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Knowing Your Inner Man

Knowing Your Inner Man

 

 

How to Know Your Purpose and Live a Fulfilling Life

 

HAPPY G. ZHOU

 

Published by Youth Empowerment Publishing

 

Copyright © 2016 Happy G. Zhou

 

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Scripture taken from the Holy Bible, New International Version. Copyright© 1973, 1978, 1984 International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan Bible Publishers.

 

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Acknowledgements

For the glory of God, in the Name of Jesus Christ, I credit this work to the Holy Spirit alive in me and I dedicate it to my family, friends and the rest of those in the world, including people that I am yet to meet in this life. I pray that by the Holy Spirit power, this book will help you live the life God called you to live.

 

Contents

 

 

Acknowledgments

Purpose

Introduction

Chapter 1 How I came to know my purpose in life

Chapter 2 The relationship between work and purpose

Chapter 3 The definition of Christianity

Chapter 4 The fall of man and the glory of man in Jesus Christ

Chapter 5 The purpose of Jesus Christ on earth

Chapter 6 God’s intended purpose for you

Chapter 7 Success

Prayer of Salvation

About the Author

Other Books by the Author

 

 

 

Purpose

This book will show you how to discover you purpose in life. You will learn how to not only identify key strengths and abilities inside you, but also how to apply them in your life for success. As you get to know or already know your purpose, you will refine it, and live a fulfilling life through getting to know the spirit living inside of you-your inner man. The message is meant for you to get to search inwardly, and also allow God to reveal it to you. The writer explains exactly how he came discovered his purpose in life and how you can stay on course in yours too, and produce good fruit in your life. The principles are practical and they can be applied to your life daily, yearly, seasonally and throughout all generations. Be assured that, as you do as it says, at the end of its pages you will be in a better place to walk in your purpose and live a very fulfilling life.

 

 

Introduction

 

The greatest thing in life happens when you come to know your purpose and live it out. It can never be taken away from you once you have discovered it within you. A much greater discovery is coming to know God, the one who made you for his purpose on earth. Your purpose lies within you, inside your inner man or that which is called the spiritual part of your being. Inside your being are so many great things that were tailored for the life you are meant to live on earth. Those things go beyond being born, going to school, getting a high paying job, getting married, starting a family, having kids, and buying a brand new car-to fit your little bundle of joy in the backseat and only to retire and live on pension and die. These are great and fun things to do, and also worthwhile too, however the world needs more from you. God needs you too, as much as we need Him.

 

There are things God has reserved for you that are greater than your personal lifestyle dreams, and in this book you will get to know those things and how you can access them from knowing your inner man. Until this is accomplished a certain level of success, joy and fulfilment will never be reached in your personal and work life. Your purpose is to live successfully here on earth, enjoy the goodness of God, and do the work He has called you to do. Your purpose is to leave a legacy that will affect generations even after you have died, and to do this with God’s vision for the world in mind and it is all possible by applying a few key principles and being intentional about them that things begin to happen for you. Read on and get to know your inner man, and start to make things happen in your life.

 

 

 

Chapter 1

 

How I came to know my purpose in life

 

My purpose is to live a full Christian Life. I discovered it in a rather unusual way. I would call this a supernatural experience. One time in the winter of June 2013 from my home in Perth Australia, I was writing some notes in my room and on that piece of paper I was defining the differences between three different lifestyles, being SECURE, COMFORTABLE and RICH. I had lots of big dreams and high hopes of living a bright future in business, but I didn’t know exactly how that was going to happen or whether that was my actual purpose in life. One thing I was sure of though was that this was one of my passions in life. As I was penning away something good happened from this little exercise that took me by surprise and I later discovered that the essence of it all was trying to figure out who I was and why I existed in this life.

 

I had quickly discovered during my time in college that life without clear direction is boring and meaningless, but the one with a direction is a sweet affair. Every person deserves to know the reason why they are alive. That reason goes beyond being born, growing up, going to school, getting a high paying job and getting married, starting a family and buying your dream house, a new car to fit your little bundle of joy in the back seat and your best and the latest techy gadget, only to retire, live on pension and soon pass on into the afterlife. Although it is good to achieve these things, to work and be of service to your country or industry, there is more to your life than these. In the same way I got to saw the real person inside me, you have to come to a point where you see exactly who are too, what you are here for, why you are here, and what you should be doing with your life, and how progressively you can walk in your purpose and always maintain a life in the will of God, because there is something God wants you to know about the real you. God wants you to know that you have a specific purpose for living-one that is very fulfilling when you follow through with it.

 

It was towards the end of my soul searching exercise that I came to this reality and it happened just when I was about to conclude defining what a RICH lifestyle would look like for me. One of the last points I penned down was this: ‘living life fully in my purpose’. Immediately I audibly said to myself. “What is my purpose?” An unfamiliar voice whispered at the back of my right ear, “IT IS TO LIVE A FULL CHRISTIAN LIFE”. It left me shocked and rather surprised, wondering what that meant as I did not know God at that time. I later discovered about two months down the line that God was the one who had spoken to me back then. I also discovered later as well when the same voice spoke to me about my calling-what some call their life work- that God was very alive and real, real to the extent of having an audible voice.

