The Lord will fulfill His purpose for me; your love, O Lord, endures forever – do not abandon the works of your hands. Psalm 138:8
Do you ever wonder what your purpose is in life or why you are here? We all need to have one – a reason for getting up each morning and going through the day. We need to know that we are of worth and value and that we are using our minds and bodies. And as Christians, we often want to know how we can best serve God and fulfill that which He created us for.
The truth is sometimes we simply can’t know for sure what His plans are, but we can have the assurance that He wants us to do the work before us and be productive and useful. He may use us exactly where we are with the talents and abilities He has given us, or He may pull us out of our normal routines and present us with challenges and opportunities we could have never imagined.
The amazing thing about God is that He doesn’t always seem to be working toward a particular outcome in our lives. He may be much more interested in who we become rather than what we do. He may be molding and shaping us for what lies ahead, but we can trust that He knows what is best. We can rest assured that He will complete His purpose for each of us. He created us, He will perfect us, and He will complete the work He began in us. Even if we can’t see or understand how, we can know that in His divine sovereignty, He has a plan for us and for the world He created.
What places He carries us as He works out His purpose for us – far beyond our own simple plans. And what love He has for us – so boundless, unconditional, and filled with His tender mercy and compassion. We are “the work of His hands” and we have the assurance that His love will endure forever.
Dear Lord, we thank you for your love, your grace, and for all the many blessings of life you have to give. Open our hearts to all the possibilities we can find through a life filled with you. May we seek You and your guidance and direction in all that we do. Amen