P is for Purpose

We all have a purpose. God loves, corrects and directs us enabling us to walk into the talents and dreams that He instills within each of us.

Purpose means that we have a job or a role to fulfill according to God’s plan. This means that no matter what we “mess up” in life, God is not done with us. He can still use us to serve some purpose in His Kingdom.

We are not here by accident and each have something to contribute no matter what the media, economy or naysayers may say. As people who have a role or a purpose in God’s great scheme we should act like the children of God that we are!

God can turn life’s “losers” into winners. Only He can transform the addict into a counselor. God can allow you to lose it all so that you are a better steward when He later restores you. God can allow the tests you endure to become a testimony that not only glorifies Him, but inspires someone else to seek salvation.

Never doubt that God has a plan for you. God can use your past mistakes as learning blocks for spiritual growth. Your experiences and failures are opportunities that you can share to show not just how God got you through the storm but how God got you to a better outcome.

We can’t possibly imagine how God places each piece of the puzzle together. However we can trust that God has a purpose and a plan, when we (deceptively) feel like we have nothing at all.

God can take the least of us and transform us into something great. God spared a baby and made him deliverer of a nation. God took a shepherd boy and anointed him King. Moses and David were not perfect, yet God used them nonetheless.

We don’t have to be perfect to fulfill our purpose. If we make ourselves available, God will surely make us able!

“May He grant you according to your heart’s desire, And fulfill all your purpose.” Psalms 20:4 NKJV

 “In Him also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestined according to the purpose of Him who works all things according to the counsel of His will,” Ephesians 1:11 NKJV

“And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.”
Romans 8:28 NKJV 

By Lilka Finley Raphael

Author, Editor, Gardner, Photographer, Pharmacist


      1. And I want you too. You have such great input…in fact, I passed along an “Image Award” to you just today.

        Visit my website and look for the post by that name for details…

        Congratulations to you!


      2. As are you, my dear! And you continue to “knock ’em out” with those great words of wisdom you have!

        Clayton 🙂


      3. Oh my…it’s the “Imagine Award,” not “Image!” How foolish of me! Thank you for calling my attention to that!

        I have to write an apology to Taz and others…

        No excuses…
        Clayton 😦


      4. Clayton, if that’s the worse thing you’ve done this week, you are doing great. I couldn’t tell until I clicked on the link…and put on my glasses! Have a wonderful rest of your week 🙂


      5. I love it! I probably didn’t have MY glasses on when I read it! And I wish that was the worst mistakes I’ve made this week!!

        You really saved me from what could have been a lot more embarrassment, Lilka. I always want you to point out any mistakes you find in anything I post. I’d consider it a favor from one of my best readers…and “cyber” friends!

        Have such a super day…

        Clayton 😉


      6. I consider that an honor to “proof” something I may spot in your work; it is not considered a duty! Honestly, Lilka, you are a very talented writer.

        Do you ever spend much time reading other blogs and “liking” or “commenting?” It does build traffic onsite, and I believe will bring you even more readers.

        Just sayin’…

        Clayton 😉


      7. I tend to “like” a lot of posts and actually follow a lot of blogs. Probably at least an hour a day on the days I’m not working. I am slowly becoming braver at commenting. Again, issues with being an introvert. Yet this week, I’ve done a better job than most. Incremental growth 😉


      8. Again, dear, you hit the nail on the head! As I told another reader, you have the right to your opinions, and the right to respectfully express them.

        If you feel like you want to comment on something, do it! You have enough intelligence and humility already to temper your words properly.

        Don’t stop move forward…”increments” as you say!

        Enjoy your day, Lilka!


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