 

I have come to learn that in every life purpose are gifts, talents and skills that help you to do the necessary work to live in your purpose. Purpose is not just a word, it is a life. When I heard the voice of the Lord in 2013, God was saying to me. ‘You should live a full Christian life in all that you do, uphold Christian values and strive to maintain them in anything that you do all your life’, this is what He said to me and I wonder what He has to say about you? I was not even born again at the time, neither did I have much consciousness about Christianity nor Jesus Christ when I heard this, but I was getting to that stage. Two months down the line I was born again and received Jesus as the Lord of my life in June 2013, and from there everything that happened began to make sense. It is good to understand that it does not take you to be a Christian to discover your purpose in life. However your purpose is tied closely to the one who created you, that is God the creator of the heavens and the earth, the seas and every living creature therein Genesis 1:1 and Psalm 146:6.

 

A relationship with God will help you discover where you should be, what you should be doing, and why you should be doing it. When I was setting my lifestyle goals, ‘secure, comfortable and rich’, at the time making money was my main focus, and doing business was the dream I had in mind that would get those dollar bills rolling in, however God showed me that He had something better for me in mind – it wasn’t just a being secure, or being rich, or being comfortable. He wanted me to live life, through Jesus Christ. If I ended up a businessman, it would have to be born of God and through Jesus Christ. In discovering purpose I saw that money, in the form of currency, is one of greatest ideas man has ever come up with. One of the tools that can be used well in life to actually fund the work you do in your purpose. As my understanding broadened, I saw that a Christian life would include some of the following;

 

-Preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ to all humanity,

-Praying for the sick and afflicted to be healed,

-Casting out devils (bonds of evil spirits),

-Leading all who weren’t yet in Christ, to receive the Lord Jesus Christ in their life (often called soul winning),

-To love humanity regardless of race, gender and nationality,

-Leading people in the kingdom of God (discipleship),

-Living and walking on this earth in the perfect will of God for my life.

 

All this would happen with time as I grew in the knowledge of the word of God however there’s a difference between your purpose, your job and your work in life. Despite these differences, remember that with everyone’s purpose in life are the gifts, talents and skills that help to bring everything you’ve been called to do, to come to pass.

 

 

My Gifts

 

“A man’s gift makes room for him and brings him before great men” Proverbs 18:16.

 

God gives you gifts that will help you fulfil the purpose of your life, and to enjoy it in the process even in times of leisure. These two aspects, work and leisure coexist – and one without the other or too much of one at the expense of the other, usurps the energy an individual will have to have a meaningful life. God created you on this earth to work and to enjoy, in a good way. It’s with them that someone who understands His purpose in life is able to set the right goals, create a solid plan and execute his work to success. As one great man of God said, ‘success is intentional’. Spiritual gifts make the foundation of all other gifts that you will discover for yourself.

 

 

My spiritual Gifts

 

Here are some spiritual gifts that I have received in me from as God has used me in different places in my life so far:

 

-The gift of righteousness (right standing with God) by believing in Jesus Christ,

-Understanding and discernment of the word of God in the bible,

-The gift of the Holy Spirit that gives me power to be witness to the Gospel and life in Jesus Christ,

-Teaching the word of God,

-The gift of Love (the God kind of Love)

-The gift of evangelism (writing and sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ through publications),

-Leadership and mentoring people past their life problems and finding the best solution for a need,

-Wisdom and knowledge (wise counsel),

-And speaking in other tongue (divine prayer language), and this list can be long.

 

Each gift or talent works in different places at different times. My gift is to write. It was imparted upon me by God, and my task is to share what I learn from the word of God with you, my purpose- to live the fullness of the Christian life. I have shared this with you so that you may understand that you too have gifts, talents hidden in you, but only you can dig deep down inside to search for them. The word of God is the best manual to find out what is inside of you and who you really are. Even self-help books cannot reveal what’s in your inner man. Believe God, that there is a lot inside you that you might not even know you had in you. It takes the power of God’s word to bring it out, just as it did with me. It is through the spiritual gifts that God’s life is revealed in our day to day lives, for the purpose of achieving something greater than ourselves. Apart from gifts, there are also things that we enjoy to do, that make us happy or fulfilled and enjoy life as we do the greater works we are called to do in Jesus Christ-our hobbies or pastimes.

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Knowing Your Inner Man

This book will show you how to discover your purpose in life. You will learn how to not only identify key strengths and abilities inside you, but also how to apply them in your life for success. As you get to know or already know your purpose, you will refine it, and live a fulfilling life through getting to know the spirit living inside of you-your inner man. The message is meant for you to get to search inwardly, and also allow God to reveal it to you. The author wrote exactly how he came to know his purpose in life and how you can stay on course in yours too, and produce good fruit in your life. The principles are practical and they can be applied to your life daily, yearly, seasonally and throughout all generations. Be assured that, as you do as it says, at the end of its pages you will be in a better place to walk in your purpose and live a very fulfilling life.

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