What Is the Purpose of Life?

One of the top questions ever asked is, “What is the purpose of my life?” When people feel unsuccessful in their life, they can feel hopeless and depressed. The truth is that Christ has a plan for your life. Many people want a single purpose for their life. The reality is that there are multiple reasons you have meaning today.

Now this is a broad question, and there is no one single answer for it. Every believer has a general and personal purpose for our life. Our personal purpose deals with the gifts and passions God has given to us. Our general purpose is to believe that Jesus died on the cross for our sins and preach the gospel. Around 1647 a group of Christians wrote a summary of beliefs about their faith. These were called the Westminster Catechisms. One of these writings says, “What is chief end of man? Man’s chief end is to glorify God, and to enjoy him forever.” I believe that this still rings true today.

So what do you have passion about? This is one way to find your personal purpose for your life. You can glorify God with your gifts and talents. I once heard someone say that, “God doesn’t call the qualified, He qualifies the called.” I don’t necessarily believe that statement, so I’m here to bring a new perspective. Throughout the Bible God called the unqualified, the qualified, and anyone who would listen to His voice. He calls everyone! He calls you.

The Bible tells us that God, “…desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.” (1 Tim. 2:4). God’s plan for your life is for you to be saved. He doesn’t call a select few, He desires that, “all men” be saved. He is the answer. Remember there is not just one purpose for your life. We exist to believe in Jesus, use our passions for His glory, and to share this wonderful message of grace. You can have everything, yet still have a void on the inside. Allow God to come into your life and fill the emptiness. Live life, glorify God, and enjoy Him forever.

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