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What’s God’s Life Purpose for You?

May 8, 2024

Did you know your life has purpose and meaning? God has designed a meaningful life purpose for you to embrace if you desire to live a purposeful and satisfying life with Him. The fullest development of yourself is directly connected to God, your Creator. The amazing thing is that your life purpose is revealed in God’s Word through God’s nature and His interaction with others and in God’s revelation of Himself to you.

If you have a relationship with God through faith in Jesus Christ, you have voluntarily aligned yourself with your life purpose by embracing God’s love for you. Receiving God’s love through believing in Jesus informs your awareness of your life purpose and enables you to share God’s love with the world.

Maybe someone in the past has helped you discover or clarify your life purpose, but have you ever asked God? If God is your Creator and you have a relationship with Him through belief in Jesus, it only makes sense that God would have some input into your life purpose.

You may have encountered ministry or organization slogans and thought this seems good for me, so you try to live life with purpose by connecting to them. This may have worked for you in the past, but if you are just going through the lifeless motions of ministry or organization activities and you are not experiencing God’s peace, love, and joy, which is intended for you, you may want to consider discovering God’s life purpose for you.

God created you to be in a loving relationship with Him.

[God] who wants everyone to be saved and to understand the truth. For, There is one God and one Mediator who can reconcile God and humanity—the man Christ Jesus. He gave His life to purchase freedom for everyone. This is the message God gave to the world at just the right time. 1 Timothy 2:4-6

For this is how God loved the world: He gave His one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16

For God saved us and called us to live a holy life. He did this, not because we deserved it, but because that was His plan from before the beginning of time—to show us His grace through Christ Jesus. 2 Timothy 1:9

Jesus replied, “You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind.” This is the first and greatest commandment. Matthew 22:37-38

God created you to show His love toward others.

Jesus replied, …. A second is equally important: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” Matthew 22:39

[Jesus speaking]: “So now I am giving you a new commandment: Love each other. Just as I have loved you, you should love each other.” John 13:34

God created you to experience a purposeful and satisfying life with Him.

[Jesus speaking]: My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life. John 10:10b

And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to His purpose for them. Romans 8:28

For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things He planned for us long ago. Ephesians 2:10

God created you to live your life purpose by and through His power.

By His divine power, God has given us everything we need for living a godly life. We have received all of this by coming to know Him, the one who called us to Himself by means of His marvelous glory and excellence. 2 Peter 1:3

[The apostle Paul praying]: I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in Him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13

For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases Him. Philippians 2:13

God created you to have a meaningful life purpose which you live in and because of His authority.

Everything was created through Him [Jesus] and for Him [Jesus]. He existed before anything else, and He holds all creation together. Colossians 1:16c-17

Jesus came and told his disciples, “I have been given all authority in heaven and on earth. Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:18-20

Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” Matthew 19:26

How can you embrace the meaningful life purpose God has designed for you?
  1. Love God with all your heart, mind, soul, and strength. Think about any meaningful relationship you have ever had. You had to invest time and effort (e.g., mentally, emotionally, intellectually, physically, financially). Invest in your relationship with God the same way you are required to invest in other life relationships or meaningful endeavors. Put in the work to be in a loving relationship with God. (Matthew 22:37-28; John 3:16; 1 Timothy 2:4-6; 2 Timothy 1:9)
  2. Show others God’s love. When you are around other people think about how God loves you and then do your best to share God’s love in action and words so that other people experience God’s love because they encountered you. (Matthew 22:39; John 13:34)
  3. Help others discover a purposeful and satisfying life with God. As you focus your life on being in a loving relationship with God and showing others God’s love, you are bearing witness to who God is, His love, and His desire to be in a loving relationship with every person He created. Your life becomes a visible demonstration of what it looks like to live purposefully with God. (John 10:10b; Romans 8:28; Ephesians 2:10)
  4. Teach what God teaches you. As you learn more about how to love God with all your heart, mind, soul, and strength and how to show others God’s love through your life from your own study of God’s Word, teach these things to others. Most things are learned in life from people sharing formally and informally with others on a consistent basis. Learning is always happening internally in the mind via thoughts, observations, attitudes, reading, listening, remembering, and externally through the body via actions, speech, behaviors, practices, etc. Through investment in your relationship with God and because of God’s authority and His power, you can become a living example of someone who embraces a purposeful and satisfying life which God designed for you! (Matthew 19:26, 28:18-20; Romans 15:13; Philippians 2:13; Colossians 1:16-17; 2 Peter 1:3)

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