Spiritually Speaking: Fulfill Your Purpose

October 25, 2011 / by / 2 Comments

Article and photo by Anissa Rowe

What is your purpose? What is the reason you live?

I know those are heavy questions, but take it from the Scripture’s perspective.

“Where there is no vision, the people perish,” says Proverbs 29:18 (KJV). Without a directive, you just wander. And that doesn’t refer only to your college degree choice.

Rather, without knowing who you were created by, and what He created you for, there is a good chance nothing will satisfy your pursuit for purpose.

Next to the universal quest for real love, the longing for a place and purpose in life has been the greatest search since time began.

Think back on Adam and Eve, before time started ticking, and you’ll see that they had no other purpose but to live in harmony with their Creator, and care for His Creation. After sin removed that intimacy, mankind soon misplaced that purpose.

But God’s plan never changed.

Goals in life such as careers, relationships, education, adventures and successes are not independent. Something intrinsic must guide us through them all.

If we allow our “soul” purpose to be living for Christ, we can fully trust that all branches of life will be well-nourished.

His love, and all of His other attributes, makes those aspects worth experiencing—He makes life worth living.

You might feel insignificant, having little to offer such a large world. However, don’t downgrade your abilities and self-worth.

Remember what the Apostle Paul said?

1 Corinthians 12 compares that much like the many parts of our own physical bodies, so the many members of Christ’s family each have a role to play that is equally as important in God’s eyes.

Even your baby toe has tremendous significance. Likewise, even if your role seems small, God has placed you right where He knows you will be useful for His big plan (1 Corinthians 12:18).

Anissa Rowe earned her BA in English Literature from GCU in 2011. She is now working full time in GCU’s accounting department and pursuing photography and writing.

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  1. julie williams

    Wow…God created us for a purpose.We are to bring glory to him! We get so busy in life, so distracted we lose track of what we are all about. There is so much discontentment in people’s lives because we are chasing after the fleeting worldly wants.

    Great Job Anissa in capturing a topic worthy to study and reflect upon no matter what stage in life.

    Oct.25.2011 at 10:16 am
  2. Angela Martinez

    Thank you for this inspiring insite. Christ is my guide and drives my purpose. It is always a blessing to have reminders and here it echoed as you are taking new steps.

    God bless – keep writing and touching those around you with the word.

    Nov.03.2011 at 11:30 pm
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