Each of us struggles at some point in life with questions about purpose. These questions are pregnant with layers of meaning that can leave us feeling overwhelmed. They’re impossible because they seem like too much to process.
These questions can haunt us, causing us to confront frightening possibilities. Sometimes we may feel like small specks in the universe, unnoticed by anyone.
What’s the point of all this?
What am I doing with my life?
How can God use someone like me?
Do I matter?
The deep longing for purpose is hardwired into our spirits. Created in the image of a loving God, we struggle when we don’t feel a sense of purpose. God is purposeful, deliberate in his handiwork and fierce in His love. Nothing about you is unnoticed in God’s eyes.
You were created for a purpose. That purpose is the same for every person–to love and glorify God. Each of the big questions above can be answered by understanding this immutable truth.
When we don’t feel a sense of purpose and lack direction, it is unsettling. Deep in the marrow of our souls, we become restless, yearning to live out what we were created for. While we all have the same purpose, we each have a different means of living our lives to glorify God.
Some of us will live quiet lives, glorifying God by loving our families and serving in the local church. Some will have careers that catapult them into the spotlight, where others can see how they live lives worthy of the Christian calling. Some will take on the mantle of brokenness. The way we respond to heartbreak and hurt will glorify God, bearing a powerful testimony to others.
In order to take ownership of purpose in this universe, we must take our eyes off of the questions and turn them to Jesus. He bore all of our uncertainty and lack of purpose on His shoulders at Calvary. The miracle of receiving a new heart and new identity in Him too easily slips our minds. You are a new creation.
Meditate on these promises from God’s Word. They are covenant words, binding you to the heart of God. Receive them and drink deeply of their truth about your life and purpose.
Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away. Behold, the new has come! -2 Corinthians 5:17
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. -Romans 8:28
But I have raised you up for this very purpose, that I might show you my power and that my name might be proclaimed in all the earth. -Exodus 9:16
‘I know the plans I have for you,’ says the Lord. ‘They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.’ -Jeremiah 29:11
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. -Ephesians 2:10
These beautiful words serve as monuments to God’s trustworthy nature. He has formed you and strategically placed you right where you are. Pray and seek Him about the specific way He wants you to live out your purpose. It is unique and can only be done by you. May you see God’s goodness and feel Him near, knowing you have a purpose.
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Hi! I’m Tracy…Christ-follower, wife, mama, writer, blogger, speaker, teacher, dreamer. I love Earl Grey Tea and quiet mornings. Here at Earl Grey and Yellow, the focus is striving to be faithful and appreciate the small things. So glad you stopped by. Please have a look around and subscribe to our newsletter and social media to stay connected.