“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
Everyone has purpose in life, and in God’s eyes, no one is exempt!
Ever wonder what your purpose is in this life? Recently, I was talking with a young friend who was pondering God’s purpose for him in his life. Though it is a deep question, it is one that is truly universal at some point in the lives of most people. This pressing existential question often comes at times when one is making big decisions, through life transitions, and difficult times, most particularly at times of spiritual growth when we hunger and thirst for God the most on this journey.
In my own personal, evolving spiritual life experience, I have noticed that God’s purpose is dynamic and ever changing to meet me right where I am at any given time or place. I believe we have a series of purposes in this life, sometimes overlapping, rather than just one.
The Scripture above reminds us that the Lord has much to show each of us, as we are ready to comprehend it, and asks us to give witness to Him as we go about our daily life through what we say and do. In essence, He is asking us to live the sort of life that would logically lead people to Him so that they may reap the benefits and enlarge His Kingdom.
Sometimes my purpose is born from circumstances, other times it comes to me in prayer or through reading the bible. I believe that much of the time our purpose is born from the simple things in life and what happens to surround us in our daily life. As Mother Teresa once said, ” We can do no great things, only small things with great love.”
As one gets older, and the age does vary widely across the life span, it is not uncommon for people to try to establish or learn about their relationship with God. Questions like “why am I here” and “what does God want from me?” arise. It is at these vital, critical junctures that we are able to make more room for God in our lives and share him with others. In essence, it is a time of great spiritual growth and expanded knowing of God’s loving, almighty hand. It is a time when one grows in gratitude to God for blessings received; a time of preparation to “take it to the next level,” so to speak.
For gratitude and worship are the keys that open the door to abundant blessings and vibrant faith. As one grows in faith this way, we are compelled to see God’s healing, protecting saving power in action, and to sing His praises on high. This is because it is a wondrous, awesome time in ones life to recognize your purpose in Jesus Christ!
With this new understanding of our relationship with Jesus, we are free to go where we have never been before. Free to take new risks with God at your side, fully dependent on His saving grace. For the grace of God is with His elect, those who strive to serve Him well in all things! Though we are all human and all falter and sin along the way, when you lay your life in Jesus’ hands, He will lift you up when you falter or fall, equip and preserve you in His purpose for every good work.
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