful indeed.

  3. We are all being sifted as wheat towards our purpose. What we have gpne through in our lives is not an accident. We may not want to carry the mantle that God gives us but Romans 11:29 tells us “For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance.” The gifts that God gives us cannot be returned.

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