“The reason for which something is done or created or for which something exists.”
So why do you exist?
Firstly, you were created by God to know Him.
Secondly, you were created to love others.
“Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?”
Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments."
- Matthew 22:36-40 (NIV)
You were made on purpose for purpose by a God who loves you so much that He gave His only Son Jesus just for you.
It’s time to live like you have this purpose! I want to share a few reasons why your purpose matters.
When you became a Christian, you assumed a new identity in Christ Jesus.
As a part of your identity in Christ, purpose is in your DNA. This isn’t any purpose that the world can give, not something mediocre and small. But a purpose that is bigger than yourself.
God is a good God who has a good plan for your life.
“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
God is a good God who has a good plan for your life - you can trust Him!
There is more for you.
Maybe you think you can just slide on through life, going about the day-to-day things without much meaning, without deep purpose. Maybe that’s what you’re doing right now. But you know there’s more.
There is MORE to the every-day just doing life and getting by. In Ephesians 3:20, we read that God can do more than we could ever imagine: “Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us.” What is it that you want God to do MORE with in your life?
Your dreams, gifts and talents have purpose
You have dreams, gifts and talents for a reason. Your dreams, talents and gifts aren’t random. In fact, God wants to use your gifts and talents to glorify him. Can you even start to imagine what God could do through you if you give your dreams, talents and gifts to him? Wow.
Purpose = impact
When you live with purpose, you can make an impact on others, and point them to Jesus. What’s better than that?
We all crave living life on purpose. We all want to matter and we want to make a difference. The good news is that you can! I remember when I first started to believe that God had MORE for me than I could imagine. It was like a light bulb switched on in my head. I began living life on purpose for purpose with God leading the way. It really changed my life.
I want you to experience this too. That’s why I’ve created my 5 Weeks to Uncovering Your Purpose course.
You’ve got purpose, but I want to help you uncover it.
Over the course of 5 weeks, you’ll learn what God’s purpose is for you as a christian, study biblical characters who lived life with purpose, learn how to dream big God dreams and get practical writing them out, learn how to hear God’s voice and know his leading, and how to take practical steps toward your dreams.
Leave a comment below and tell me what you feel purpose towards. :)