Our survey asks, “What is your most pressing spiritual question?” More than one respondent asked, “What is my purpose in life?”
We all feel it at some point in life. There are really good days when everything seems to fall into place. And then there are some days, where nothing seems to make sense.
I guess the most confusing thing of all in life, is the steady parade of the most “successful” people in life who squander their life. Quick, think of someone on top of the world who destroys their own life through “success”. Hardly a year goes by without someone, who is rich and famous dying young, by their own excesses.
All of the fame and all of the riches, only led to more emptiness.
“What is my purpose in life?” I find it daily in God’s Word. I find it weekly in God’s church. I find it repeatedly, in surrendering my will to His will. He is my only security. He is my only happiness. He is my only reason to live. The only thing I have ever found in life that makes sense, is Him. Daily. Weekly.
“1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was with God in the beginning. 3 All things were created through Him, and apart from Him not one thing was created that has been created. 4 Life was in Him, and that life was the light of men. 5 That light shines in the darkness, yet the darkness did not overcome it.
6 There was a man named John who was sent from God. 7 He came as a witness to testify about the light, so that all might believe through him. 8 He was not the light, but he came to testify about the light. 9 The true light, who gives light to everyone, was coming into the world.
10 He was in the world, and the world was created through Him, yet the world did not recognize Him. 11 He came to His own, and His own people did not receive Him. 12 But to all who did receive Him, He gave them the right to be children of God, to those who believe in His name, 13 who were born, not of blood, or of the will of the flesh, or of the will of man, but of God.
14 The Word became flesh and took up residence among us. We observed His glory, the glory as the One and Only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.”
When you feel a sense of lack of purpose, look back over this scripture. Just ask God to reveal Himself to you. The more You know Him, the more you will understand your purpose. His purpose in you, will always lead you. He will always love you. In Him, you always have a reason for today, tomorrow, and forever.