Paul speaks about how we are redeemed for a purpose. Ephesians 2:10 For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.  Many people may think life is about following their dreams, but that is not what the Bible teaches. Purpose and fulfillment in life are about following the plans for our life that the Lord planned for us before we were born.
Jesus also tells us that we must put our dreams aside as followers. Luke 9:23 Then he said to the crowd, “If any of you wants to be my follower, you must give up your own way, take up your cross daily, and follow me. To follow Jesus is to let Him lead you in the direction He wants to take you. We can be thankful that Jesus is our Good Shepherd and knows the best place for us to be.
The Lord Cleansed Isaiah
God gave Isaiah a vision of heaven where the angels called each other. Isaiah 6:3“Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of Heaven’s Armies! The whole earth is filled with his glory!”  In this vision of heaven, he received a heightened awareness of his sin and the holiness of God. Isaiah 6:5 Then I said, “It’s all over! I am doomed, for I am a sinful man. I have filthy lips, and I live among a people with filthy lips. Yet I have seen the King, the Lord of Heaven’s Armies.” 
While Isaiah contemplated the vision, something miraculous happened as he experienced the Lord’s mercy. Isaiah 6:6 Then one of the seraphim flew to me with a burning coal he had taken from the altar with a pair of tongs. 7 He touched my lips with it and said, “See, this coal has touched your lips. Now your guilt is removed, and your sins are forgiven.” Relief must have flooded Isaiah as God removed his guilt.
God Had Plans for Isaiah
God called Isaiah and redeemed him to fulfill the Lord’s plan for His life to be a prophet. He was redeemed for a purpose! Think of Isaiah’s impact on the Kingdom of God by following the Lord’s plans and purpose.
What about you? How can you give Your life over to the Lord to make a difference? Think of God’s plans for your life as a fantastic privilege that the Lord developed just for you to make a difference in your life and others.
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[1-5] Tyndale House Publishers. (2015). Holy Bible: New Living Translation . Tyndale House Publishers.
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