Purpose of your life 

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Anyone who has closely observed things created by God is bound to readily agree that there must be a reason or purpose for anything created. For example, the air, the plants, the water, the animals, the minerals, the chemicals in the soil and so on all serve various purposes.

Consider the way manufacturers work. No manufacturer embarks on producing anything without first having in mind what it will be used for. The purpose for that product is the first and most important question the manufacturer must settle before production. Other questions, such as how, where, and when it will be used, are secondary and sometimes subjective.

If a manufacturer has no purpose for a product, it is doubtful if he would invest time and other resources to produce it. This analogy makes it clear that God has a purpose for creating us.

Pharmanews Reflection for March
Sir Ifeanyi Atueyi

Humans are the highest and most sophisticated creation of God. We are created in the image of God and have spirit, soul and body. The spirit and soul are immortal but the body is perishable. This makes man a wonderful and special creation. In Psalm 139: 13-14 (NKJV), David said, “For You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother’s womb. I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works. And that my soul knows very well.”

It has been estimated that an average human takes 72,000 breaths and 360,000 litres of air in 24 hours. The nerves in a human body, if stretched, can cover a distance of 45 miles.  The average human skull has 28 bones, while the scalp has 600,000 hairs. The number of hairs on the body is about 2,500,000 and speech is controlled by 72 muscles. The human body is, indeed, fearfully and wonderfully made. It is more complicated that any man-made device.

The human body is designed by God and each individual is endowed with various potentials. Contrary to Darwin’s theory of evolution, man did not evolve over a period of billions of years. Man is not an accident; he was designed for a purpose.

God has personal and intimate knowledge of everyone. Jeremiah 1:5 says, “Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee…”  He is personally involved in our lives from conception to death. He knows even the seemingly minor and irrelevant aspects of our lives. Nothing is too big or too small for Him to care for.  Matthew 10:30 says, “But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.”

God knows our thoughts. Therefore, nothing can be hidden from Him. Ephesians 2:10 says, “For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.”

You are special, unique, one-of-a kind. You must accept the way God made you because there is a purpose for it. You may be short, tall, thin, heavy, black or white. However you find yourself, know that it is for your potential and purpose. That is why you must accept and love yourself and always thank God for your life.

Never be unhappy for the way God made you or compare yourself with other people. The purpose of your creation is different from that of any other person. Don’t question God on why you were born by your parents or in your town or at that particular time of the year. There is a purpose for that.

The most important question to ask God is the purpose of your creation.  Until you have the answer, you may not do what you are expected to do or become the person you are expected to be. This basically means that you cannot fulfill God’s purpose for your life. When that purpose is not discovered, you can misuse or misapply your potentials.

Misuse is common among people. When a medicine is prescribed for pains and you take it for relieving cough, you have misused this medicine because it was not prepared for that purpose. I was somewhere in a village for a traditional ceremony. When kola nuts and garden eggs were served, I noticed that the container was a plastic toilet seat cover. The family found it useful as a tray. But since the manufacturer did not design the toilet seat cover to be used as a tray, it was a misuse or misapplication. Likewise, everyone is designed for a purpose but can deviate from that purpose.

Purpose can be misdirected or completely lost through distractions, unhealthy relationships, limiting beliefs, societal pressure, and so on.  Satan takes interest in causing people to miss their life purpose. He enjoys seeing God’s people miss their destiny. May you not miss yours!

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