Our life’s purpose
Standing before Pilate, Jesus said, ‘For this cause I was born, and for this cause I have come into the world, that I should bear witness to the truth.’ Jesus knew why He was born and what He was called to do; He was focused on His purpose. Do we know our life’s purpose? Are we focused on what God’s called us to do? It can be so easy to drift through life without really ever finding our purpose. We just get on with living our lives and don’t stop to consider that there might be something more for us. Equally, we can fall into the trap of living for the wrong purposes. We can end up striving for worldly things like success, fame, money, and approval. We can become so focused on those things that we lose sight of God and His purposes for our lives. We’re too busy doing our own thing. The Bible tells us that ‘where your treasure is, there your heart will be also’ (Matthew 6:21).When we value things like money and success above God, our heart will be focused on the wrong things. We may even think that we need those things in order to be valuable. But when we know for sure why we were created and Who created us, we’ll be focused on fulfilling the purpose God gave us. Living for our purpose is the only thing that brings a God-given assurance of success. The Bible tells us that ‘we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do’ (Ephesians 2:10 NIV). He has things for us to do. Are we willing to set aside our own purposes and desires to do them?
Write a list of the top ten things you’re focusing on right now. Then honestly evaluate if they match up with God’s purpose for you. If they don’t, ask God to help you refocus your life on His purpose.
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