I can not help but think that one day we will no longer be on this earth. For we are only here for ONE reason and that is to glorify and worship God.
Think about that for a minute. Isn’t that insane? You are not here to work 40 hours a week and then do it all over again after the weekend. This is not what life is about no matter how much we feel like it is.
The Bible offers many insights into man’s purpose on Earth and living within a meaningful mission!
(1 Peter 2:9) 9 But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.
If you don’t know God’s purpose for your life, you constantly feel a sense of aimlessness. You know the feeling of pointless work. You go to the office, clock in, do your job, then go home and collapse in front of the television. All true joy you experience comes from things outside of work. From hobbies or friends or even side gigs.
It’s so easy to get into a rut when you feel like you have no goal you are headed towards. Believe me, I’ve been there. I know exactly how this feels. There are many times I am envious of my husband who knows exactly what his end goal is in his career.
We all have heard the famous line, “Not all who wander are lost.”
Well, the same applies to you. Even though you feel like you’re wandering without any true purpose or meaning, that doesn’t mean you’re lost. You can regain your sense of purpose and discover what God has for your life. It is never too late when it comes to God. Isn’t that great!?
Some ways you can do this is by first knowing where your confidence comes from and that is from God and God alone.
Next is knowing what he says about you. The translation of (Isaiah 43:1) beautifully reminds us: “Remember who created you, O Jacob? Who shaped you, O Israel? See, you have nothing to fear. I, who made you, will take you back. I have chosen you, named you as My own.”
Let’s start with the obvious. If you feel purposeless, ask God to give you wisdom and direction in your life. James 1:5 states, “If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.”
That’s amazing news. God absolutely wants to give you a purpose. He wants to give you divine wisdom. It’s not like God is holding out on you to make you miserable.
He wants you to be joyful, ambitious, and live a purposeful life. Ask God for purpose and believe that He will give it to you.
The next thing is of course diving into the word of God. The bible is our very own love story from God Himself. Now, you won’t find any verses that tell you to become a lawyer or a police officer, but you will begin to understand the heart of God, which is the most important!
(Psalm 119:105) says, “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.”
God’s word brings light to paths that otherwise seem dark. The Bible teaches us so much when it comes to finding our purpose in this big world!
Just remember, God has given you very specific gifts and strengths. Maybe you’re a math whiz or a wise counselor. Maybe you have a mind for electronics or business. Maybe you’re great at organizing people and getting things done. God’s purpose for you probably involves the things you’re already good at.
For me, I love listening to people and their struggles in life so that I can help them! I love going back to God’s word and going back to what God has done specifically in my life so that I can give others hope and inspiration.
I was born in Russia and I could have lived in an orphanage my whole life. But God had a better plan for my life and that was to be adopted by an amazing family who loved me very much and gave me a beautiful life with endless opportunities here in the United States.
(Proverbs 11:14) says, “Where there is no guidance, a people falls, but in an abundance of counselors there is safety.” this basically means, one of the main ways God will help you find your purpose is through others!
We all have purpose. But it has to be Kingdom driven. So I guess the first question I would ask is it world-driven or Kingdom-driven?
Satan can get us into a place where in our mind all we are doing is looking at our problems instead of our purpose. He targets our feelings so that we feel less than God’s child.
We can overcome this through going back to God’s truths and continually praying to God for wisdom and purpose.
Remember, God’s vision is way bigger than our vision.
Want the vision of God and He will bless you beyond imagination.
God of calm and peace, as my life gets chaotic and my world seems to spin out of control, continually remind me of your presence and your purpose for me.