Can God Change Your Purpose if You Asked Him?
“My Father, if there is no other way than this, drinking this cup to the dregs, I’m ready. Do it your way.”
I think this is a very valid but critical question to ask. It forces us to gather all the knowledge we have about purpose and put it in perspective. Fortunately, the answer to this question is binary. There are no gray areas. It is either a Yes or a No. What do you think the answer is?
First if you are to answer in the affirmative, it is because of a certain “world view” that you have gathered. The same applies if you answered in the negative. One uniting factor (and I love it thoroughly) is that the question firmly identifies God as the originator of purpose. Isn’t therefore interesting that those who do not believe in God also do not believe in the message of life purpose? Let me not digress.
In answering this question, we need to identify several things about purpose. The first thing that does not need much debate is that God is the originator of purpose. The following statements therefore must be true:
What shall we say about these things then?
What we find in actual sense as we had already shared earlier in a post, there are many people who do not know what their purpose in life is. In fact, the majority of us are born not knowing exactly what our purpose in life is. For some reason, God made purpose in such a way that we have to ask, seek, and knock on doors for it to be unearthed. And yet God has not left us clueless about what our purpose is. God has placed a seat of emotions in our hearts where two major emotions reside that can determine what we were created to do. These emotions are compassion and anger.
Secondly, as already mentioned earlier, God has already equipped us in order to fulfill that purpose. That is why some people are gifted with beautiful voices to sing, others with words to encourage people, others with brain to conceptualize complex things and so on. It therefore would be absurd to find a gifted and talented artist working as a teller in a bank for the rest of their lives. Pray tell me, why would that be the case? Why would someone who is gifted with writing get stuck in a job of being an accountant for example?
If we answer these questions, we shall draw closer to answering the main question in this article. The question is: Can God change your purpose if you asked him to?
Consider the following:
Jeremiah asks a powerful question:
Can the Ethiopian change his skin or a leopard its spots? The answer is “No”, and if that is the answer to that question that Jeremiah asks, then that is the answer to our question today. No, God does not change or alter your assignment when you ask Him to. The following reasons have already been shared and highlighted.
What you need to understand is that God’s purpose is not a burden for you. It is your door to your glory. Fulfilling your God-assigned purpose in life is the most glorious thing you would ever do. God is not punishing you. He is releasing you from a cage and giving you freedom to express your calling to the betterment of others.
Lastly, I think by the time you realize what your purpose in life is, especially as it is revealed to you by God, you will fall in love with it so much that you will not want to do any other thing apart from that purpose. Towards that end were you created. Stay there. Stay faithful. Just do it.