Do you ever wonder about your purpose in life? This is a
fairly deep philosophical question, but the answer isn't too
complicated. True purpose can be found only in matters that have eternal
You have a family, a job and a community where
you live and share your life's purpose. God gave all these to you, and
you are doing what you can to make your life worth it to all the people
around you. You are exactly where God want you to be --- at work, at
home, in your community, and among your friends.
A part of God's
purpose for your life is to tell people about Him. Only God through
Christ, can change a life for eternity, and he has called you to deliver
that message to people around you. He has called you for that purpose.
You can do many things with the many people around you, but add God's
purpose in you in their life. If you care enough for them, you will tell
them about the good news in Christ.
It is easy to become
distracted in the Christian life. The moment you understand what God
wants you to do, it will seem as though everyone around you requires
your time and attention! When the time came for Jesus Christ to begin
His public ministry, he left his childhood home in Nazareth. He preached
from town to town. He organized a band of disciples. He did his
When the time came for Jesus to go to the cross, He
“set His face” toward Jerusalem, so that nothing would prevent Him from
accomplishing His Father’s will. So obvious was His resolve to go to
Jerusalem that the Samaritans, who hated the Jews, rejected Him because
they recognized that He was a Jew traveling through their village to the
hated city of Jerusalem.
Jesus determined not to digress from
His mission, but He took time to minister to many people along His way.
He sent out seventy disciples into the surrounding towns (Luke 10:1). He
healed lepers (Luke 17:11–19). He cured a man of dropsy (Luke 14:1–4).
He brought salvation to the home of Zaccheus (Luke 19:1–10). He
continued to teach His disciples (Luke 15:1–32). Jesus did not refuse to
minister to others as He went to Calvary, but ultimately He refused to
be deterred from His Father’s will.
If you know what God wants
you to do, set your sights resolutely toward that goal with full
determination to accomplish it (Prov. 4:25). Your resolve to go where
God is leading ought to be evident to those around you. Beware of
becoming so sidetracked by the opportunities around you that you lose
sight of God’s ultimate goal for you. Do not succumb to the temptation
to delay your obedience or to discard it altogether. Once you have
received a clear assignment from God, your response should be unwavering
God gave us a free will, and we can decide for
ourselves whether we will obey His commandments. You shouldn't have to
pop a cranial corpuscle to decide whether you should follow God's plan
for your life. He knows everything. He loves you and he is wholly holy.