You may be one of the many people wondering, what’s my purpose in life? Now, when most say this, they are thinking, what will bring me success? Fame? Money?
If that’s your line of thinking, you’re mixing up purpose with a career path—though the two do sometimes intersect.
Our purpose, like our faith, is not focused on us. Here are 5 scriptures to explain the process and principles of discovering your purpose:
#1 God preordained it. Jeremiah 1:5 (NIV)- “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart…” First things first. We don’t have to find our purpose, because our purpose is an innate feature. God knew what you were meant to do and be when He created you, and He has not made your purpose a secret. Your purpose is strung throughout His word.
#2 You are created to worship. 1 Peter 2:9 (NIV)- “But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.” Christians have been chosen by God that they may declare His praises! We were created to worship God. That is our purpose. But how do we fulfill this purpose?
#3 Matthew 5:16 (KJV)- “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.” Let the light that you carry in your heart shine for all to see. Live a life that reflects God’s character so those who don’t know the Lord might be drawn to the Light and come to know Him. Your purpose is to draw others to the one who is love and light, wherever you are.
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