Worked Out Through Process
If we prepare for purpose by yielding to His “reasoning together,” there is manifestation and fulfillment. Purpose has too many facets to fit in a single jump anyway. Some of its many facets are seasons, expressions, maturing and relationship with people, places and things. A prophetic word to a nine year old that they will be a missionary cannot be limited to their nine-year-old understanding and definitions, nor to their parent’s traditional, experiential definition, nor to their beliefs and misbeliefs up to that moment. Their call might not be on the church mountain but a mission to the business, government, education or medical mountain. Like working out our salvation, purpose is worked out through a process of opportunity by opportunity, obedience by obedience, insight by insight and year by year.