Today, we shall look at the concluding part of the series on how to define your purpose…
Beware lest anyone cheat you through philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the basic principles of the world, and not according to Christ.
– Colossians 2:8
Perhaps, it sounds controversial that the billions of living humans – including those who had lived and those yet to be born – can all trace their individual purpose to just one Man, Jesus Christ. Logically speaking, it sounds harebrained; but then, God doesn’t operate by logic. The Bible affirms ‘it pleased God that all the fullness of life should dwell in Jesus and to reconcile all things to Himself, through Jesus, whether things on earth or things in heaven’ (Colossians 1:19-20).
That tells us there can be no better template for purpose or an ideal model for living than Jesus Christ. Corroborating this, the Bible further states, “in Him [Jesus] dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily; and you [humans] are complete in Him, who is the head of all principality and power” (Colossians 2:8-10); thus lending credence to the verity that Jesus is 100% God and 100% human. He embodies God and humanness at the same time; and He is the ultimate model for divinity and humanity.
The major reason most discourses on purpose usually leave people confused, unenlightened and unable to identify their purpose is because most teachers and authors of the topic only premise their teachings on logical reasoning and principles, postulating passion as the best way to identify one’s purpose and failing to trace the origin of the various purposes of humankind to Jesus Christ, who had lived them all.
Purpose is one of those topics it is easy to deviate from God’s word and start waxing philosophical. Perhaps, that was the reason God cautions that, “Beware lest anyone cheat you through philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the basic principles of the world, and not according to Christ” (Colossians 2:8).
Your purpose is entrenched in the Bible and is crystallised in Jesus Christ.
You will succeed in Jesus Name!
- How To Define Your Purpose (Part 1)
- Purpose: Sent to Bear Griefs and Sorrows
- Purpose: Sent to Bear Griefs and Sorrows (2)