WHAT ON EARTH AM I HERE FOR?
Day 1: It All Starts with God
“For everything, absolutely everything, above and below, visible and invisible,… everything got started in him and finds its purpose in him“, Colossians I:16
The Bible says, “It’s in Christ that we find out who we are and what we are living for. Long before we first heard of Christ and got our hopes up, he had his eye on us, had designs on us for glorious living, part of the overall purpose he is working out in everything and everyone.” This verse gives us three insights into your purpose:
— 1. You discover your identity and purpose through a relationship with Jesus Christ.
— 2. God was thinking of you long before you ever thought about him. His purpose for your life predates your conception. He planned it before you existed, without your input! You may choose your career, your spouse, your hobbies, and many other parts of your life, but you don’t get to choose your purpose.
—3. The purpose of your life fits into a much larger, cosmic purpose that God has designed for eternity.
Without God life makes no sense.
You may have felt in the dark about your purpose in life. Congratulations, you’re about to walk into the light.
(Summary from THE PURPOSE DRIVEN LIFE written by RICK WARREN)