I’m always looking for ways, including Scriptures which speak to our purpose. “What am I supposed to do with my life?” This is a question I hear all the time from my coaching clients. My husband and I are in a season of life with grown, married children and six beautiful grandchildren. We definitely had a purpose when we were raising our sons. Both of us wanted to give them a sure foundation so they would grow up to be the men God created them to be. “So now what?” you might be asking.
I have found purpose in using past trials, hurts, and heart wounds to help others find their purpose. That is my purpose for this season of my life.
Reading and studying what God’s Word says about purpose is quite time-consuming but a worthy cause. We know God created us for himself. He delights in us, and we are to reflect his Glory. If we are believers in Jesus Christ and His work on the Cross, we are commanded to share that Gospel message.
In addition to the generalized purposes for us and a reason for our birth, I believe God has a distinct purpose for each of us. He gave us individual personalities. We are all different in what motivates us. We each have differing spiritual gifts. And at the end of it all, we use our individualities to accomplish the purposes of our Creator.
Our distinct purpose can be used to bring others to an understanding of their Creator.
Some verses which speak to individual purpose are:
“You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed.” Psalm 139:16
“We can make our own plans, but the Lord gives the right answer.” Proverbs 16:1
“We can make our plans, but the Lord determines our steps.” Proverbs 16:9
“Commit your actions to the Lord, and your plans will succeed.” Proverbs 16:3
“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,” Acts 26:16
And there are many more. Just do a google search on Bible verses which speak about purpose.
So yes, our purpose is intertwined with God’s purpose for us and why we were created. Bottom line, we were not created just to be born, live our lives, and then die. We each are to make an impact for God on this earth with everything and everyone He created.
So I’d like to leave you with these thoughts and a challenge to search Scripture for the many verses which speak to our purpose on earth.