Indescribable Joy Part 6 - Keep Knocking!!

  Post by Carla Nelson

Post by Carla Nelson

Previously I mentioned there being two steps that proved most productive for me.  In part 4, I shared the first being getting to work in the ministry.  In this final part, I’ll share the second, which is by far the ultimate!  I kept continuously seeking God until I was sure without a shadow of a doubt that I had my answer.  Ultimately it is God who has established your purpose, so it is He who has the definite answer.  How will you know you have the answer?  A peace and joy like you have never known before will surround you.  As I call it, an Indescribable Joy!!  Keep seeking Him, you may get frustrated along the way, and that’s okay, persevere it will be worth it.

Keep on asking and it will be given you; keep on seeking and you will find; keep on knocking [reverently] and [the door] will be opened to you.
And let the peace (soul harmony which comes) from Christ rule (act as umpire continually) in your hearts [deciding and settling with finality all questions that arise in your minds, in that peaceful state] to which as [members of Christ’s] one body you were also called [to live]. And be thankful (appreciative), [giving praise to God always].

Colossians 3:15 AMP

Before I close, I would just like to share a few points for clarity that I was often confused about.  Everything we receive from God is a gift, not received by anything we have done, but as He has desired based upon how He has designed us. Your gifts, talents and abilities are the tools you have been equipped with to fulfill your purpose.

These endowments (powers) come in the form of spiritual gifts, talents and abilities.  Spiritual gifts are supernatural endowments such as gifts of healing, prophecy and/or working of miracles [I Corinthians 12:7-11Romans 12:6Ephesians 4:7-8 and 4:11-12].  Talents are natural abilities that we perform exceptionally well and become known for that can equate to money [Matthew 25:14-30]. Talents are often times things that others have to or attempt to go to school to learn how to do.  Abilities, often learned, are natural things we do that others can do as well.  For example many people can sing (an ability), but Yolanda Adams sings and you know her voice without question.  That voice and how she uses it causes her to stand out amongst all the rest (talent).  I can type, so can most of you, so that is an ability that most of us have learned or can learn.

Your purpose is your mission, your focus, what you are supposed to do in life as commissioned by God to assist in operating the world.  What you are commissioned to do, it's the thing that drives you, motivates you and fulfills you.  It is your reason for existence.

In Deuteronomy 8:18, we are reminded that it is God who gave us the power to get wealth, then the scripture tells us why, so that He may fulfill the covenant (promise) He made to our forefathers. So God is fulfilling a promise through us, if we obey Him.  Therefore if we don’t obey Him, we could hinder His work or miss out on being a part of it.  God works through people in the earth, it is the order, which He established from the beginning.  Be obedient and seek God’s will for your purpose, we see in Matthew 25 that He left us in charge and we will have to give an account upon His return.  It is us who are supposed to provide answers to the problems of others and get the credit. It is us that are supposed to be a light that cannot be hid.  Be that person.  Seek Him for the answer of your purpose and be fulfilled like never before.  Everything around you will change as a result because you will have direction for the rest of your life and then you will be fulfilled in every way.  Enjoy your journey to Indescribable Joy!! 

The heavens are the Lord’s heavens, but the earth has He given to the children of men.
Let every person be loyally subject to the governing (civil) authorities. For there is no authority except from God [by His permission, His sanction], and those that exist do so by God’s appointment.
Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.