Keith Boggs, Founder, REAL MOMENTUM Ministries, Inc.
READ Acts 26:19-32
Purpose brings direction to a man’s life. Vision helps you know where to go and what to expect. However, having vision does not mean that you will know every answer along the way. But rest assured, God gives men vision so that they become the desired destination of His purpose for their lives.
Paul’s vision on the road to Damascus became the captivating force for his success. The apostle teaches us the power of purpose while he lived for what was ahead; ‘I was not disobedient to the heavenly vision’ (v19). While Paul was on his way to doing something, he became something.
God’s vision (purpose) for Paul accomplished a number of things:
• It stopped him. Purpose allows us to see ourselves. More importantly we see God.
• It sent him. Purpose allows us to see others. We feel compelled to act. In Mark 6:34, the Scripture says that when Jesus came out, He “saw much people, and was moved with compassion toward them… and He began to teach them many things.”
• It strengthened him. Purpose enables us to continue despite struggles and lack of resources. The only way we can press on is to press into Him.
• It stretched him. Crawford Loritts succinctly said one time, “God’s assignment is always marked by gaps.” Gaps are good because they can only be filled by God. And when He fills a gap, everyone will notice.
• It satisfied him. Paul’s radical obedience to God’s purpose made a mark in human history.
The power of God’s purpose for you and me is His primary means of sanctification. On your way to obeying Him, He will make you into the man He desires. There is no better journey!
God, give me ears to hear and eyes to see. May I be a man who walks by faith on purpose! Set my heart to Your will and by all means, as I move ahead give me the grace to become what You desire!
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