Your life is precious. People are unlike anything else we find in creation. The Bible says this is because God made us in his image. Not only are we created with value and dignity, but we are also created for a purpose. There is meaning behind all our love, laughter, and longing. We matter. We exist for a reason. In the Bible, we discover why.
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You honestly shared your thoughts, and I am so eager to respond. It was impressed upon my heart just how precious you are. You have a face, a name, a beating heart, and a soul full of wonderings—You have more value and dignity as a person than you may be aware of. And there are answers to the aches you explained you feel inside.
You’re searching for your purpose. “You know, we all have that hole in our heart,” you said, “and people fill it with whatever they think will make them happy.”
You haven’t found what to fill your heart with. You’re convinced that the romance of life is real and there’s more to us than flesh and bone returning to dust—but where does all the meaning come from?
Your soul is hardwired for the answers to your questions. But where can we find the answer? Who can tell you your purpose?
The one who made you can. Yes, someone made you—and he made the sea for you to surf in, the Japanese food you eat with friends, and everything good that you enjoy. He made you to be happy; happy in his world, but most of all, happy in him.
We are told we will find our purpose when we find ourselves, but it’s someone else that we’ve lost and need to find—our Maker.
For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
EPHESIANS 2:10 NIV
“You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they were created and have their being.”
But for us,
There is one God, the Father,
by whom all things were created,
and for whom we live.
And there is one Lord, Jesus Christ,
through whom all things were created,
and through whom we live.
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, but it has now been revealed through the appearing of our Savior, Christ Jesus, who has destroyed death and has brought life and immortality to light through the gospel.
Lord, I give up all my own plans and purposes, all my own desires and hopes, and accept your will for my life. I give myself, my life, my all utterly to you, to be yours forever. Fill me and seal me with your Holy Spirit. Use me as you will. Send me where you will, and work out your whole will in my life at any cost, now and forever.| Source
If Christ has been born in me he wants to live in me, he wants to talk in me, he wants to walk in me, he wants to work through me… He says, “I have come that ye may have life and that ye might have life more abundantly” (John 10:10 KJV).
And even in the days of his flesh Jesus complained, “ye will not come to me that ye might have life” (John 5:40 KJV). Now do you remember his great statement? “I am the way, the truth, and the life” (John 14:6 KJV).
I am the way—without that there’s no going.
I am the truth—without that there’s no knowing.
I am the life—without that there’s no growing.
I am the way—that’s external.
I am the truth—that’s internal.
I am the life—that’s eternal.
For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.