It is one of the most fundamental questions asked by every person who has ever walked the earth. It is a question that has baffled mankind since the beginning of time. After all, you and I played no role in our own existence. None of us requested to be born into this world. One day we simply appeared on this earth. So it is only natural to ponder: Why am I here ?
In fact, it is not a stretch to say that man automatically realizes that the answer to this question is important. Interestingly, each one of us has already answered this question. Whether we realize it or not, our current path in life has been chosen based upon our own unique answer to this question.
I would even go a step further and suggest to you that the answer to this question not only determines your future on this earth, but also in the hereafter.
Jerry Robinson(2002) said, “The Bible explains the purpose of our existence by revealing the origins of humanity. According to the New Testament, every person that exists was created by God, “through” and “for” Jesus Christ.
Put simply, every person and everything was created by God’s purpose, and for His purpose.In addition, the Bible tells us that God crafted each one of us by His own hand:
“You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb. Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it. You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion, as I was woven together in the dark of the womb. You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed.” (Psalms 139:13-16) “.
Today, your life rests in the same loving hands that created you.
“In his hand is the life of every living thing and the breath of all mankind.” (Job 12:10)
Friend, you have been placed on this earth for a very specific purpose. Obviously, I don’t know you. But I do know this; if you are struggling to find meaning in your life, you should consider this question: If your life truly had no purpose or meaning, why would you feel the need to search for one? The search for meaning resides deep within every human being. We intuitively know that there is something greater than ourselves within the universe.
God chose to bring you into existence as a part of His own eternal will. You have an eternal purpose!
Your purpose exists in the mind and will of God. Discovering your life’s purpose will come as you search the mind and will of God through prayer and consistent Bible reading. Search for Him with all of your heart, mind, and soul. He is near and waiting for you to find Him.
“The two most important days in your life is the day you were born and the day you find out why”. Daya
If you are going to discover how God wants to use your life and work, you must know why you were created. If you start trying to determine your purpose in life before understanding why you were created, you will inevitably get hung up on the things you do as the basis for fulfillment in your life, which will only lead to frustration and disappointment.
First and foremost, God created you to know Him and to have an intimate relationship with Him. In fact, God says that if a man is going to boast about anything in life, “boast about this: that he understands and knows me” (Jer. 9:24).
Man’s relationship with God was lost in the Garden when Adam and Eve sinned. Jesus’ death on the cross, however, allows us to restore this relationship with God and to have an intimate fellowship with Him. The apostle Paul came to understand this when he said,
“I gave up all that inferior stuff so I could know Christ personally, experience his resurrection power, be a partner in his suffering, and go all the way with him to death itself” (Phil. 3:10 MSG ).
Establishing this relationship with God is vital to understanding your purpose. If you don’t have this relationship with God, you will seek to fulfill your purpose out of wrong motives, such as fear, insecurity, pride, money, relationships, guilt or unresolved anger. God’s desire is for you to be motivated out of love for Him and to desire to worship Him in all that you do. As you develop your relationship with God, He will begin to reveal His purpose for your life. “‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord” (Jer. 29:11).
Hillman, O.S(2011) said; “your purpose in life is chosen by God. It is not negotiable. It is like calling water wet, there is no changing that fact, and there’s no changing God’s purpose for your life. While you may not fulfill the purpose for which you were made, you still have a purpose that God intends for you to fulfill”.
This is your blueprint from God. In the same way that He had a specific purpose in mind for Jesus when He sent Him to the earth, He has a specific purpose in mind for your life. Discover your purpose on earth, it makes all the difference……..
Written by Dayil Mercy.