Finding Your Purpose
I remember it so clearly even to this day. I was sitting and crying in my career counselors office as a freshman at Baylor. I was crying because I was changing my major, yet again, and was afraid of making the wrong move. I was on a quest to find a major that would bring me a future, stability, happiness and a sense of purpose to my life.
I think you might see where I’m going with this but I feel like most people (even Christians) think finding their purpose is something that will bring them fulfillment. Where should I work? What should I major in? Will I ever get married?
We make the mistake in thinking that purpose is found in a career, a relationship status, or being a parent. In reality, our purpose has so much more to do with Whose we are than who we are or what we do. Until we discover this, we will search high and low for fulfillment in places that never will.
Ephesians 3:20-21 says, Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us, to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.
According to this verse, our purpose is to bring glory to God and not to ourselves. We search through several different avenues to find purpose and fulfillment for ourselves but the reality is that we are not the center of our own stories - God is.
A lot of times we try to discern the mysterious will of God when His revealed will says that we are put in this earth to love God and to love others. Now, God can give a specific calling but, often times, we can bring glory to God wherever we are at.
Whether we are working in our cubical, in a mission field or are stay at home mom, God can accomplish His purpose through your life.
Your purpose is found in Christ and not anywhere else.