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"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 too.

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.

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