God always has purpose for His people. Now, for us as individuals, that purpose may include specific things, in relation to our lives, our families, who we are and what we do.
God has specific callings and purposes for you in your life. You were made for something specific for Him. You have gifts and graces that only you have, and that only you can use.
God made you for something specific. And He wants to use you for His glory and He wants you to have abundant life.
Today, in Acts 13:47-49, we see Paul talking about God’s purpose for us. Listen to what He says:
For so the Lord has commanded us, saying, “‘I have made you a light for the Gentiles, that you may bring salvation to the ends of the earth.'” And when the Gentiles heard this, they began rejoicing and glorifying the word of the Lord, and as many as were appointed to eternal life believed. And the word of the Lord was spreading throughout the whole region.
God was telling His people, the Jewish people, what their purpose was. They didn’t exist for themselves, but they existed to be a light. To shine God’s light for all the world to see. They existed to point others to Him. They were here, their purpose was to be a light shining to God.
So are we. That’s what we are here for.
Now, there are specifics within your life that I don’t know what your purpose is. You may not either. You may not have figured out work. Or family. Or school. Or living situations. Or a million different things.
You may be struggling with all of these things.
But I know what the purpose of your life is. The bible tells us this morning.
To point others to God. To shine His light for others to see. To be that arrow, pointing to heaven.
That’s what we are here for. And in doing that, when we are used for His purpose, we find our purpose. We find light and hope and peace.
Today, you are made for something big. In things that you don’t know or don’t understand, trust Him. But in all things, all words, actions, everything, point to Him.
In our lives, may we be a light pointing others to God. May we show His grace to all that we see.
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