What were you created for?

Do you realize that everything was created for a purpose? Think about it; your smartphone probably was created because someone envisioned a smarter cell phone. The car was probably created because someone envisioned a vehicle that would make traveling a little quicker and easier. And the list goes on and on, like the can opener, airplane, even toilet paper.

So, if things were created for a purpose, how much more should we realize, that God, Himself, created YOU for a purpose? It is actually written in the book of Jeremiah “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.”

Isn’t that awesome? God thought of you so much, that He took time out of his day to create you. The Bible tells us, In Him also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestined according to the purpose of Him who works all things according to the counsel of His will (Eph 1:11).

Isn’t that awesome? God thought of you so much, that He took time out of his day to create you. Click To Tweet

If you’re like me, then you don’t doubt the fact that God has created you for a purpose, you just often wonder what it could be. I used to think the answer was this grand big, “save the world” idea, but the answer is as simple as finding out what are your gifts and talents are.

The problem that many people face, especially creative ones, is that they may feel they are a jack of trades because they are talented in many areas. But the key is finding what’s that one thing that you are the most passionate about.

The apostle Paul had a passion for Christ, and he also had a passion for serving God’s people. Paul says this in a letter to the Philippians “For I am hard-pressed between the two, having a desire to depart and be with Christ, which is far better. Nevertheless to remain in the flesh is more needful for you.” (Phil 1:23-24)

Like Paul, we must realize that our purpose is directly linked to how we serve others. By not fulfilling our purpose in life, we are literally, robbing the world of our gifts. Dr. Myles Munroe said that the richest place in the world is not the diamond mines of South Africa or the oil fields of the Middle East, but it’s the graveyard. The graveyard is filled with books that were never written, songs that were never sung, businesses that were never opened and churches that were never planted or pastored.

By not fulfilling our purpose in life, we are literally, robbing the world of our gifts Click To Tweet

Are you denying the world your gifts, by not fulfilling your purpose? Are you worried that it might be too late in life to start, or maybe you are afraid to start again because of your past mistakes? I urge you to not look at the time that has past but to focus on the time that is left. I honestly believe that this is a season for acceleration. That what used to take 4 or 5 years, God can manifest in less than one year. It says in the book of Psalms “For exaltation comes neither from the east nor from the west nor from the south. But God is the Judge: He puts down one, and exalts another.” (Ps 75:6-7)

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Question: What purpose do you feel you were created for?

Feel free to leave your answer below in the comment section. I will use the most common responses and develop them into future blog posts to help others.