The dictionary defines a woman as “an adult female human being”; while purpose is “our reason for being and for what we do”. It is why we are here on the earth. Each one of us has a unique purpose in life and it is up to us to discover our purpose and to fulfil it. By doing so, we will be a blessing to others and be blessed as well. The Bible tells us that “To everything there is a season and a time to every purpose under the heaven” (Ecclesiastes 3:1). It also states that “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose” (Romans 8:28). Jesus knew His purpose and that He was called to do good to people because the Acts of the Apostles records “how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil” (Acts 10:38). As a woman you need to ask yourself, “Why am I here?”, “Why do I exist?” “What am I here to do?”and “Who have I been sent to?” It is very important for you to discover what your purpose in life is so that you can live a rewarding and fulfilled life.
There are some women in the Bible who discovered their purpose and who lived fulfilled lives. I will only talk about Esther and Deborah. Esther’s purpose was to strategically deliver the Jews. She found favour before the king when she made her request. Before her uncle, Mordecai, talked to her about the impending evil planned against the Jews, she had not done anything significant with her life. In the place of preparation and prayer, she received faith to step out because she was reminded that death was hanging in the air. She became sold out to her purpose and was ready to die for her people. She was recorded to have said, “If I perish, I perish”. Esther discovered that her purpose in the palace was not just to enjoy life’s comforts; she knew her fulfilment would come from saving the lives of her people. You need to take time to ponder and ask yourself why you are here on earth at this present time. Until you know why you are here, you will only exist and you will not live a meaningful life.
Deborah was a wife, a prophet and a judge in Israel. She helped the Israelites to gain victory over their enemies. Barak told her that he wouldn’t go to the battlefront if Deborah did not go with him and so, she went with him. Woman, what has God told you to do? Discover it and focus on it and He will give you the grace to accomplish it.
Mother Theresa was another woman who lived an amazing life. She devoted herself to caring for the sick and the poor. She impacted their lives. Her organisation established a hospice, a leper colony and centres for the blind, the aged, and the disabled. She received the Nobel Peace Prize for her humanitarian work. I want you to know that by discovering your purpose, you can gain clarity, focus, and direction in your life. If you want to live a significant life or make a difference in this world, then you will have to discover your purpose and be who God has destined you to be. Your talents, gifts and skills must be used to benefit others.
Finally, I want you to make up your mind today to be a woman of purpose. Be purposeful in all that you do. Pray and meditate on God’s word. Let Him speak to you because hearing from Him enhances your purpose. When you walk in His purpose, you will be fulfilled and blessed beyond measure and your life will take on meaning and significance.
In His love,