Pinpointing Your Priorities
“Why … am I here?”
With six billion people on planet earth, is my life really significant? Can one life truly make a difference … truly have impact … truly matter? The answer is an absolute “yes” because … you have been made purposefully … you are part of a great master plan. The Bible makes this point plain …
“The plans of the LORD stand firm forever, the purposes of his heart through all generations.” (Psalm 33:11)
What Is Your Purpose in Life?
“To live is Christ …” The Apostle Paul found all meaning in life tied to one person, his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. All his striving, struggling, serving was for the glory of another. “Self” was sacrificed … even crucified … for the cause of Christ.
“And to die is gain …” (Philippians 1:21) Paul would continue, because he knew that the end of this temporal, physical life meant the beginning of an eternity of living in the very presence of Jesus. Could Paul have known that even after his death his purpose in life would continue on so powerfully. And, as Paul stated, it is … “In him we live and move and have our being.” (Acts 17:28)
“I don’t feel like my life has purpose. Is there any hope for me?”
Yes. You can have hope—you were created by the God of hope. In the Bible, God says that He created you with a specific plan for your life. Your life can be filled with hope and purpose when you choose to follow God’s will.
“I’ve always felt insignificant when comparing myself to others who are more gifted and accomplished than I am. How can I stop feeling insignificant?”
You already have God-given significance … not because of anything you have done, but because of what Christ has done for you.
- You are significant enough that God created you in His image. (Genesis 1:26)
- You are significant enough that the Lord designed a preplanned future for you.(Psalm 40:5)
- You are significant enough that Jesus died on the cross for you.(John 3:16)
Realize that Jesus would not die for anything or anyone insignificant. You, indeed, have God-given worth.
“Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten by God. Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows” (Luke 12:6‑7)