"What is God's purpose for our lives?"
That is the million dollar question and
one that I have asked most of my life as a Christian. I have found
that the best answer to that question is to simply obey Him. However, this
obedience means much more than we might think. It isn't just doing what God
says as far as don't do this and do that (rules and regulations, i.e., the
law). It deals with the path of life. Prov 3:5-6 tells us that God would
direct our path if we trust Him. Psalm 1 tells us that God will prosper what
we do if we meditate on Him.
You will probably never be able to say without a doubt that, "my purpose is
_______." We never know what the end will be and we never know completely what
God is doing or where He is going and our part in all of it. So the best we can
ever do is to follow Him as He leads us through life. Now that is true faith.
Life is truly a journey.
However, there are some things that we know that He wants us to do, which are
given in His word. Review the following studies to discover more about what we
can do now and while we follow Him on our walk of life.
You can search for the word, "purpose" to get additional and related studies
This is why a personal relationship with God is so important. It's not about
following the rules of a church or denomination. It's not about doing what the
pastor says or any religious leader. It's about discovering your own path and
walking that path as God leads you. It's God who put the path before you to
walk and it is up to you to discover that path. Our pursuit in life should be
to fulfill what God wants of us, which we can do through trust and obedience,
which includes love. Pursue God and you will fulfill your purpose.
First and foremost God's purpose is for us to please Him. God wants to be
pleased with us. Revelation tells us that he created all things for his
pleasure, which is according to His purpose. So if we strive to walk the path
that God has for us and be fulfilling to what he wants then we do well.
I suppose Jesus Christ said it best. Jesus said, "seek first the kingdom of God
and his righteousness" (Matthew 6:33). Jesus also said to seek and we will find
(matthew 7:7). So pursue God with all of your heart and you will not have to be
concerned about what his purpose is for you because you'll be living it.
I Hope this helps. Feel free to ask more questions, especailly on this and
relating topics. I've asked questions like this for years.