So we are all living our lives, pursuing our careers, toiling for money, striving in our studies, working hard from making relationships to sustaining them, battling sicknesses and in the midst of all this trying to be happy, all this until one day we return to dust.
What’s all this struggling for? What’s the point in living? Why do you want to live if all your life, in a glimpse, seems like a pointless labor? It seems like we are just simply exerting ourselves to live to one day die.
Why does God want to put us through this unnecessary wrestling of the physical and the mental sides of our lives? Thinking about the bigger picture, is this ALL to life? What’s the POINT? What’s the aim?
“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you…” Jeremiah 1:5 NIV
You are created by God for a very specific purpose. You aren’t born to live a meaningless life, you are created by God and for God. It is God who has formed you in your mother’s womb but even before that He already knew you! Before you were born He has chosen you, appointed you for a very specific purpose.
“Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.” Psalm 139:16
Every one of our days was already known by God even before one of them ever began.
You are specially created, divinely cared and specifically led by God to fulfil a purpose for His glory which only YOU can fulfil. Your purpose is unique to you.
“For we are His workmanship [His own master work, a work of art], created in Christ Jesus [reborn from above-spiritually transformed, renewed, ready to be used] for good works, which God prepared [for us] beforehand [taking paths which He set], so that we would walk in them [living the good life which He prearranged and made ready for us].” Ephesians 2:10 AMP
You are God’s handiwork! Your life is very important to Him and He is concerned about every aspect of your life. It’s the creator who knows the full potential of his creation. Likewise, trust Your Creator (God) with your life. He knows what’s best for you and what you must do to fulfil His purpose for your life. His plans for you are ONLY for your GOOD.
“ For 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.” Jeremiah 29:11 NIV
Now that we know we are created, each for a specific purpose by God, we must also know that God allows hardships and trials in our lives to equip us for doing His will in our lives and lead us to fulfill that calling, that purpose in our lives.
“Now may the God…equip you with everything good for doing his will, and may he work in us what is pleasing to him” Hebrews 13:20-21 NIV
“And we know [with great confidence] that God [who is deeply concerned about us] causes all things to work together [as a plan] for good for those who love God, to those who are called according to His plan and purpose.” Romans 8:28 AMP
Ok so God has a plan for you! He has a purpose for you which only You can fulfil!
But what exactly is that purpose? What is that for which God has created you, called you?
We as children of God have a universal calling to preach the Gospel to all, which we can see in Mark 16:15 where our Lord Jesus very clearly states what we He wants us to do.
He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.” Mark 16:15
While this is what all of us as God’s children are called to do, but what exactly we as individuals are called to do to fulfil this universal calling is what can be called your specific purpose that God has for YOU!
And how do we know that?
Pray and seek the Lord, ask Him and He will be more than happy to let you know!
“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find;” Matthew 7:7 NIV
Pray and fast, read God’s Word, seek Him and He will answer you. He has answered me and He will surely answer you!
Let me remind you that His PLAN and PURPOSE for you is much greater than what you could have ever imagined! You have a special calling! To fulfil that divine purpose in your life you need to continually seek God’s will for you through this walk of life.
“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord. “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.” Isaiah 55:8-9
As you start to understand this, you will come to know that every aspect of your life is working towards the fulfilment of that purpose that God has for you. So commit your ways to the Lord and He will lead you.
“Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.” Proverbs 3:6 NLT
You are precisely, intricately designed BY God for a very specific, special purpose FOR God !
Know, my friend, that you are not an accident. If you are alive and reading this (like ‘duh!’ 🙂 ) , I want you to be assured that your life has a meaning, it has a purpose. You are uniquely made by God for a unique purpose in Him. And know that in all this, Jesus loves you!
God bless you!