Step 5: Ask God to show you what your purpose is, and find out who you are in Him.
I just added another part to this step, so I guess this is a two-step now! This series is now Five-and-A-Half Steps to a Supernatural Life. 🙂
It’s important that we know who we are in Christ. There are many scriptures that contain the phrase “In Him”, and we need to study those and make them a part of our being. They clarify who we are in Him.
There’s a little mini-book by Kenneth Hagin called “In Him” that contains many, many scriptures that tell us who we are in Him.
I used to own it, but I don’t have it now. I just found it at Nest Entertainment and ordered it for $1.20. (While I was there I ordered the New Testament DVD’s for my kids. I can afford them now, PTL!)
But I will start a little list here with the help of the Online Bible.
Acts 17:28* For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring.
2Co 5:21* For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.
2Co 13:4* For though he was crucified through weakness, yet he liveth by the power of God. For we also are weak in him, but we shall live with him by the power of God toward you.
Php 3:9* And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith:
Col 2:6* As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him:
Col 2:10* And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power:
2Th 1:12* That the name of our Lord Jesus Christ may be glorified in you, and ye in him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.
1Jo 2:6* He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked.
1Jo 2:8* Again, a new commandment I write unto you, which thing is true in him and in you: because the darkness is past, and the true light now shineth.
1Jo 2:27* And the anointing which you received from Him abides in you, and you have no need that anyone teach you. But as His anointing teaches you concerning all things, and is true, and is not a lie, and as He taught you, abide in Him.
1Jo 2:28* And now, little children, abide in him; that, when he shall appear, we may have confidence, and not be ashamed before him at his coming.
1Jo 3:24* And he that keepeth his commandments dwelleth in him, and he in him. And hereby we know that he abideth in us, by the Spirit which he hath given us.
1Jo 4:13* Hereby know we that we dwell in him, and he in us, because he hath given us of his Spirit.
1Jo 5:14* And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us:
1Jo 5:20* And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life.
Here are a couple of “with Him” verses:
Ro 8:17* And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.
2Ti 2:12* If we suffer, we shall also reign with him: if we deny him, he also will deny us:
And here are a few verses that use the words “In Christ”.
Ro 8:1* There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
2Co 2:14* Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the savour of his knowledge by us in every place.
2Co 5:17* Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
Eph 1:3* Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:
Eph 2:6* And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:
Eph 2:13* But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ.
And here are a few more verses about who we are in Him and what He has given us.
1Co 2:16* For who has knowledge of the mind of the Lord, so as to be his teacher? But we have the mind of Christ.
1Jo 4:16* And we have seen and had faith in the love which God has for us. God is love, and everyone who has love is in God, and God is in him.
1Jo 4:17* In this way love is made complete in us, so that we may be without fear on the day of judging, because as he is, so are we in this world.
Ro 8:37* Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.
Take a little time and meditate on a few of these verses and let God speak to you about who you are in Him.
Then get more specific, and ask the Lord to show you what your purpose is in life. Take all the time you need to hear from Him. It may take days or weeks for Him to reveal to you what He is calling you to do in this season of your life. Just keep asking and listening. Ask Him to direct your thoughts so that you can see clearly what you have been doing that is from your own reasoning or desires and is not producing good fruit or bringing fulfillment to your life. You may have to prune some things from your life. Ask Him for wisdom. Ask Him to reveal to you talents that you didn’t even know you had.
I know my calling now, but it took several years for me to find out. When I was a young mother, I kept trying to find fulfillment in things outside of my home. I did lots of things in church. I tutored and homeschooled other children. I did homeschool assessments. I sang in a quartet. I found my identity in many of those activities. The Lord slowly whittled everything away until I was left with only my husband and my children. Slowly the light dawned that my ministry in this season is to my own family. When I did all of those other things I was always neglecting my ministry at home.
Now I have accepted my calling for this season. I am much more content and confident in my calling. I feel fulfilled in my role as a wife and mother. And I know that God is pleased with my work.
I am raising my children to live a supernatural life. We are believing as a family for miracles, signs and wonders so that God’s name will be glorified and the works of the evil one will be destroyed. It may not look like much now, but our ministry will be powerful to set the captives free and heal the brokenhearted.
So what about you?
Do you know what God has called you to do as an individual? As a family?
All you need to know is His will for you for this season. He will most likely tell you the next thing when the time comes for a change.
Seek Him and find out. He wants to tell you. But He wants you to come to Him and ask.
Get lined up with His will, and He will do supernatural things in and through your life.