There is a season and a time for every purpose under heaven. No purpose shall have its way without the orchestration of God’s Will. Most of us who are called of Christ and saved by his precious blood are endowed with an immeasurable purpose. This purpose can be daunting and it can also be ambiguous. However, we have hope in knowing that God tells us that He knows the plans that He thinks towards us. He has plans to prosper us and to see us to an expected end.
What do you do when that purpose seems like it is literally wearing you down to nothing? Indeed, purpose can feel like a weight. It can make you feel like giving up on yourself and those around you. The best of us have felt this way. I have come to remind you to not give up but to endure the weight. This is how you endure the weight.
To Whom Much is Given
I had a tough day one day. It felt like the pressures of all my responsibilities and assignments were pulling on me all at one time. I was truly feeling overwhelmed. When I finally got a moment to myself from all of the “activity”, I begin to pray. Then the Lord said to me, “To whom much is given, much is required”. It was a simple way to remind me the weight of my responsibility was God’s way of getting the “much” out of me. I found a sense of immediate peace when I heard this scripture play in my spirit over and over again. Isn’t it wonderful how God’s Word carries this power for the believer?
You can take away from that musing that you must challenge yourself to change how you think about your life and you must change today. Yes, sometimes life can feel weighty and we will no doubt find ourselves at one point or another asking, “Why me, Lord,” but allow that to show you some things. Allow it to show you that God is requiring so much of you because He has blessed you with so much. “Blessed Me?” You may ask to yourself. Yes, He has blessed you. You must train your attitude that everything that takes place in your life has its purpose. I opened with Ecclesiastes 3:1. As soon as you allow yourself to understand that everything has a purpose and every purpose requires something from you, you will be better able to handle the weight of life.
A Perfect Work
You may feel like God has made a mistake in challenging you with so much responsibility just to get more out of you, however, God did not make a mistake. Philippians 1:6 tells us that God is faithful to complete every good work that He has started in us. God does not bring us to a task and not give us the tools or the faith to endure and complete it. He has begun a perfect work in you. Let that word help you to do what is required of you. I come to remind you that nothing is too great. You can and will complete every work that God has on your life.
It is so wonderful to know that God has a plan of purpose for us and with the plans He has for us, He has plans to complete the work. That should make you rejoice. The next time you start to feel like life is just too much for you, consider the perfect work and whose responsibility it is to complete it. It is not your responsibility to figure it out to completion, even though you have to complete your purpose. It is your responsibility to give God all that He is requiring from you for the sake of the work.
At last, we reach the part that most of us struggle with. We try to be supermen and women and work things out on our own. I just reminded you that God said that He is faithful to complete the work that He has begun in you. It is not your responsibility to use your power to complete the work. This means you will have to surrender to Him. You will have to let God do things. Step aside and let God handle it whenever you find yourself wrestling against your purpose. It is in those moments that you make the decision to step aside and let God be God.
In Psalm 143:6, the writer is petitioning God to help him spiritually. He said, “Lord I stretch my hand to you. My soul yearns for you like a parched land.” He compared his need of God to the need of rain in the desert. When the weight of purpose causes you to feel desperate for help and alleviation, reach out to God for help and ask Him to build you up spiritually so that you can manifest that strength in your life naturally. Likewise, live a life of prayer so when you do feel intimidated by your purpose, you can quickly ask God for the power to cope.
This section is for the readers who are saying to themselves, “I know and am confident in the purpose God has on my life. I have been walking in it for a long time. I’m just tired now.” I say to those readers that you will get tired. You will get more than tired. You will entertain the idea of quitting and giving up on yourself, your assignments, family, loved ones, and friends. Is this not what you are supposed to experience? Yes, you are supposed to experience this. How do I Know? I know because Isaiah 40:30 says that even young men will grow weary, not just adults but everybody! It sounds like Isaiah is given us a promise about weariness.
The following verses tell us that though we will become weary, we also shall recover and mount up as an eagle. We shall run and not get weary and we shall walk and not faint. When the pressures of your purpose start to weigh down on you, you must remember that it is okay to feel faint but remember that with the promise of weariness is a promise of energy, persistence, and endurance.
Final Thoughts on the Weight of Purpose
God has always allowed me to understand that He has endowed us with an amazing power. Purpose empowers you. He empowers us by giving us purpose. We are able to build things with our hands, see a vision, and create it. We are baby Gods. Jesus is the supreme God and we must always remember that the weight of purpose comes from Him and when we begin to feel powerless, we must remember who has all power. We must remember He who called light into darkness. You have the weight of purpose because God has given it to you and you must always remember that. To whom much is given, much is required. (Luke 12:48)