Monday 1 July 2013

What on Earth am I Doing Here?

Hi readers and followers, happy new month to you all. I can’t believe its July; this year has gone pretty quick. I remember January like yesterday. How was your weekend?

My weekend was great. British weather did not disappoint. Unfortunately, I was indoors, I did not enjoy the sun. I cooked on Saturday, and I had a few friends over on Saturday night. When you have ladies socialising for over 4 hours, I can assure you that, the discussion tends to centre around: RELATIONSHIPS, RELATIONSHIPS and RELATIONSHIPS. Should I tell you what we discussed? Hmm...anyway, let me not bombard you with another relationship post.

I would like to discuss ‘Our purpose here on earth’.  This could be purpose for our courtship, purpose for our marriage, purpose for being on earth, purpose for our children, etc.

Do you know that, everything on earth has a purpose?  God created every single thing on earth for a purpose and He wants all the things that He has created to fulfil their purpose.  Ask someone that drives a car to work every day and the car breaks down, how do you think the person would feel?  I bet the owner would conclude that, the car was not fulfilling its purpose when it failed to work.

God's desire is that everyone would know his or her purpose of being created, and once we know it, we are to FULFIL it.  The Bible says in Proverbs 19:21 that, “Many are the plans in a man’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.”  This suggests that, we as individuals can make any plans that we want for ourselves, however if we do not make our plans whilst seeking God’s advice, the plans will be worthless.

Myles Munroe stated in his book, titled (Understanding the purpose and Power) that we have only ONE LIFE, therefore, we have to make that life count in the things that God wants us to do

Do you know why God has called you on earth?  Do you realise that it would be awful to be busy doing the wrong things that may seem right to you throughout your entire life, but those things may not be right in the sight of God?

I'm certainly sure that you wouldn't want to live a wrong life. There are many people pursuing careers, relationships, businesses that are not what God has planned for them.

Did you know that Jesus knew the purpose He was created for at a very young age?  When He went to Jerusalem with His parents, He stayed back at the temple and His parents could not find Him. Eventually, they were able to locate Him and when he was asked where he had been; guess what Jesus said?  He told His parents that He was doing His Father’s business (Luke 2:49).  Jesus was only twelve at the time He knew why He was created. I'm guessing he would have known why he was created before he was twelve years old.

Jesus' purpose was also revealed to His parents before He was born.  In Matthew 1:21, the angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph and told Joseph that his fiancĂ©e (Mary) would give birth to a son and they are to name him Jesus, because he will save His people from their sins.  God revealed the purpose of Jesus to Mary and Joseph even before He was born.  Do you know the purpose of why your children have been created? Do your children's names reveal the purpose of why they are on earth?

God wants you to know why you have been created. He will reveal it to you. He is the revealer of all things (Daniel 2:47).  He can see your tomorrow, your future, He can see all things. He knows the end from the beginning.  Isaiah 46:10 states that:
I make known the end from the beginning,
    from ancient times, what is still to come.
I say, “My purpose will stand,
    and I will do all that I please.”

Why not ask Him to let you know why you have been created on earth so that you won’t take the wrong steps and you won’t be sidetracked easily.

Are you a parent?  Ask Jesus about the purpose your children have been created so that, you can start guiding them accordingly.

The only way we can know our purpose is if we continually communicate with God on a daily basis, and obey His Words. Once we communicate with Him on a daily basis and we follow all the instructions that He told us to obey in the Bible, when we then ask Him about the plans for our lives, He will reveal it to us. After He reveals His plans and purpose for our lives, our continuous communication with Him would aid us to know how we are to implement those purpose and the steps that we are to take.

The questions that I am asking myself now are: "Do I know the purpose I have been created for?" "In this stage of my life, am I fulfilling what God wants me to do?"  I have a vague idea about my purpose here on earth. However, God has not fully revealed it all to me. I guess I need to continue to communicate with Him by reading his Word daily and  praying to Him continually.

I need to continue to seek the manufacturer and the designer of my life: God. After all, God doesn’t make mistakes, He doesn’t play guess games, He doesn’t lie, He is organised, He knows exactly what and how He wants each one of us to be.  His plan and purpose for me stand forever. 

The book of Isaiah 14:24 states that:

The Lord Almighty has sworn,
‘Surely, as I have planned, so it will be,
    and as I have purposed, so it will happen."

And the book of Psalm 33:11 states that:
But the plans of the Lord stand firm for ever,
    the purposes of his heart through all generations.

Say this short Prayer
Lord Jesus, thank you for creating me.  I pray that you will reveal why you have created me here on earth. I do not want to take the wrong steps, Father Jesus, guide me at all times. I know that, I can only understand the purpose that I have been created through you my maker. I trust in you to help me.
Help me to continually follow you so that you can direct my steps.  It is written in your Word that you order the steps of your children. Father Jesus, order me to fulfil my purpose here on earth.

Do you know your purpose here on earth already?

Say this short prayer
I've discovered my purpose.  Lord Jesus, I need you to help me fulfil it. I will not be sidetracked in Jesus name.

Recommended books
Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren.
Understanding the Purpose and Power of Men and the women who love them or Understanding the Purpose and Power of Women and the men who love them by Myles Munroe.

-  Myss Lafunky


  1. A very beautiful piece. Purpose fulfilment is the key through the gates of heaven. Jesus identified his and ran with it fulfilling each detail associated with it and was met with death as scheduled and ascended to heaven having lived a fulfiled life. Enoch walked with God as his purpose had for him until God took him. Identification of purpose is the beginning of the journey after your salvation experience. Don't be happy that ure saved alone be happier when u discover your purpose and begin living it. Remember Jeremiah 1.5 and ask urself whom did God know me to be from the beginning? If you don't have an answer to this pray for an unveiling of your purpose. If you have an answer pray for God to make your purpose clearer as the days of your life go by

    1. Thank you for creating time to comment.

      I agree with the points that you made, especially this: "Identification of purpose is the beginning of the journey after your salvation experience. Don't be happy that ure saved alone be happier when u discover your purpose and begin living it".

      You are certainly right about Enoch. If Enoch had not walked FAITHFULLY with God, he definitely wouldn't have known the purpose of his existence. The Bible says that, can two walk together except they agree? This suggests that Enoch would have listened to instructions from God.

    2. For Christians, the two generic purpose for us all: 1) To love The Lord our God with all our heart, with all our soul, and with all our mind. 2) To love our neighbour as we love ourselves ( Matthew 22:37-39).