God has a purpose for your life.

“I knew you before I formed you in your mother’s womb. Before you were born I set you apart and appointed you as my prophet to the nations” Jeremiah 1:5, New Living Translation.

Death is on a lot of people’s minds these days. I get it. I tried to take my life twice due to severe depression. Both times, Jesus intervened and wouldn’t let me go. So, I cried out to the Lord and said, “If you won’t let me leave here, please show me how to live.” The Lord told me, “I’m not just going to show you how to live, My daughter, I’m going to help you thrive.”

My sister, you may not know why you are suffering, but God never lets us live past our purpose. Once you fulfill your purpose, He will call you home to be with Him. I challenge you to begin praying that God will show you His purpose for your life. Pray for Him to reveal who He has called you to reach.

Prayer: Father God, I’ve been suffering for many years in my body, in my mind, in my relationships, and yes, I have wanted to be with you where you are, but you have not called me home yet. Since you want me to be here, I pray that you teach me how to live and cause me to thrive. Show me your purpose for my life. Show me who I am called to reach. Show me what I am created for. Reveal it to me, Father, and help me fulfill it by your grace. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

28 thoughts on “God has a purpose for your life.”

  1. I am soooooooooooo tired, 😔! Show me my purpose and whom I am to reach for your glory and in accordance to your divine will 🙏🏽

      1. Thank you Kesha, for sharing your struggles with depression. I have struggled with episodes of depression just about every month for the last 40+ years.

        One night I was so tired of it that I just took a handful of some pills that had been prescribed by my doctor not knowing how it would affect me. Thank God I woke up the next morning. Although, I woke up feeling better, I never did that again because it really scared me; I hadn’t cared what would happen…

        Since then, I have found a loving church family, and I am grateful to God for them, and for helping me continue to grow. Actually, during this pandemic, I have seen some lifting of, and pushing through some months without isolating. Then recently I had another longer episode however, I feel certain that God is working very much in my life.

        God has brought new relationships into my life: family members I had lost contact with and others. Also, I pray for God’s guidance and His showing me His purpose and will for my life, on a regular basis.

        A friend told about DOTK Devotionals, and I am grateful that she did. Blessings to you for what you do, and thank you so much!!! If and when you come to Seattle I hope to meet you…

  2. Thank you God for this message.
    I pray that you show me h of w to live
    Show me my purpose.
    Thank you for my life.
    In Jesus name!

  3. Show me Father God how to live the purpose of my life the way you want me and Jesus name Amen 🙏🏽

  4. Giving glory to God🙌🙌🙌🙌
    Dear Sister Kesha, good morning. The enemy is trying to fight me right now from writing this comment. Several times, I had to start over because something in my phone keeps disconnecting me with this devotional. But, because we are overcomers by the word of our testimony and the blood of the Lamb. He have set us apart for such a time as this that is going on right now. Thank God, He has a plan for our lives. When I was a little girl I tried to take my life, and I talked about it after I had my son at the age of 23 because of the turmoil that was happening in my life. By His grace, I’m 54 and it has been a journey. This is how the enemy continues to work, because people don’t want to share for the fear of being judged. They are many that do judge the stories of life and don’t share, because when we do share people are so judgmental and mean and try to hold life situations on you instead of seeing you grow beyond the past and pressing forward in Jesus Christ. I remember the first devotional I read talked about how God have accepted us, and that started me daily reading these with you to encourage myself. So, I don’t deny life issues but grow in them by using His Word and the prayers to recite teaching me how to pray over myself and family members. Thank you for being willing and obedient, it have made a difference.🙏
    God bless🤗💕

  5. I use to think I just NEEDED to survive as that song said “I’M A SURVIVOR” but now I don’t want to just a survive and exist. I WANT TO THRIVE, LIVE BE VIBRANTLY ALIVE EVERY NANO SECOND MINUTE HOUR OF THE DAY TO BE A BLESSING
    TO GOD

  6. I tired to take my own life a couple of years ago. God intervened for me as well. He showed up that day in mighty way and my life has never been the same. God has given me visions of His plan and ya’ll I am so excited to see my plan unravel. Prays today for my sister’s who are struggling. The one’s who are tired, the ones who have had enough. God is here for you and He loves you… and so do I. Keep pushing forward, keep leaning on God, continue being a daughter so one day I can meet up with you in heaven and we can dance with Jesus together.

  7. I’m glad that I’m not the only one with the desire to end it all because of the times and struggles of life. Honestly feel like when I release with others about all the suffering and abuse I’m enduring that they just want me to remain silent in attempt to drive me to an early grave but say they love me. Too bad this purpose can’t be fulfilled in one day so I can go on to eternity. I’m beyond exhausted. I’m depleted!!! Thanks for being real bout this post & your faith Keisha.

