Everyone seems to be on a search to find their purpose or meaning in life. I’ve spoken with many people that sometimes don’t see the point to why we are here or believe they don’t have a purpose. It crushes them and drives them ultimately to seek out whatever it is they think will bring satisfaction to their lives, only to discover they can’t find life or their purpose.
God’s Word has much to say about what our purpose is and why we are here in the first place. Not only does He show us what our purpose is, but ultimately, what His purpose is and what He will accomplish through us.
It’s hard not to read the Bible as a believer and see just how much Jesus has done for us and how big of a mission He has put us on in regards to making disciples. Just reading the Bible alone can prove the point that we have a purpose in this life…in fact…we have an amazing opportunity to make disciples through the power of God Himself.
Sometimes we don’t believe we have a purpose because we have forgotten about what Jesus has done for us. Let’s remember Jesus, the cross, the resurrection, and let’s start there. If we begin from that starting point, we’ll remember that our identity is found in Christ and that He will lead us on our amazing purpose to glorify Him in everything we do.
Here is what the Bible has to say with scripture on purpose:
Psalm 138:8 – The Lord will fulfill his purpose for me; your steadfast love, O Lord, endures forever. Do not forsake the work of your hands.
Romans 8:28 – And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.
Proverbs 16:9 – The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps.
Jeremiah 29:11 – For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.
Acts 26:16 – But rise and stand upon your feet, for I have appeared to you for this purpose, to appoint you as a servant and witness to the things in which you have seen me and to those in which I will appear to you.
John 15:16 – You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name, he may give it to you.
2 Thessalonians 1:11-12 – To this end we always pray for you, that our God may make you worthy of his calling and may fulfill every resolve for good and every work of faith by his power, so that the name of our Lord Jesus may be glorified in you, and you in him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Romans 12:2 – Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.
1 Peter 2:15 – For this is the will of God, that by doing good you should put to silence the ignorance of foolish people.
2 Timothy 2:19-21 – But God’s firm foundation stands, bearing this seal: “The Lord knows those who are his,” and, “Let everyone who names the name of the Lord depart from iniquity.” Now in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and silver but also of wood and clay, some for honorable use, some for dishonorable. Therefore, if anyone cleanses himself from what is dishonorable, he will be a vessel for honorable use, set apart as holy, useful to the master of the house, ready for every good work.
Ephesians 2:10 – For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.
Hebrews 6:17-18 – So when God desired to show more convincingly to the heirs of the promise the unchangeable character of his purpose, he guaranteed it with an oath, so that by two unchangeable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled for refuge might have strong encouragement to hold fast to the hope set before us.
Ephesians 2:8-9 – For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.