We all desire to fulfill a purpose. We all want to feel accomplished and worthy. Often, we spend our whole lives seeking after our purpose, yet still, wind up with emptiness. We seek our worth in our achievements, yet still, end up feeling unworthy. The futility of it all catches up to us eventually.
But, as a Christian, our purpose is to glorify God.
Isn’t it ironic then, that our purpose and our worth is actually not based on anything we have accomplished? We do not have to toil or chase to attain it. The work has been done. And our job is simply to glorify the One who has completed the work.
Talk about turning your world upside down!
Our culture teaches us that we must pursue greatness. We must push harder to attain more and we must do all we can to achieve and advance. We are taught that our worth comes from what we accomplish. The focus is on ourselves. And we think within ourselves we will find our purpose.
Yet, the Bible tells us we exist first, and foremost, to glorify God. That is our true purpose.
“Everyone who is called by My name, And whom I have created for My glory, Whom I have formed, even whom I have made,” Isaiah 43:7
We were created for His glory. And the truth is, no accomplishment achieved without giving glory to God, is worth achieving. And nothing we do apart from Him can be for good.
Much of the reason so many folks end up empty, even though they strive, is because they are searching for purpose in the places that do not provide it. They keep trying to attain a purpose that is self-glorifying rather than God-glorifying.
Our purpose is found in worshipping, exalting, praising our Lord, and making Him known.
It is that simple.
Furthermore, there is freedom in knowing our true and only purpose. We finally stop chasing the wind and ending up empty-handed.
The knowledge that we do nothing apart from Him and our whole existence is because of Him, frees us. We no longer chase the unattainable.
Purpose in All Things
Sometimes in the mundane moments of the day, a mother feels like she has no purpose. She has been wiping spills, doing laundry, wiping noses, breaking up arguments…and it all seems to be on repeat day after day.
Is this really what she was created for?
However, when that mother stops and realizes she was created to glorify God, in all things, each mundane moment becomes a holy moment. Each moment, big or small, is a chance to glorify her Savior and a chance to point the next generation to Him.
There is no greater purpose.
Recognize today that all you do is for the Lord. True worth is found in Him and each and every task you do is all for His glory.
Dear Heavenly Father, We come to you today asking for forgiveness for the times we have sought purpose apart from you. Because apart from you, there is no purpose. Help us to live out our true purpose each and every day. To know you, to exalt you, and make you known. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.