TOPIC: Purpose and Individuality
"Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To the one who is victorious, I will give some of the hidden manna. I will also give that person a white stone with a new name written on it, known only to the one who receives it" - Revelation 2:17.
Purpose is hidden manna—something that energizes and sustains you and nobody else. (This resembles Jesus's remark that He had food to eat about which His disciples knew nothing.) Your purpose is also like the white stone mentioned in this verse, which has a title or description on it that is only meaningful (and sometimes only visible) to you alone. What activity 'feeds' you, giving you meaning and energy? What statement describes your purpose and is a message from heaven about your new purpose identity? What have you discovered about your purpose this past year that only became 'visible' to you as you sought and prayed?
Lord, I thank You for the power of purpose in my life. It's truly a gift from heaven that is obvious to me while meaningless and invisible to most others. It's also 'bread from heaven' that strengthens me with supernatural power on a daily basis. Thank You for the purpose progress I made this past year!