Purpose

“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; Before you were born I sanctified you; I ordained you a prophet to the nations.” (Jeremiah 1:5)

It’s a question that most people ask at some point in their lives, “Why am I here?”  I think the search for meaning in life is something that God has hard-wired into every person. The thing is, you do have a purpose in life.  The prophet Jeremiah was a young man when he first heard God’s voice.  God Himself told Jeremiah that he had a specific calling on his life and that it was something that God had planned all along for Jeremiah, even before he was born.

Now be careful that you don’t confuse Jeremiah’s call with your own call.  Jeremiah had a specific purpose at a specific point in history. Though you may not have Jeremiah’s call to be a prophet, you do have a call on your life at this point in world history. Your call might be something big and splashy, but God has also called many of us to serve Him behind the scenes, furthering His kingdom purposes on this planet.

Like Jeremiah, you might question what God has called you to do. Like Jeremiah, it may take some convincing to get you on track. The true fulfillment you’re looking for doesn’t happen until you get on the path God has designed you for.