My Purpose in LifeQUESTION: How do I find my purpose in life?ANSWER:
It is encouraging to know that each one of us has a purpose in life. It is also heartening to know that this purpose can be determined. To determine the purpose of an appliance sold in a store, asking the storeowner may give you some idea; asking someone who uses it may also give you a fair idea. However, if you want to hit the bull's eye you might as well read the instruction manual which is enclosed with the product. In some cases, you can even contact the manufacturer.
You may be wondering, "How does this relate to finding my purpose in life?" The fact is that you were manufactured or created and your manufacturer, which is God, has left you manual with instructions.
This manual is the Bible. The Bible says "'For I know the plans I have for you,' declares the LORD, 'plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future'" (Jeremiah 29:11).
That statement can encourage you to dive into this manual for living.
In fact, you can even talk to God through His Son Jesus
to get a very clear understanding of your purpose.
You may want to find your purpose in life by asking a family member or close friend. They may have a great idea! However, like the sales person at a store, they may only give you a limited idea based on their past and present experiences.
God is omniscient (He is all-knowing). When you include God, or better yet, put Him first in the process of finding out your purpose, you are coming to Someone who has the whole picture before Him. He already knows your future and has a specific plan for you. He knows all the pieces of the puzzle of your life and already sees how they should be connected.
We encourage you not to waste a moment more! Talk to God. Pick up His manual, the Bible, and start to read it.
Matthew 7:8 says, "For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened."