Finding Your Purpose
Did you know that you have a purpose? That every little thing that happens throughout our day serves a purpose? Do you know what your purpose is?
If you answered "no" to any or all of those questions, don't be ashamed. It takes many of us awhile before we come to the conclusion that we really were placed on this earth for a reason.
In my daily devotional, Women of Faith Devotional Bible, the devotional topic for this month is purpose. Each day during this month of September I have been presented a different scripture and devotional reading dealing with the topic of purpose.
Before I purchased this bible and began this month's devotional, I thought that I at least somewhat knew what my purpose was in life. I felt like I was supposed to become a journalist and then maybe mentor young girls. Sounds pretty good, right?
The truth is, our number one purpose in life is to give all honor to God. Understanding God's plan for us begins with understanding His love. He made us, then He brought us by sacrificing His son. Talk about love!
Just know that God has to bring you through something in order to bring you to something. He has plans for us beyond anything we could ever imagine. His purposes have been in His heart since before the foundation of the world, and His concern for us was viable and vibrant before we were ever conceived. One of my favorite verses reads at Jeremiah 29:11, "For I know the plans I have for you says the Lord. Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." I truly believe that every single things serves a purpose, even when we may not see it. From the light that turned red as you approached it this morning to the sudden illness or death of a loved one.
When I learned that my grandma had cancer in 2011 I was shocked. I was in utter disbelief. When she passed, I was hurt. But now I am able to look back and see the purpose in the whole situation. I believe that God gave me my grandma for 19 years of my life to raise me and teach me to be a young lady after God's own heart. I am convinced that he used her illness as a tool to bring me closer to Him as well as build my strength. And now, I am stronger than I have ever been.
Do you realize your purpose? What are some things in your life that you have found to serve a purpose? What are you doing to help other's discover their purpose in life?