Kingdom purpose is the fulfillment of your life’s calling in order to bring God greater glory and advance His agenda on earth. God created man to represent heaven on earth and gave him the mandate to rule over the earth. The degree to which human beings fulfill this overarching purpose is the degree to which God’s Kingdom will advance. However, the degree to which they do not fulfill it is the degree to which chaos will ensue. All individuals have a unique, God-given calling, but if they are not linked to God, they will fulfill some other purpose that doesn’t satisfy why they were made. Without a connection to God and the wisdom of an eternal perspective, people will not be able to access their eternal destiny.
Sometimes, God allows a crisis that creates the need for people to fulfill their Kingdom purpose. God disrupts the natural order when He wants the current conditions addressed by His people who have His Kingdom mindset. The crisis brings about the change He wants to happen. God’s people often don’t recognize the need for change until God shakes things up because they have become too comfortable, even amid evil. This divine reset aligns things with God’s purpose, where men have deviated to a cultural, racial or personal purpose rather than His eternal purpose.
Kingdom purpose requires a commitment to service. We must commit to serving God with gratitude for all He has given us, done for us and the ways He wants to use us. We should carry out our service confidently because the more we are attached to His unshakeable Kingdom, the less we are controlled by the unstable, earthly kingdom. God’s Kingdom provides us with stability because it is not subject to the disturbances around us. We should also serve worshipfully, characterized by reverence and awe. Our God is a consuming fire, which means when God is at work, He is doing something significant. His work should astound and inspire us. We should look for what heaven is doing in the chaos on earth. We will discover heaven’s plan as we walk more confidently in our Kingdom purpose by serving God and others with grateful hearts.
- Think of several brands and what they represent. How do you determine whether someone is a good or bad brand representative?
- What are some things unbelievers would say are their purpose in life?
Let’s Get Personal
- Describe a time you were not pursuing God’s Kingdom and His glory. How did God intervene?
- In what areas of your life are you demonstrating an eternal perspective, and where has your thinking drifted to an earthly viewpoint?
- How is your service to God lacking in gratefulness, confidence, or worship?
Take the Next Step
- How can you develop an attitude of gratefulness this week? What Scriptures can you memorize to build your confidence in God’s goodness and calling on your life?
- What can you do to help fellow believers discover and pursue their Kingdom purpose this week?
- Want to go deeper? Take time to look at the following passages: Hebrews 12:28-29; Acts 10:36; Ephesians 2:10; Romans 12:1; Jeremiah 1:5; John 17:4; Jeremiah 29:11; Proverbs 3:5-6; Esther 4:14; Ephesians 4:7; Galatians 1:15; Genesis 50:20; Exodus 4:12; Psalm 139:16; Psalm 100:2; Hebrews 12:25-27; 1 Corinthians 15:8; Colossians 1:13-17; Mark 10:35-45; Galatians 5:13; 1 Peter 4:10.
Renew Your Mind
“Therefore, since we receive a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us show gratitude, by which we may offer to God an acceptable service with reverence and awe; for our God is a consuming fire.”