1 Chronicles 27:2
“Over the first course for the first month was Jashobeam the son of Zabdiel: and in his course were twenty and four thousand.”
Thirteen times in one chapter God uses the phrase, “in his course.” Apparently, this phrase must be important to God to mention so many times in one chapter. This phrase is the key to you being what you are supposed to be for God, doing what will please God, and finding the purpose for what you were made. Many people miss these things in life, and because they miss is, they find themselves wandering through life and never finding fulfillment. Let me share with you what this phrase means, and what you should do with it.
First, God has a course for you. Several years ago, when I learned to fly, one of the things they taught me when taking a flight was to plot my course. I had to know my heading, trajectory, and waymarks to track my course. Just like I plotted a course for my trip, God has plotted a course for your life. For the God of the Universe to take time to plot a course for your life is astounding and humbling that He would take knowledge of you. Stop trying to find a course that you like for your life, and find and surrender to God’s course for what He made you to be.
Second, your course is important to God. If your course was not important to God, He wouldn’t have taken the time to plot it. You will find God’s keenest attention on your life when you are walking the course He has planned for you according to the manner He wanted you to walk it. It doesn’t matter if the course God has planned for your life is important to others; it only matters that it is important to Him.
Third, your course should be important to you. If your course is important to God, it should be important to you. Nothing should take priority over God’s course for your life. You can be assured that Satan will offer many good alternatives to God’s course for your life, but none of those alternatives will please God or give you satisfaction in life. You must make what God has made you to be the preeminent focus of your life. Never let anything sidetrack you from that purpose. My friend, take ownership of your course. Be honored that God has placed you in a course for life, and realize that it is the greatest thing that you could ever do while you live on this earth.
Fourth, be faithful to your course. The worst thing you could do is to be absent from the course for which God has made for you. Every day that you are absent from your course is a day you are wasting, and a day that you are hurting the people God intended for you to help on that day. You may think that you will never be missed on that one day, but when you are not doing what God wants you to do, you are missed, and your vacancy always hurts the ability for others to do their course.
Fifth, your course is where you will make the greatest impact. At the end of life, it will not matter how many points you scored in a game, how much money you made in life, but what will matter is how much your life has impacted others for Christ. If you are looking for a way to make a great impact with your life, get on the course for which God has made you, and you will find that on that course is where God will use you to make that great impact on others. My friend, God has made you for a purpose; get on His course for your life, and you will realize purpose in life, and fulfillment at the end of life.