Why am I here?

Posted: November 19, 2014 in Uncategorized

purposeWhat is the meaning of life? Why am I here? For some it comes down to an issue of design while others see it as some kind of cosmic accident. If, for example, your perspective on life is that we are some sort of highly evolved primate with no hope for living beyond this world then life will seem pretty meaningless. If, on the other hand, you believe that God created this world for a reason, then your life will have a sense of purpose.

“Little in life is as important as finding purpose.” argues author and pastor JD Greear. “If you know a certain experience has a purpose, you can endure all kinds of hardship because of it. But if you don’t see a purpose, any hardship—however small—feels like drudgery.”

Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me, for in you my soul takes refuge; in the shadow of your wings I will take refuge, till the storms of destruction pass by. I cry out to God Most High, to God who fulfills his purpose for me. (Psalm 57:1-2 ESV)

Dr. Greear goes on to explain…

David understands that God is a perfectionist: when it comes to his purposes, he will not let anything come in the way of what he is doing.

Here’s the irony: only when you say, “I don’t want to be the center of the universe,” will God reorder all things in the universe to fulfill his purpose for you. Make yourself the center of the universe, and nothing will work for you. Make God the center of your universe, and the entire cosmos is realigned for God to fulfill his purposes for you.

Once you’ve surrendered to God’s purpose, you’ll be able to lie down and sleep even in the midst of “fiery beasts,” and rise up with joyful song even in the midst of heartache.

God has a purpose for you. He wants to use you to exalt his name in the earth and he wants to teach you to trust him. Whatever situation you find yourself in right now, know that it’s okay—even good—to pray for God to change the situation. But God’s first purpose is that you would be able to pray, “God, glorify your name through me in this.” “Help me know you more.” Don’t waste your pain, and don’t squander your blessings: they’re both gifts from a good God who has a purpose for you life.

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