Today’s conversation ~We all have a “Purpose” Romans 8:28 “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose”.

There are at least two key things which we need to understand about Romans 8:28 in order to use it in the right way. First, the verse is a statement of fact about believers, “those who love God and are called according to His purpose.” It is one of those precious pearls that should not be cast at the feet of unbelievers. They cannot possibly understand its significance, and are likely to gain from it a perverted view of God, or an image of the Christian faith being a naïve game of “let’s pretend everything is rosy, even when the roof caves in.” The often-quoted verse that unbelievers need to hear is John 3:16, not Romans 8:28.

The second essential point about Romans 8:28 is that the focus is not on isolated events in the believer’s life, but on the sum total of all events. Do you see the difference between saying “each thing by itself is good” and “all things work together for good”? Think about it. The difference is tremendous. The verse does not tell us we should say “it is good” if one of our legs get broken, or our house burns down, or if we were robbed and beaten. But it does say that God will use these events, and weave them together with every other facet of our life in order to produce what He knows to be the very best for us. When adversity hits and when you get through that storm, don’t spend time looking back over it! Learn from it and move forward. It is said that “He who spends time regretting the past, loses the present and risks the future”. Well I don’t know about you but I don’t want to risk any part of my future!

Revelation 4:11 says “Thou hast created all things, and for Thy pleasure they are and were created. Don’t be so focused on what was done to you and how someone treated you! Set your focus on pleasing Him! March, even if you have to march in place for a brief season! Press toward your destiny!

Overcomers, we all have a purpose. If we stay in the face of God and lock into what He has created us for, your life will be so rewarding! A life of purpose is a life worth living!

Be Optimistic; Be Open Minded; Be an Over comer!!

Love P.

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