  8. I had enough. Yes, I will pray my purpose and the reason I here. May the Lord show me everything through His eyes. I need strength and peace. Please pray for me. Thank you. This is a on time word. Blessings, Shalom and Agape.🙏❤🙏❤🙏

  9. Thank God for being our Father. God please watch over every woman in this thread, that You have made so wonderfully. Keep us all with your Peace and Blessings. In Jesus name Amen ✝️❤️☮️

  10. I Love the Lord and yes I do look forward to that Day when I will be with him and yes I have tried to take my life but honestly I was not ready to die and I’m still not. But the enemy is always bombarding my mind with thoughts of death and it steals my time with anxious thoughts. I know that I do have purpose otherwise he would not be attacking me.
    I pray that God will reveal my purpose so that I may put my energy into the things he has called me to do. I had to read this devotional twice because Satan is so busy that he will try to take what’s meant for encouragement and turn it into discouraged. We will not Die until we have fulfilled Gods purpose
    Thank you Kesha!!

  11. Self medicating with street drugs and alcohol i was slowly committing suicide but ONLY BY THE AMAZING GRACE OF GOD AM I DELIVERED AND HEALING EVERY RENEWED AMAZING DAY!

  12. Amen. “.. you have not called me home yet. Since you want me to be here, I pray that you teach me how to live and cause me to thrive.” Yes in the past, me too. I’ve asked why TF is God putting me thru hell. How does it benefit His purpose or glorify Him. But pointing this out to Him (repeatedly since it’s written you must persistently but reverently ask seek and knock over and over) helps get things changing. He *does* listen and answer prayers. I’ve gotten angry in my prayers and cried out and demanded change (why just make me suffer what is your point God?) Maybe I am cheeky or disrespectful to an extent but u gotta express the truth how u feel. Also it’s written that the Holy Spirit translates our words into ‘groaning that are acceptable’ to God. But also u gotta take action, never sit around ‘wsiting on God’ that’s a satanic deception in my opinion, passivity and low expectations, fmgiving up, etc. No! U gotta keep pushing n fighting. But also rest wen needed. My ¢2. Hope it might help somebody.

  13. *waiting on God’. Typo. Don’t wait on God’. Pray repeatedly and take actions. Brainstorm solutions, reach out for support. Google for information and ideas. Ask seek and knock. God gave you intelligence. Use it. Don’t listen to a pastor, test what he says against the Word in Amplified or Berean Bible. Most pastors are greedy for tithes and lie. No kap! Wolves in sheep’s clothing. Teaching rules if men – Jesus entire chapter calling out them as snakes. A long long Bible passage which preachers NEVER talk about! They never preach on it! (Sorry if I’m derailing the post). So back to the point, pray and take actions. And rest. Look after urself sisters ❤️🙏

  14. I am broken. My heart has been hard for so long. I reject love because I have a fear that everyone will hurt me. I dont want to live like this anymore. Anxiety is overwhelming and it puts the faith I have in the darkness. I just want God to pick me up and carry me. I am so tierd.

    1. Psalm 34:18-20 KJV. The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit. Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the Lord delivereth him out of them all. He keepeth all his bones: not one of them is broken.

  15. God reveal to me what Your purpose for my life is!!! Show me who I am to reach!! I would love to know what it looks like to thrive and not just live!
    Thank you WOG for being so open. ❤❤

  16. Loving Jesus, thank you for your greatest sacrifice dying for my sins on the cross, so that I might live to glorify and reflect your amazing love to others. I don’t need to take my life, it belongs to you. Let me patiently wait until on your coming to take us home. Amen.

  17. I’ve been battling some of the same feelings quite frequently lately but yet I know It’s just not my time just yet. G[d &as placed that in my heart that he’s just not thru with me yet. There are some days that is better than others but some I have to force myself just to roll out of the bed because something comes over me that tells me I have no reason or purpose. Noone wants me and I’ll just die alone and truly Noone will care. Now I know these things aren’t true…I have 3 beautiful babies 23, 21 & 17 that love their mother and want her here on this earth if Noone else does…they do. I may not feel like they do all the time but I know inside they do. After reading your post I have a beautiful smile upon my face at the moment but however 3 hrs ago I could have cared less. Thank you for reminding me that it’s in HIS PERFECT TIMING…..BECAUSE THERE IS NOTHING PERFECT ABOUT MY TIMING….it’s always off some way or another. Please keep me in your prayers and I am so grateful that I found this as this morning while I couldn’t sleep. I have been reading post after post and I feel so much better than I did and I know That is God’s hand reaching down on my life. Thanks again for sharing!! God Bless!

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