Do you struggle with not knowing your purpose in life?
Or feeling like you don’t have a purpose at all?
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.
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:
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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