Have you ever asked the question, “why was I born?” We were each created on purpose and for a purpose. What is our ultimate purpose for being born?
Dear Dr. B.,
I’m wondering… Why as I born? What is my reason for being here? Why was I created as me and not you?
Dear Seeking Purpose,
I think we’ve all wondered about that same question. Like so many other things, we’ll find the answer in the Bible.
What the Bible says about why you were born
Created to fellowship with God
Ultimately, we were each created to fellowship with God. We were created by Him and for Him.
Colossians 1:16 says, “For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things have been created through Him and for Him.”
What sometimes happens is we fall into the comparison trap and we end up feeling like our lives are insignificant or small. Feelings of insecurity make us wish we could be someone or something different.
Before we were born, God knew us and set us apart
We may even equate our work with external factors like our accomplishments, job class, relationship and financial status.
God delights in us regardless of anything external we have, what we do or what we have earned. We are His masterpiece. Before we were ever born, God knew us and set us apart.
We are told in scripture that before any of our days happened, God knew us. He said in Jeremiah 1:5, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; before you were born I sanctified you”.
Fearfully and wonderfully made
He knew us before He formed us. We are fearfully and wonderfully made, because He made us.
“You covered me in my mother’s womb. I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; marvelous are Your works, and that my soul knows very well. My frame was not hidden from You, when I was made in secret, and skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed. And in Your book they all were written, the days fashioned for me, when as yet there were none of them.” Psalm 139:13-16
Created to bring Him glory
Each of our traits were chosen specifically by God to fulfill a purpose and so that our lives can bring Him glory.
“You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they were created and have their being.” Revelation 4:11
God created each of us on purpose so our lives could bring Him glory.
What choices will you make today to walk confidently in your identity?
Remember Dear One,
Because of Him, #HopePrevails,
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WHAT MATTERS MOST
Sometimes we look
And wonder why we’re here
We see the image
in the glass
And wish it were more clear
What did God think
on the day
That he created me?
Here is a child, a boy a girl
What are they meant to be?
Or did He say,
“I just got bored
And had time on my hands,
So I made this one
for no reason at all.
I hope they understand.”
Is the image I see
the same for Him?
Does He wish I had been more?
Have I fulfilled His creation plan?
Is this what He had in store?
And though I try
to do it all
I don’t seem to have a clue
All I know is
that with Christ
My life comes into view
When I look in the mirror
The reflection I see
Shows nothing I can boast
Not I but Christ and Him alone
Is what matters most.
Beautiful Lisa! Thanks for sharing. Because of Him, #HopePrevails!
Words we need to hear in a world where life is throw-away.
Thanks for pointing us to the true source of our value.
Michele, thanks for stopping by. We each have value simply because of the One who created us. Our value is in Him and because of Him. To Him we are of incomparable worth! Because of Him, #HopePrevails.
Love the reference to Psalm 139-my life verses are the ones you referenced. So glad you shared these words at Weekend Whispers.
Always a delight to see your name and beautiful picture show up in my comments section! Isn’t Psalm 139 an uplifting and affirming voice in a world so full of darkness? Because of Him, #HopePrevails!
For God’s glory. I have a writer friend who signs each piece with FGG- for God’s glory. May all I do be for the glory of God — the One who made me and gives my life purpose.
Pamela, I love that signature. Isn’t that what it all goes back to? For HIS glory alone. Because of HIM, #HopePrevails!
Oooh, I just love the encouragement you shared here. Yes, that comparison trap can diminish any sense of self-worth. The scriptures you shared here are just perfect.
Thank you so much for sharing (and for linking up to the #SHINEbloghop).
Wishing you a lovely day.
It’s always a delight to see your name and sweet picture show up in my comments section, Jennifer. Glad you enjoyed the post. If we can just keep that heavenly perspective about what our Father says, we can stay at peace and pursue our divine purpose of giving Him glory. Because of Him, #HopePrevails!
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Thanks so much!
This is one of those things that always amazes me… we were made so uniquely specific to glorify Him and He delights in us. There are so many days where I just wonder at the amazing God He is. Psalm 139 is one my favorite reminders of this undeniable grace He has for us. Thanks for leading us to the promises there.
Like you, He continually amazes me, Dawn! He does delight in us, each one of us. If we can get that deep down in our hearts, it’s a game changer! Because of Him, #HopePrevails!
Truly believing this, that we were created to love Him, makes all the difference. Meditating on Psalm 139, praying it over myself and my children and spending time in His presence just enjoying Him inspire hope, security and confidence. Thank you!
Knowing the “why” sometimes makes the “how” so much easier. I love that you pray Psalm 139 over yourself and your children. Oh how that must delight Him! Well done, Daughter of the Most High God! Because of Him, #HopePrevails.
What wonderful encouragement Dr. Michelle. Oh, how he loves us! This is what your post makes me think. Loved watching you on Periscope too. Way to go!
Yes, Kelly, He loves us perfectly and with an unfailing love. Thanks for the periscope view – you caught the very first one. Still on the learning curve 😉 #HopePrevails!
Sweet Dr. Michelle, what precious and beautiful encouragement! You never cease to bless the hearts of many. Thanks for sharing with Roses of Inspiration.
Thank you Sweet Stephanie for your words of encouragement. Love having you here! Hugs and Blessings! #HopePrevails!
God created each of us for a specific purpose. That’s love ❤️
What beautiful engagement. So wonderfully spoken.. I pray that God leads others with this same question to your message here.
Visiting today from Let’s Have Coffee #25
I so needed this today.