- Scripture: Psalm 139:1-18
1 O lord, thou hast searched me, and known me. 2 Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, thou understandest my thought afar off. 3 Thou compassest my path and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways. 4 For there is not word in my tongue, but, lo, O LORD, thou knowest it altogether. 5 Thou hast beset me behind and before, and laid thine hand upon me. 6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain unto it. 7 Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence? 8 If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there. 9 If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea; 10 Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me. 11 If I say, Surely the darkness shall cover me; even the night shall be light about me. 12 Yea, the darkness hideth not from thee; but the night shineth as the day: the darkness and the light are both alike to thee. 13 For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother’s womb. 14 I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well. 15 My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. 16 Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them. 17 How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! how great is the sum of them! 18 If I should count them, they are more in number than the sand: when I awake, I am still with thee.
- Know your worth: you are God’s special creation, called to do be your best self and do your best work
- Understand the magnitude and importance of God’s presence in your life
- Remember the significance of being alone with God. Get away from distractions and look to God in your own private time
List 3-4 strengths God has given you to fulfill your purpose. What do you know you are capable of doing to accomplish God’s purpose for your life?
As you work toward actualizing your purpose, think about the areas of your life that you may need to work on in order to walk in what God has destined for you to do and be. What might you need to focus on in order to tap into your purpose
What are some consequences of working and walking toward your purpose? In like manner, what may be consequences of not working toward your purpose?
Reflect on and document your progress to fulfilling your purpose. Distinguish your short-term and long-term purpose goals and write down your accomplishments and challenges so that you know what you need to work on and move toward
Incorporate a specific petition regarding your purpose in your personal prayer time. What are you asking God to help you with? What are you thanking God for?