God’s Purpose

by Annie Lloyd

Alfred Station SDB Church, NY

Everyone on the planet has a purpose. No matter where they live, what they’ve done, or what they believe. God has purpose for everyone — including those who resist Him. God’s love and grace is so powerful that we can work a meaning into anyone, no matter the circumstances.

2 Timothy 1:9 says, “He has saved us and called us to a holy life — not because of anything we have done but because of his own purpose and grace. This grace was given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time.” This is a very powerful verse to me because it explains that God’s very own grace and purpose was given to us before time ever existed.

However, for some people it is difficult to grasp the idea of purpose. Our lives can be so crazy and demanding that we often forget the purpose behind them. We can become so distracted by everything going on in life that we do not realize that God always has greater purpose. In Romans 8:28 Paul writes, “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” Hard times can make it difficult to see God’s purpose, but we have to remember that God holds purpose behind every situation, even the worst ones. Even in the most mundane moments, God can express powerful meaning.

We can express God’s purpose everywhere we go. Whether it be in school, at work, or in church. We don’t necessarily need to show God’s purpose through what we do — we can show His purpose simply through spreading acts of love and kindness. Psalm 40:9 states, “I have told the glad news of deliverance in the great congregation; behold, I have not restrained my lips, as you know, O Lord.” This verse expresses the idea that spreading God’s word and sharing His purpose to people is a God-honoring action. God is delighted when we spread His message.

So life isn’t really about my purpose or your purpose: it’s all about God’s purpose. God intends us to go about life praising Him and expressing His purpose through everything we do. I encourage you to share God’s love, convey His purpose to everyone, and praise Him through all of life’s journeys.

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