Written by Faith Blessing
Do you know that you were made to have meaning? I’ll tell you.
A young man in his twenties wrote, “I feel like a failure because I’m struggling to become something, and I don’t even know what it is. All I know how to do is to get by.”
You see, when life has meaning, you can bear almost anything; without it, nothing is bearable. Knowing your purpose gives meaning to your life. This is why people try dubious methods like astrology or psychics to discover it.
Do you know? Do you know that a man without a reason for living is doomed? I’ll tell you – in the words of Thomas Carlyle;
“The man without a purpose is like a ship without a rudder — a waif, a nothing, a no man.”
Do you know? Do you know that without God, life has no purpose, and without purpose, life has no meaning and without meaning, life has no significance? I’ll tell you.
In the bible, different people expressed their hopelessness on this matter. Among them are Isaiah and Job.
Isaiah complained “I have labored to no purpose; I have spent my strength in vain and for nothing.”
Job said, “My life drags by – day after day. I am hopeless…I give up.”
Do you know? Do you know that Knowing your purpose defines your life? I’ll tell you;
Knowing your purpose simplifies your life. It defines what you do and what you don’t do. Your purpose becomes the standard you use to evaluate which activities are essential and which are not. All you need do is to simply ask, “Does this activity help me fulfill one of God’s purposes for my life?”
Without a clear purpose you have no foundation on which you base decisions, allocate your time, and use your resources.
Do you know? Do you know that one of the tragic things that can ever happen to a man is to lack the idea of where he is going and how to get there? I’ll tell you.
Many have given in to perceived open doors which were traps in disguise. Hence the need for guidance.
To fulfill God’s purpose, you need God’s direction. This is because, everything about a decision may seem right and satisfactory to the human eyes, but the end thereof is frustration, death, time wastage and stagnation.
Do you know? Do you know that misdirection can lead to many years of setbacks and can as well wipe out a man’s destiny? I tell you. To fulfill purpose, you must take God serious. Take His leadings serious. Take His guidance serious.
Do you know? Do you know that knowing your purpose prepares you for eternity? I’ll tell you;
Many people spend their lives trying to create a lasting legacy on earth. They want to be remembered when they’re gone. Yet, what ultimately matters most will not be what others say about your life but what God says.
What most people have failed to realize is that all achievements are eventually surpassed, records are broken, reputations fade, and tributes are forgotten. To live a life of eternal relevance, God is indispensable. Find Him.
Have you discovered your purpose in life? Follow it. Fulfill it.