What on earth am I here for?

Rick Warren inside the dust cover of The Purpose Driven Life says, “You are not an accident. Even before the universe was created , God had you in mind and he planned you for His purposes. These purposes will extend far beyond the few years you will spend on earth. You were made to last forever! Self-help books often suggest that you try to discover the meaning and purpose of you life by looking within yourself, but that is the wrong place.  to start. You must begin with God, your Creator, and His reasons for creating you. You were made by God and for God, and until you understand that, life will never make sense.” 

“It’s message is that every person has dignity because they are made in the image of God means that every life has a purpose. God has a special calling for everyone. Yes, there have been many other books that make this same point. But Warren pressed home the point again and again in almost every chapter. In a world where so many feel their lives are filled with meaninglessness, insignificance, and uncertainly, his message that each person’s work and life has unique value struck a chord.” (Michael Cromartie, vice president of the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington).

Consider the following verses:

  • Jeremiah 29:11, “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
  • Ephesians 2:10, “For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”
  • John 17:4, “I have brought you glory on earth by finishing the work you gave me to do.

What did God put us here on the earth to accomplish. Of course it has to be something for His Kingdom purposes. How amazing is it that God has a plan for your life? You can discover My Mission in my blog is to develop students to become the next generation of Christian leaders

Interested in more? Listen to a great sermon, Purpose by Paul McIlwraith from North Park Church in London, Ontario from March 1, 2020.

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