10 Truths of Your God-Given Purpose
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In your journey of life, have you ever asked yourself, “What is my purpose? Why am I here?”
If we all are being honest, I believe we have asked ourselves these valuable questions probably more than once.
Many people may think these questions project a sense of low self-worth or self-esteem. However, I do not always agree with that thought.
Questioning your own purpose can show a sense of importance and need. You are seeking for a place where you feel valued and needed. Or, how you can make a difference in someone’s life, your community, and even the world.
When you have asked yourself these questions in your past, you may have been at a low point in your life and you have questioned if your life even had any merit or meaning. But I would like to challenge you today to revisit these two important questions with a different mentality and perspective.
Try not to look at your life in a negative aspect. Instead, ask yourself, “Why was I created? Why did God create me and what has He planned for my life?”
We all have a purpose for being here. I believe every life is valuable and important. However, we can not underestimate the power of freewill and choice.
Everyone is entrusted with freewill and choice, but I do not believe people understand the power that has been granted to them.
Think about how one wrong choice can make you cheat on your spouse, become an addict, a criminal, get a DUI, and the list goes on. Do you now understand the power you have so graciously been given?
Every choice is vital to which path you will travel in this life. One of freedom and life, or one of destruction and despair. You must make wise choices daily.
When you think about how one wrong choice can alter your life forever, it shows how powerful one choice can be.
We all have made bad choices in our lives that we wish we could go back in time and redo. Unfortunately, that is not an option.
Beating yourself up over past mistakes and failures is not the burden God wants you to carry.
The Bible reminds us,
casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.
The Holy Bible: English Standard Version (1 Peter 5:7). (2016). Crossway Bibles.
When you think about how valuable your life is to God and all the specific details he took in creating you, it should give you a sense of gratitude and a drive to accomplish all the plans and purposes that He has designed for you.
For I know the plans I have for you,” says the LORD. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.
Tyndale House Publishers. (2015). Holy Bible: New Living Translation (Jeremiah 29:11).
All the hurt and pain that you have suffered from your childhood, your past relationships, your failures, your mistakes, your bad choices, your addictions, your short-comings, do not define your true identity.
Your true identity is in the God who created you!
Every label that others have placed on you is not permeant. They are their own warped opinions of you, void of compassion, empathy, and love. They never took the time to see the true delicacy that was placed inside you. Sadly, they missed the opportunity to get to know someone who could have made a difference in their life.
I often ask people, do you love yourself? If you could clone yourself, would you like to spend time with you? If the person answers no, I have then discovered the reasons for some of their problems.
If you can’t see the value in yourself, how are you going to allow others to see your worth?
I know this may sound harsh to some, but when you don’t appreciate the greatness that God took in creating you, it is as though you are slapping Him in the face.
I totally understand we all will face depression and question our purpose, but when we continue to believe that our life is meaningless, there is a sincere problem.
Yes, depression is real! And yes, mental illness is real! I’m not taking about these issues here. I’m taking about choosing to believing the lies that others have said over us and we have now picked them up, applied them to our internal dialogue, and gave power to them.
(For additional information on Your Internal Dialogue, check out my blog titled, “How to Defeat Self-Doubt” here.)
How do you overcome these lies? By renewing your mind.
You must replace the lies with truths.
The Bible gives us instructions on how to change our thoughts and renew our mind.
Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.
Tyndale House Publishers. (2015). Holy Bible: New Living Translation (Romans 12:2).
Allowing God to transform you into a new person is by changing the way you think. What is the benefit of this? Then you will learn to know God’s will (purpose, desire, plan) for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.
The Bible also provides what we are to think, focus, and dwell upon.
Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable.
Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.
Keep putting into practice all you learned and received from me—everything you heard from me and saw me doing.
Then the God of peace will be with you.
Tyndale House Publishers. (2015). Holy Bible: New Living Translation (Philippians 4:8–9).
Will the process be simple? No! It will take time, work, application, memorization, believing what God says about you, placing trust in Him, and acknowledging that your true identity is in Him.
10 Truths of Your God-Given Purpose
1. You are fearfuly and wonderfully made.
I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
The Holy Bible: English Standard Version (Psalms 139:14). (2016). Crossway Bibles.
God created you with pristine detail. You are one of a kind. Consider this the next time you feel unimportant, unacceptable, and non-purposeful.
2. You are more than a conquer.
No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.
The Holy Bible: English Standard Version (Romans 8:37). (2016). Crossway Bibles.
3. You are wise.
For the LORD grants wisdom!
From his mouth come knowledge and understanding.
Tyndale House Publishers. (2015). Holy Bible: New Living Translation (Proverbs 2:6).
4. You are accepted.
to the praise of the glory of His grace, by which He made us accepted in the Beloved.
The New King James Version (Ephesians 1:6). (1982). Thomas Nelson.
This truth has changed my life.
When I was a child, I had a hard time fitting in with social groups at school. I went through a period when I thought, Where do I fit in? Where can I be accepted? Then the Lord directed me to this passage.
I now belong to a loving church family and have been accepted by the Beloved-Christ Jesus.
5. You are cherished.
For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as Christ does the church, because we are members of his body.
The Holy Bible: English Standard Version (Ephesians 5:29–30). (2016). Crossway Bibles.
6. You are empowered.
For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases him.
Tyndale House Publishers. (2015). Holy Bible: New Living Translation (Philliphans 2:13).
7. God delights in every honorable detail of your life.
The LORD directs the steps of the godly.
He delights in every detail of their lives.
Though they stumble, they will never fall,
for the LORD holds them by the hand.
Tyndale House Publishers. (2015). Holy Bible: New Living Translation (Psalms 37:23–24).
8. You are given unfailing love.
You gave me life and showed me your unfailing love.
My life was preserved by your care.
Tyndale House Publishers. (2015). Holy Bible: New Living Translation (Job 10:12).
9. No weapon formed against you shall succeed.
Every weapon formed against you shall not succeed,
and you shall declare guilty every tongue that rises against you for judgment.
Harris, W. H., III, Ritzema, E., Brannan, R., Mangum, D., Dunham, J., Reimer, J. A., & Wierenga, M., eds. (2012). The Lexham English Bible (Is 54:17). Lexham Press.
10. Your purpose is not done yet.
And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns.
Tyndale House Publishers. (2015). Holy Bible: New Living Translation (Philliphians 1:6).
I want you to see your value and your worth.
There has never been another you or ever will be.
You are priceless. One of a kind. Created for a purpose. You have The Creator’s fingerprints all over you.
When you feel broken, realize that light always shines brighter through a broken vessel.
When you feel damaged, realize you are not useless. You are being repaired.
When you feel you have messed up too much, realize your mess can become your message to help others.
When you feel you don’t fit in, realize you can become a leader instead of a follower.
When you feel alone and abandoned, remember God will never leave or forsake you.
God’s love for you is unbreakable!
Can anything ever separate us from Christ’s love?
Does it mean he no longer loves us if we have trouble or calamity, or are persecuted, or hungry, or destitute, or in danger, or threatened with death?
(As the Scriptures say, “For your sake we are killed every day; we are being slaughtered like sheep.”)
No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us.
And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love.
No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Tyndale House Publishers. (2015). Holy Bible: New Living Translation (Romans 8:35–39).
This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!
Tyndale House Publishers. (2015). Holy Bible: New Living Translation (2 Corinthians 5:17).
“You Were Created For So Much More.”