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Tuesday, April 23, 2024

To Know Your Purpose, Ask Your Creator

In Colossians 1:16 it says, “Everything got started in him and finds its purpose in him.” (MSG)

When I put my trust in Jesus Christ, I learn God’s purpose for my life.

Most people don’t know the purpose of their lives. They think they know what they want or what is best for them. But if someone hasn't surrendered to Christ, they can’t know why they were created and what they're here on earth for. And if we don’t know our purpose, we end up drifting through life. We get bounced around. We don’t control anything, really, because our circumstances end up controlling us.

No one wants to live like that.

There’s only one way to learn the purpose of our lives. We need to consult our Creator.

Sometimes people will say that if you want to know your purpose, look within. People do that every day—and it never works! We can’t tell what our purpose is because we didn’t create ourselves.

Only the Creator can tell you what you were created for. We will never, ever know the purpose of our lives until we believe in Jesus Christ, because he is our Creator. We will never know that we were made for more than this life until we commit our life to Jesus.

The Bible says, “Everything got started in him and finds its purpose in him” (Colossians 1:16 MSG).

Today so many people are confused about their identity and their purpose. They say, “I don’t know who I am, and I don’t know what I’m supposed to be doing with my life.” That’s because they’re looking in the wrong places. They’re not going to find their purpose in their career, their accomplishments, their relationships, or their possessions.

There is only one place to find our identity and purpose in life, and that’s through a relationship with our Creator, Jesus Christ.

It’s in Christ that we find out who we are and what we are living for . . . part of the overall purpose he is working out in everything and everyone” (Ephesians 1:11 MSG).

So we are urged to get to know our Creator. He wants to show us how to make our lives count!