Form Follows Function

The architects tell us that the shape of a building should primarily be determined by its intended purpose or function. Form – they say – follows function.

God is the greatest architect. He decides the purpose before creating anything. God made you. He decided your purpose before you showed up! He is not wondering what to do with you. He already has it planned. Form follows function. I want to share 3 insights about this statement:

1: You Are Not An Accident

You are not an accident. You are here on purpose. Even if your parents did not plan for you, God did. Even if you’re told that you were a “mistake”, you are not a mistake with God. He had it all planned. He said to a young man named Jeremiah: “Before I shaped you in the womb, I knew all about you. Before you saw the light of day, I had holy plans for youJer.1:5

2: You Discover… You Don’t Decide Your Purpose
Many are frantically trying to decide their purpose. It’s not yours to decide, it’s yours to discover. That’s why it’s called an “assignment”. You are assigned to it. It was decided before you were born. Jer.1:5. In the case of the young man referred to earlier (Jeremiah), God said “A prophet to the nations – that’s what I had in mind for you.” What does He have in mind for you? Find out.

You Were Formed Specifically For Your Assignment
You were formed specifically for your assignment/purpose. You can’t be the best at what someone else was designed to do. No one else can be the best at what you alone were designed to do. This should rid us of any form of jealousy. The question is will you be the best that God has designed you to be? Stop comparing yourself with others. Be yourself. Be what God has planned for you to be.

In case you are wondering if God has a great plan for you. Hear what He says about you: I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. –Jer.29:11

9 Responses to “Form Follows Function”

  1. Debbie October 18, 2011 at 4:19 pm #

    “It’s not yours to decide, it’s yours to discover. That’s why it’s called an “assignment”. You are assigned to it”.

    This is just amazing! Leaves me speechless…

    • femi October 27, 2011 at 9:14 pm #

      True Debbie, that truth brings so much clarity to the issue of destiny.

  2. Seyi October 23, 2011 at 8:32 am #


    • femi October 27, 2011 at 9:15 pm #

      Thanks Seyi.

  3. Olusola Isiade October 24, 2011 at 3:14 am #

    Pastor , this is a major challenge for christians presently . How do you get to know your purpose when the only we think about is blessing!all the time .Why am i here? can only be answered when you desire to know , God allows our freewill to continue even after we declare for him ? why is this so?

    • femi October 27, 2011 at 9:28 pm #

      Thanks Sola,
      True fulfillment & blessings come when we discover and follow His plan for us and not when we pursue the blessings. (

      God never withdraws our freewill. We have to daily surrender our will to Him…like Paul said: “I die daily”.

  4. Skybaba November 2, 2011 at 7:43 am #

    “You Discover…You Don’t Decide Your Purpose”……… do you discover your purpose?

    • femi November 14, 2011 at 8:11 pm #

      Hi Ayo, apologies for the late response.
      You discover your purpose by asking God. This is usually a process. You have to sit with Him until it’s clear.
      A lot of the times, He reveals it in phases so we have to keep going back to Him.

  5. Prettyfumzy November 15, 2011 at 3:35 pm #

    Can what you desire so much be Gods plan?

    For example, lets say you desire the gift of prophesy, could it be that God plans for you to be a prophet to the nations (like Jeremiah)?

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