How Can I Find Purpose In My Life?

Hi, this is John Beckett. Have you ever wondered, "How can I find purpose in my life?" Well, you know, people of all ages are asking this question. Because if we're wandering, if we're aimless, if we don't have a sense of direction, it gnaws away at us. It's like, we're designed for something more than just wandering. Well, a good starting point is to understand that God indeed has a purpose for every one of us. In fact, in a passage in the Old Testament, the book of Jeremiah, chapter 29 verse 11, this is spelled out. It says, "I know the plans I have for you..." and this is God speaking, "plans to prosper you, plans to give you a hope and a future." So a great starting point is to have the assurance that God does have a plan for us. And a positive step that you and I can take is to ask Him, "Lord, what is your plan for me? What is your purpose?" And it may seem obvious, but the next step is to listen. We ask, and then we listen. And don't be surprised if He speaks with a small voice into our hearts and begins to reveal to us what His plans for us. Don't be surprised if they build on abilities that you have or experiences that you've developed that will help to frame that purpose. Rest assured, He does have a purpose for each one of us, and a great excitement comes into our lives and into our hearts when we have a sense that we're in the center of His will, we're doing what He's called us to do, what He wants us to do. God has a purpose for you.

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