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The purpose of life according to the Bible Photo: PEXELS/Fallon Michael

IT IS WRITTEN: What is your purpose in life?

What is my purpose in life? We’ve all asked ourselves this question at some point in our lives. Time to see what the Bible says about it.

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The purpose of life according to the Bible Photo: PEXELS/Fallon Michael

Have you ever asked yourself this question: “Why am I here”? Sadly, many people go through life without ever discovering their true calling/purpose.

Isaiah 43 verses 1 and 7

1 But now, this is what the Lord says— he who created you, Jacob, he who formed you, Israel: “Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine…
7 … everyone who is called by my name, whom I created for my glory, whom I formed and made.”

How to find your calling

When I was young and in-between jobs, I remember feeling insecure when asked at social functions: “What do you do?” It was almost as if my job title was linked to my self-worth.  It was my security blanket, without which I felt somewhat vulnerable!

However, over time, I realised that God doesn’t value us according to what we do.  It is more about who we are.  After all, we are human BEings, not human DOings!

Each of us are unique with our own God given gifts, abilities, and passions.  I have come to discover that where your gifting and your passion meet, that is where your calling lies.

Our purpose in life is not so much something that we have to create, but rather something that we need to discover.  As we seek to know Christ more (through His word and in prayer), we become more like Him, and our true identity unfolds.

God has a specific plan and purpose for your life, and He has promised to “complete the good work that He has begun in you” (Philippians 1:6).

Not only is He busy forming your character for eternal life with Him, but He is also working with each of us for the Common Good of all His people now.  We are all part of the Great Commission to “go and make disciples” (Matthew 28:19).

Meditate on these questions

  • What has always motivated and excited me throughout my life?
  • What have I been consistently good at over the years?
  • How can I combine these two strengths to bring glory to God and good for my fellowman?

PRAYER

Father, help us discover the purpose for which you created and called us.

Reveal to us the gifts and passions that you have placed within us we pray.

We long to bring you glory!

Amen