To Know Your Purpose, Ask Your Creator

“Everything got started in him and finds its purpose in him.”

Colossians 1:16 (MSG)

When you put your trust in Jesus Christ, you learn God’s purpose for your life.

Most people don’t know the purpose of their lives. They think they know what they want or what is best for them. But if you haven’t surrendered to Christ, then you can’t know why you were created and what you’re here on earth for. And if you don’t know your purpose, you end up drifting through life. You get bounced around. You don’t control anything, really, because your circumstances end up controlling you.

No one wants to live like that.

There’s only one way you’re going to learn the purpose of your life. You’ve got to talk to your Creator.

Sometimes people will say that if you want to know your purpose, look within. People do that every day—and it never works! You can’t tell you what your purpose is because you didn’t create you.

Only the Creator can tell you what you were created for. You will never, ever know the purpose of your life until you believe in Jesus Christ, because he is your Creator. You will never know that you were made for more than this life until you commit your life to Jesus.

The Bible says, “Everything got started in him and finds its purpose in him” (Colossians 1:16 MSG).

Today so many people are confused about their identity and their purpose. They say, “I don’t know who I am, and I don’t know what I’m supposed to be doing with my life.” That’s because they’re looking in the wrong places. They’re not going to find their purpose in their career, their accomplishments, their relationships, or their possessions.

There is only one place to find your identity and purpose in life, and that’s through a relationship with your Creator, Jesus Christ.

“It’s in Christ that we find out who we are and what we are living for . . . part of the overall purpose he is working out in everything and everyone” (Ephesians 1:11 MSG).

Get to know your Creator. He wants to show you how to make your life count!

Talk It Over

  • Where have you looked to find your purpose? What was the result?
  • Once you are saved, how do you get to know God?
  • Why is knowing your purpose in life important to you?

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