What is God’s Purpose for My Life?
“Why Am I Here? If there is a God out there in the cosmos who created me, for what purpose did He created me then?”
These were the questions that I often asked myself when I gained consciousness as a child. Growing up, I accepted the fact in my mind that there was really a God but it was only until I had a personal encounter with the Jesus Christ that I really came to believe of God’s existence.
To me, God’s existence connects the puzzle behind the mystery of my existence and yours too because if God exists, then I was made by Someone for a purpose and so, I have to fulfill it. Otherwise, that would mean I was born into this world randomly to live aimlessly and to die without certainty. It doesn’t makes sense at all.
But, despite knowing God through Jesus Christ, I still ask question of what is God’s purpose for me? What does He want me to do specifically? Until now, I haven’t have the answers yet but I was particularly enlightened by an article from utmost.org.
What I Realize
I realize that our purpose is not in the future but in the ‘here and now’. We often think that God’s plan for us lies in the future so we have to wait for it but that’s not right. God’s plan for us is in the present. Wherever we are and whatever we are doing now, that’s what is God’s will for us now.
“God’s training is for now, not later. His purpose is for this very minute, not for sometime in the future. We have nothing to do with what will follow our obedience, and we are wrong to concern ourselves with it. What people call preparation, God sees as the goal itself.”
Because of this misconception about God’s will, it came to my mind that I was always procrastinating on so many things in my life. (Well, I think that’s where I am good at.) Helping those who need help, spreading the message of the cross and so many others – these are the things that I should have been doing wholeheartedly but because of my misconception, I do it with half-baked commitment believing that there’s a bigger plan that the Lord has in store for me.
The key here is listening to the voice of the Lord through His word – The Bible, through the counsel from spiritual leaders and godly friends and through our circumstances. We will know what the will of the Lord is because He will create a deep stirring in the heart that will tell us which way is right.
So that’s all I guess. I hope I have shared valuable insights on God’s purpose for our lives. Yes, He has a plan and it’s wonderful. All we need to do is to do what we can do in the present.
“The tragedy of modern man is not that he knows less and less about the meaning of his own life, but that it bothers him less and less.”