Ecclesiastes Study/ Holiness

You Have a Purpose

Do you struggle to find purpose in life? Are you lacking joy in your mundane? Do you wish you could do bigger and better things? The midlife crisis epidemic is affecting many Americans today. But you don't need to struggle. Friend, you have a purpose. Find out what it is.



Do you struggle with not knowing your purpose in life?

Or feeling like you don’t have a purpose at all?

Do you lack joy in your mundane life?

Are you seeking happiness from people or things?

It is amazing how many people do struggle with feeling like they have no purpose in life. There is an epidemic affecting so many American’s – the midlife crisis.

Because we are seeking for joy, our identity and our purpose from all the wrong places we get to the middle of our life and we wallow in despair that half our life is now over.

But friend, you do have a purpose. I have a purpose. Your friend from church has a purpose. Your children have a purpose.

While it may not be to become president of the United States or to go overseas and win thousands of souls to Christ, we do have a purpose right here where God has planted us.

We don’t have to have a huge following or make a big impact on those around us.

As we come to the end of our Ecclesiastes study we are reminded in the final two chapters that all is vanity. Everything is empty.

Except our purpose.



Do you struggle to find purpose in life? Are you lacking joy in your mundane? Do you wish you could do bigger and better things? The midlife crisis epidemic is affecting many Americans today. But you don't need to struggle. Friend, you have a purpose. Find out what it is.

Ecclesiastes 12:13  Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.

Your purpose comes down to two things:

Fear God.

Keep His commandments.

It’s that simple really. There is no need to overthink it. There’s no reason to become depressed feeling as if God forgot to give you a purpose.

My friend, He didn’t forget you. He didn’t forget me.

Not only is our happiness and identity tied to Him but our purpose is tied to Him as well.

That’s the whole conclusion of life that Solomon comes too.

Everything else won’t last. Everything else will deteriorate. Only what’s done for Him will last.

We need to keep eternity at the forefront of our mind and remember our purpose.

So while you make another peanut butter and jelly sandwich, while you wipe another runny nose, while you read another bedtime story remember that it matters. Remember that you are leading little souls to Jesus. Remember that you are honoring the Lord in the little things. It has purpose and you have purpose.

Fear and do.

 

Your turn! Are you confident in your purpose? Do you struggle in believing that you have a purpose? Let’s chat in the comments below!

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11 Comments

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    Debbie Prater
    May 16, 2016 at 9:09 am

    Without Jesus I would have no purpose. In Him I know who I am and Whose I belong to. There are so many “In Him” scriptures and we need to know them, because that’s where we know our purpose. Know the truth and know HIm.

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    Valerie
    May 16, 2016 at 8:47 pm

    Amen! And when we are in the middle of making P&J’s it’s so reassuring to know that our life has meaning and purpose. And I agree…we are to fear God and keep His commandments. As we do that we fulfill our purpose.

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    Sarah @ Pretty Simple Ideas
    May 17, 2016 at 9:22 am

    This was wonderful. Too often we get caught up in our “purpose” and think we have to achieve some level of success that we forget those two items are truly our purpose – and bring happiness.

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    Dianne Thornton
    May 20, 2016 at 8:43 am

    YES to this! When we are obedient to the Lord in what He asks of us at this moment … the long term stuff just falls into place, doesn’t it! Caring for our families is never service in vain. Thanks so much for this, Ana!

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    Mindy White
    May 20, 2016 at 9:10 am

    Thank you for the encouragement to grow where God has planted me, I needed this today!

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    Janice
    May 21, 2016 at 9:56 am

    I’m glad that this morning I stumbled across this. I have been struggling about religion not so much my purpose in life but religions teach so many different things. So this helped me to realize what is most important I know it but to see it so simply put is awesome. Because we do tend to over antalize things in thought. Thank you glad I found you. With love Janice

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    Becky Keife
    May 21, 2016 at 10:26 am

    It’s so crucial to keep an eternal perspective and what will really last! Thanks for the encouragement. Glad to be your neighbor at #CoffeeForYourHeart

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    Carlie
    May 21, 2016 at 8:38 pm

    You are so right – there is no need to over-think it. May God help us always to remember that our purpose is simply to bring Him glory… no matter where we are or what we are doing. May He always give us the desire and the power to live that purpose well. Thanks for a great post, Ana.

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