We can easily think that our lives are insignificant, however, we are all a part of something bigger than ourselves. Your life matters because God made you with purpose. It’s time we see the bigger picture.
Our purpose is found in who made us. We were all intricately and uniquely made by the hands of God. Psalm 139:14 says, “For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.” Psalm 139:16 also tells us that all the days of our lives were already written and known by God.
What I love about this verse is that, not only do I get to share it with you, but I get to see this happening in my own womb. God is literally forming our baby girl! That just amazes us; and I wonder, how can we not believe that God exists when we see something so intricately made? Even look at our own bodies and how the body can heal itself, all these things are something to ponder and should point us back to God, our Creator.
If we want to live life to the fullest, we must look at the One who created us and that is Jesus. It’s not just about knowing that God exists, just knowing God by textbook, but it’s about knowing Him intimately and having a relationship with Him. Finding your purpose starts with having a relationship with God and knowing His Word. As you study the Bible, you will learn how your life plays a part in God’s bigger plan of redeeming the world to Himself.
Jesus has called us to display His love in all we do and to draw others to Him. As followers of Jesus, we have been reconciled to God through the blood of Jesus and now can have a relationship with God and eternal life with Him. We have the opportunity each day to make an eternal impact by sharing this message of reconciliation and pointing others to Jesus. Whether we are called to impact thousands or just one person, there is purpose behind it and it is ultimately to glorify God.
Jesus came to save us so that we could have eternal life with Him. Living with an eternal mindset positions us to see that nothing else is worth more than knowing Jesus. When life ends and the world fades, only Jesus will stand forever as King. Our choice today will either bring us closer to Jesus or further away from Jesus for eternity. Our years on this earth are so short when compared to eternity. Psalm 39:4 says, “Show me, Lord, my life’s end and the number of my days; let me know how fleeting my life is.”
Maybe you have fear of death, but instead of avoiding what is to come, let us live seeing the bigger picture. This is the time for us to see that we have been called with a purpose to point others to the only one who saves which is Jesus. Our tomorrow is never guaranteed, so let us live on mission each and everyday.
Your life was not made by accident, but with a purpose greater than yourself. Isaiah 61:1 says that you have an assignment to…
proclaim good news to the poor
bind up the brokenhearted
proclaim freedom for the captives
release prisoners from darkness
If we are still alive, there is a mission and agenda that God has for us to do.
How can you be a better witness for Jesus?
Matthew 5:16 says, “…let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”
You were made to have purpose, impact, and to shine. Don’t risk making decisions that will lead you to say, “What if I had obeyed God?” You are called to be Christ’s ambassadors — to represent Him in all you do and to carry the ministry of reconciliation (2 Corinthians 5:18).
Are you giving Jesus your complete devotion? Eternity is at hand and your purpose plays a role in bringing others back to Jesus. So remember, see the bigger picture.
Prayer: Jesus, thank you for creating me with a purpose greater than myself. Help me to focus my eyes on seeing the bigger picture.