Everyone who is called by my name, whom I created for my glory, whom I formed and made.” – Isaiah 43:7
If there is one question that almost every person who has ever lived has asked it is “what is my purpose?”. It’s great to know that we were made wonderfully by God as we have always heard, but a great creation without knowing its purpose ends up being a waste.
Just think about how many times you have owned a product like a phone but continually find out something new about it. Just a few days ago, I found out that if I turn my iPhone horizontally in my messages screen, it becomes a fullscreen for handwriting! (You’re welcome). This capability was there from the minute I updated my phone, but was virtually useless until I actually found it and used it.
Do you and I have purpose? Absolutely. According to the text, we all have been created which means we have all been called. If you have been called, it means you have something to do. Isn’t it amazing that the all powerful God of the universe saw fit for you and I to be created and sees us as being useful vessels in fulfilling His plan?
But you say, “you see…. how my life is setup, I don’t think God would really want to use me now. I’ve done too many things and no matter how I try to do better, I still end up falling!” Now pause. Does this sound like the Christ that died for all, knowing that we have and will mess up or the devil who seeks to take away hope and make all perish? As one of my favorite Vlogger’s, Joseph Solomon wisely stated, instead of doubting God and His word, “doubt your doubts”. His word says in Revelation 3:20 that He stands (meaning right now) at the door knocking. Just waiting for you to open the door and let Him in. Christ will not force his purpose on you, but He has said that He is willing to use you. So what are you waiting for? Take Him at His word and let Him in.
Prayer: God I don’t believe I have always lived in my purpose, but starting today, I would like to live it out. I may not know exactly what you are calling me to, but I know the first step is letting you in and putting you first. Show me everything I’m putting before you and give me the strength to move them out of the way so that you can get in. Amen