The Purposeful Life!

02/06/2021 00:00 - 23:00

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future”Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV).

In one of the bestselling book in recent times, The Purpose Driven Life, author and Pastor Rick Warren, tackles the questions that challenge many of us. The book explores three most important questions anyone can face: The Question of Existence: Why am I alive? The Question of Significance: Does my life matter? The Question of Purpose: What on earth am I here for?”

Rick settles these questions by pointing out, “Nothing matters more than knowing God‘s purposes for your life, and nothing can compensate for not knowing them — not success, wealth, fame, or pleasure. Without a purpose, life is motion without meaning, activity without direction, and events without reason. Without a purpose, life is trivial, petty, and pointless.”

Many people can relate to all that. Even after achieving glittering success many find they are empty. In their desperateness they grip at anything – hoping each change will settle the confusion or fill the emptiness in the heart. They can use their money to raise up castles hoping this will bring some fulfillment only to be disappointed. Some embrace a craving long desired.  Yet, the fact is, “Without God, life has no purpose, and without purpose, life has no meaning. Without meaning, life has no significance or hope.”

Finding purpose in life starts when one concedes that we are created in the image of God for his purposes. As God spoke to the prophet Jeremiah, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations” ( Jeremiah 1:5). God has a purpose for every life, though the enemy, Satan, is ever trying to tear any of us from that purpose. Yet, short of that, one’s life is like Cain, “a restless wanderer on the earth” ( Genesis 4:12). Today, find that purpose by knowing God through His son, Jesus Christ, as Lord and savior.

Prayer for today: Lord Father God of Abraham, maker of heaven and earth, what a blessing it is to find that purpose of life through your son Jesus Christ, whom I gladly receive as my Lord and Savior.