If you remember this principle all your life, you’ll be safe: before buying something, you will check to see who manufactures it. Right away, you’ll know what was in the Maker’s mind. For example, if you buy a shirt on sale at a discount store and see the store’s label on the collar, you’ll treat it differently than if you buy a Pierre Cardin shirt. You might toss the discount shirt on a chair, but you’ll put the designer shirt on a hanger in your closet.
We need to understand the mind of our Maker. How do we do this? By learning how He thinks. The only way for us to succeed is by discovering and living for the purposes of our Maker, by undergoing a transformation in the way we think about ourselves based on His original intentions for us. That transformation comes about by a renewal of our minds:
“Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God” s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God—this is your spiritual act of worship. Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God “s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will”. (Romans 12:1–2)
God’s ways will transform your spirit, mind, and outlook. When you present yourself to God and learn from Him, you will begin to understand His purpose. “The law of the LORD is perfect, reviving the soul. The statutes of the LORD are trustworthy, making wise the simple” (Psalms 19:7). The greatest way for you to find purpose is to yield your life to the Manufacturer. You shouldn’t come to God because it’s the religious thing to do. You shouldn’t come to God because ―everybody is doing it. You shouldn’t come to God because it’s good to be a part of the church. You should come to God because you want to find out how not to waste your life. No one knows you like the One who made you. That’s the bottom line. We are so special to God that He sent His only Son to die for us. There must be something unique about each one of us for God to want us to receive salvation so that we can fulfill the purpose for which He gave us life. We need to seek Him earnestly in order to discover that purpose. “You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart” (Jeremiah 29:13).
Thus, you will fulfill your purpose only if you seek the mind of your Maker with all your heart. When God’s plans unfold before you, your fragmented life will become an orderly whole, and you can become the man/woman you are meant to be.
By Gilbert Magomere Ayieko