What’s your purpose in life?
Let me tell you that all of us have a purpose and aim in life.
Life can sometimes be so hectic that we can forget the main purpose of why we do the things we do.
But, we do have a purpose. God has a purpose for each one of us and we are reminded of this fact in Exodus:
But I have raised you up for this very purpose, that I might show you my power and that my name might be proclaimed in all the Earth.
Exodus 9:16 (NIV)
God has allotted to us certain days and we need to find out His purpose for our lives.
Before we were conceived in the womb God had a purpose for us.
We are not an accident.
I love the story of Esther in the Old Testament.
Esther, a Jew, was presented to the King and chosen by him to live in the Royal Palace. Her identity as a Jew was kept secret, which her uncle Mordecai had advised her to do.
God had a purpose for placing Esther where she was and the King loved Esther above all the other women. She found favour in his eyes. All the while she kept her secret that she was Jewish
Eventually word came to Esther from her uncle Mordecai that her people were going to be destroyed.
At the time, the King had issued a decree that no one was to enter his presence excepting he extended his golden sceptre. Failure to do so would result in death.
Mordecai pleaded with Esther to show herself to the King, exposing herself as a Jew and risking death to herself, encouraging her, “And who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this?” (Esther 4:14, NIV).
The rest is history!
Esther went to the King, he received her, and she saved her people (and herself) from death.
God knew the purpose of Esther.
He was with her and he protected her and she was instrumental in saving God’s people.
God used Esther and, with that story in mind, we might ask ourselves: perhaps we are here and doing something for such a time as this.
We need to find God’s purpose for our lives and live in that purpose, allowing His Holy Spirit to move and lead and guide our lives.
Let us live a purposeful life for Jesus.