Living with Purpose

God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. God blessed them; and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it; and rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over every living thing that moves on the earth.” Genesis 1:27-28

You take an important step on the path toward purpose when you realize that you exist for God and that He does not exist for you. God loves doing things for you, but the reason you get up in the morning is to fulfill His purpose for your life. He has a plan for you, a destiny with your name on it.

God saved you not only so you can go to heaven (which is wonderful enough!) but also so He can fulfill His purpose through you on earth. Friend, if you truly want to discover and live out the full power and meaning of God’s purpose in your life, you must stop thinking of God as a vending machine and let Him be the central focus in your life.

If you want to find your purpose, find God. If you want to get close to your purpose, get close to God. When you get close to God, you get close to the One who knows the plans He has for you—good plans for a future and a hope.