Purpose [Noun]: the reason for which something is done or created or for which something exists.
Are you questioning your purpose in life?
1. You are not an accident.
I used to believe that my father never wanted me. He created many jokes since I was a child that he never wanted another child. I took it to heart for years that led into severe depression and thoughts of suicide. God did not create you on accident. It does not matter what other people say because you were created for a purpose and a reason; therefore, you are not an accident. If I believed the lies and jokes that my dad would repeat, I would not be here. Do not lose heart. You are breathing because you have purpose.
“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations.” // Jeremiah 1:5
2. You were created for a divine purpose made specifically for you and only you
Your testimony is a living proof that you have purpose. Maybe you have lost a loved one or suffered from an addiction. Maybe you have known Christ all your life or walked away from God one too many times. Your past, your story, your testimony was written for you and only you specifically for a divine purpose.
“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
3. You were created to know God
Maybe this is the first time you have heard about Jesus Christ. Maybe you have known Him all your life! Whatever the circumstances, God created you to know him personally. Do you know Him? I encourage you to open your Bible and get to know the characteristics of God. What are His likes or dislikes? When we get to know God, we are able to understand who we are. When we apply the characteristics of God than we are able to become more like Him. I encourage you to get to know God and let him reveal who you were created to be.
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” // John 3:16
“Know that the Lord, he is God! It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.” // Psalm 100:3
4. You were created for His glory
When God created the world, after every day, he would specifically say, “It is good!” Wow! Is that not amazing to know that we give God glory by simply existing?! God created us to give Him glory. We find purpose by simply existing, breathing, and walking. You were created on purpose! A purpose to give God glory, honour and praise.
“Bring my sons from afar and my daughters from the ends of the earth—everyone who is called by my name, whom I created for my glory, whom I formed and made.” // Isaiah 43:6-7
5. You were created to praise him
You were given life to praise God through every trial and storm. You were given life to praise God even in your greatest moments. It does not matter what your day looks like! Always give God praise through the good and the bad. He is worthy of your praise!
“I will praise you, O Lord my God, with all my heart; I will glorify your name forever”. // Psalm 86:12
6. You were created to use your gifts and talents
God has given you gifts and talents for a purpose and reason. Don’t let those gifts and talents go to waste. Maybe you do not know your gifts and talents; seek to find those gifts and talents! God has given his people the ability to do great things for His glory! Go and use your gifts for his perfect and divine purpose for your life.
“Just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. We have different gifts, according to the grace given us. If a man’s gift is prophesying, let him use it in proportion to his faith. If it is serving, let him serve; if it is teaching, let him teach; if it is encouraging, let him encourage; if it is contributing to the needs of others, let him give generously; if it is leadership, let him govern diligently; if it is showing mercy, let him do it cheerfully.” // Romans 12:4-8
7. You were created to serve others
I think the perfect example of a servant is Jesus Christ. He came on earth to serve people through teaching, performing miracles, and building community. He was never selfish. He always served despite what others had to say. How can you serve others? Volunteer at a homeless shelter, rake leaves for your neighbour, volunteer at your church, bake cookies for your family, etc. Placing others before yourself opens the door for God to use you in incredible ways.
“For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” // Mark 10:45
8. You were created to fellowship and build friendships
Community, fellowship and friendships are huge in our daily walk! Without community there will be no accountability. Sometimes, building community and friendships is scary but don’t let fear hold you back from building the greatest friendship in Christ Jesus. Visit a youth group or young adult group and begin fellowshipping with people your own age.
“Therefore, encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.” // 1 Thessalonians 5:11
9. You were created to become like Christ
What are your weaknesses and strengths? Do you have patience? Do you practice kindness? Do you love unconditionally or do you love to those who you feel deserve it? Do you have self-control? Everyday is a choice to become like Christ. We will never be perfect like Christ because we are human beings – we will fail. But we should always desire to pursue the fruit of the spirit and build the characteristics of Christ through our daily walk.
“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.” // Galatians 5:22-23
10. You were created for a mission
God has given you a mission since the day you were given breathe into your lungs. The mission is to share the gospel to the world through your testimony. Everyone is called to do something different. Sometimes, an individual’s mission is to share the love of Jesus through serving others, raising a family, leading a youth group, working at a factory, etc. God has called you to go. Will you be bold enough to pursue the mission?
“Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.” // Matthew 28:19-20
Written by, Jen Fair
Jen is 23 years old with a heart towards the women’s ministry. She lives in a small town in the thumb of Michigan. Jen loves the simplest things in life – it’s what she lives for. She loves coffee, candles, Pinterest, writing, dancing and going on adventures.
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