If you have been walking in the faith for any amount of time, you have probably wondered what your purpose is here on earth. Why were you made? What plan does God have for you? And what does any of this have to do with the title of this post?
The thing is, we all have different callings when it comes to the practical application of God’s will. But in all of our callings there is one common denominator. And though we all do different things, we all have the same purpose ultimately. This purpose is to bring heaven to earth.
Most of us are familiar with the Lords prayer, and in Matthew 6:10 it says: your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
This should be the cry of our hearts: to bring the Kingdom of heaven to earth. And I believe it is the underpinning of every legitimate calling any of us has. If what we are doing in our lives does not facilitate this fundamental purpose, then we are wasting our time with temporal things instead of eternal. And possibly we are focusing on self glorification instead of giving God the glory He is due.
I have an image in my mind of large perforated straws sticking up from the earth around the world. We are those straws and it is up to us what we will allow to flow through us, and come out of the perforations built in us. Whatever is coming out of those perforations is what influences the territories God has given us. Is the Kingdom of heaven coming out of us? Or is it the flesh? Or the kingdom of darkness?
Let’s choose to be conduits of God’s kingdom, allowing Heaven to descend, and touch various parts of the earth. This according to His will and by His power. Though we can choose what we allow to flow through us, it is certainly not by our own strength that it is accomplished. It is only by surrender—and the deeper our surrender, the more effective we are as conduits for the Spirit of God and His Kingdom.
The human imagination is powerful. We can convince ourselves that we are called to this thing or that thing. But if it does not match the basic criteria of bringing heaven to earth, then perhaps we need to reevaluate.
But if we have found something we can busy ourselves with, that God can bless and flow through, then we have struck gold. The type of gold that does not fail and cannot be stolen.