If we’re all honest with ourselves, who hasn’t wondered, “What is my purpose? Why am I here?”
The answer to that is so simple, yet at the same time so complex.
Because of who He is, God doesn’t need us.
Acts 17:24-25 confirms that: “The God who made the world and everything in it…is not served by human hands, as if he needed anything.” In different places, Scripture reveals that the fundamental reason we were created was for fellowship with God. Colossians 1:16 explains, “All things were created by Him and for Him.”
Yet God instilled an individual calling in each of us, different parts that are necessary for the whole to work optimally together:
“For 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, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith; if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach; if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead, do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully.” (Romans 12:4-8)
It’s so easy to look around at others, notice what they are doing, and find ourselves feeling insignificant in comparison.
Can I be honest with you? When we compare ourselves and our gifts and talents, our accomplishments, to others, we will never measure up. Because God didn’t create us with the gifts and talents of another.
Each of us is called to do something in and for the kingdom of God. For some it might be leading a Fortune 500 company with godly character and biblical principles.
For others, it might mean caring for children in the nursery so their parents can grow in the Lord in Sunday morning worship services. Or opening their home and sharing their testimony with hurting neighbors over a cup of coffee.
Ultimately, your life’s purpose is to give God glory!
Revelation 4:11 says, “You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they were created and have their being.”
You can only do that by being you and doing only what He asks of you.
How are you living your purpose and calling today?
We’d love for you to share your purpose with us in the comments.
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