As a family I believe we are here to help one another find our purpose in life.
The word purpose is probably one of the most used words in history, philosophy, all doctrine actually and in life itself. It is a word created by humans and mostly applies to the human world. It is a word we all struggle with at one point of our lives and some throughout their whole life. It is something we search for, question and wonder about.
The most common form of use of the word purpose is as a question “What is my purpose in life? “Although the word itself is quite simple and easily defined the question behind the word is one of the most unanswered questions in life and ultimately one of the hardest words defined. Or is it really?
The Merriam Webster dictionary defines the word “purpose” as “the reason why something is done or used, or the aim or intention of something”. If the word is so easily defined in a dictionary why then has it become something we all question continuously?
Perhaps it is because we are the most intelligent form of being on earth and that each of us are unique. Each one of us are purely unique and cannot be defined in a dictionary. The way we view life and all its creation is different due to different circumstances creating us into what we have become and because we are all free to become anything we wish.
If we look at the purpose of a creature who also experiences emotion like ourselves, we will see that the purpose of this creature can be very easily defined. Let’s take a dog as an example. A dog can easily be described in various ways, a four legend canine animal, an animal used for domesticated purposes. A dog can even be described as something that we eat in some cultures. Was the purpose of a dog easily defined? Yes, it was.
Why then are our purpose in life so hard to define? Perhaps it is because we are trying to define our own purpose. This sentence might read strange to you so read it again before you continue reading. Perhaps it is because we are trying to define our own purpose. Did the dog define its own existence? No, the dog did not define its own existence. We as humans, having the upper-hand on a dog defined it for ourselves.
Thus, it has come to my conclusion that because we do not have an upper-hand except that what we believe and if we believe in a creator will never be able to define our own purpose. It can merely be created and defined by what is beyond us. If you do not believe in something greater than yourself you will never be able to define your purpose.
I as a believer of God does not struggle with this question anymore, because I believe in something greater than myself. I believe I was created for a purpose. I believe that my creator has to define my purpose in life. I believe that there is a God who created the heavens and earth. I believe that the same God created me and all people living on earth. I believe that the God in heaven created us for his purpose and glory and that we are called to love one another in unity. As it is written in the Bible, in His Word, which is similar to our Dictionaries in the book Matthew 6 verse 33 God says “But seek first the kingdom of God and this righteousness, and all these things will be added to you”. Once we commit under God and seek Him first, every other aspect of our lives will fall into place. We will not long to find our purpose because it will be given unto us along with all that we need because our God in Heaven knows our thoughts and cares for us.
So, I will ask again? What is your purpose on earth? Do you know your purpose? Go and think about this today if you do not know your purpose on earth. It might be that you do not know your purpose because you do not know your creator. If you wonder about who your creator is and you do not know who your God is. Get a copy of a book called the Bible and I promise you, all your questions will be answered. I will end with this verse from the first book of the Bible called Genesis 1 verse 27. “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.”