Discovering Your Purpose in Life

Discovering Your Purpose in Life

by Timothy Jerry

There is an Arabic proverb about a father giving advice to his son who is about to leave home to find his way in the world.

His father said, “My son, in this world you will meet different people. The first people you will meet don’t know and they don’t know that they don’t know, these people are ignorant, avoid them.

Then you will meet those who don’t know and they know that they don’t know. These people are searching, so help them find their way.

At last, you will meet those who know and they know that they know, follow them for they are wise.”

The first primary need of every human born into this world is the need to know his or her purpose. You see a life without the knowledge of one’s purpose is a destiny to never be fulfilled. Purpose is a driving need of the human heart. Yet for all our advancements in science, industry, and technology this remains a largely undiscovered reality in the life of most people.

No matter how much we acquire of this worlds goods nothing will ever satisfy the longing of the human heart apart from one’s discovered and then fulfilled purpose in life.

We were designed and created by Almighty God.

 As elementary as this may sound, it is an actually a foundational truth that you must embrace wholeheartedly.

Psalms 100:3 (NKJV) Know that the LORD, He is God; It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves; We are His people and the sheep of His pasture.

Remove this truth from the human understanding of the universe, and man in his darkened imagination becomes morally, socially and spiritually bankrupt.

Romans 1:18-25 (NLT) Claiming to be wise, they became utter fools instead… {25} Instead of believing what they knew was the truth about God, they deliberately chose to believe lies. So they worshiped the things God made but not the Creator himself, who is to be praised forever. Amen.

The human heart was created with a need to worship and it will either worship its true creator or it will worship a creator of its own making, but it will worship someone or something.

While many see the worship of carved images as ignorant superstitions, they unknowingly have carved an image just as real in their own minds called ‘the god of self.’

In this religion man is a god who sets his own moral code. Since no one is higher than man, he vainly imagines that he is capable of running things his way. Unfortunately, because the man apart from his Creator is corrupt, he is naturally designed to spiral downward.

Romans 1:29-31 (NLT) Their lives became full of every kind of wickedness, sin, greed, hate, envy, murder, fighting, deception, malicious behavior, and gossip. They are backstabbers, haters of God, insolent, proud, and boastful. They are forever inventing new ways of sinning and are disobedient to their parents. They refuse to understand, break their promises, and are heartless and unforgiving.

Does this sound like the world we see all around us today?

 Why Were We Created?

If we were created, just what were we created to accomplish?

Genesis 1:27-28 (NLT) So God created people in his own image; God patterned them after himself; male and female he created them.

We were created in the image of our creator to be like Him.

Romans 8:14-16 (NLT) For all who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God. So you should not be like cowering, fearful slaves. You should behave instead like God’s very own children, adopted into his family–calling him “Father, dear Father.” For his Holy Spirit speaks to us deep in our hearts and tells us that we are God’s children.

We were created in the image of Almighty God, to bear His name and His attributes. We were given stewardship of the life entrusted to our care and as such we must give an account to God on the day we appear before His throne.

We need to make sure that we are spending the time He has given us on this earth, fulfilling His purpose for this life and not our own.

The first step to knowing God is becoming His child by surrendering your life to His will, found in Jesus Christ.

We are not talking about knowing about God, but actually becoming part of His family through the sacrificial death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

This means that we are willing to humble ourselves, admit that we have offended God by breaking His commandment through our sin and calling upon Christ for salvation.

When we do this, we enter into a relationship with God, where He becomes the master and Lord of our lives. He directs our steps and begins to fill our hearts and minds with His desires and his purposes.

Psalm 37:4-5 (NLT) Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you your heart’s desires. Commit everything you do to the Lord. Trust him, and he will help you.

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