And you’ve given me the best gift
That I’ve ever known
You give me purpose everyday
You give me purpose in every way
– Justin Beiber
At the risk of losing my man card, as well as my credibility, I have to confess I’m a bit of a fan of the new Justin Beiber album. I think he’s grown up a little bit, he’s admitted to his mistakes, and he’s seemed to have found his “Purpose”.
Google defines purpose as the reason for which something was created. I’m not positive that Justin fully knows his purpose, but I’m not sure many of us do either.
Proverbs 16:9 says “We can make our plans, but the Lord determines our steps.”
I think we may could even change it to say, “We can make our plans, but the Lord determines our purpose.”
My question to you is, have you discovered what your purpose is? Chances are you haven’t given it much thought. Neither had I.
But as I approach my 35th birthday next week, I’ve really started thinking more about it. There’s a good chance I’ve already lived over half my life. I know that’s not fun to think about, but I think it’s important to put things into perspective.
Looking back over my life, I have to ask myself what have I accomplished. Have I fulfilled my purpose? If not, what am I waiting for?
What lives have I impacted? Are people better because they’ve been around me? Does my life draw others to Jesus?
Have I used what God’s given me to build His kingdom, or am I too busy building mine?
These are the questions that fuel me, I hope they’ll do the same for you.
Have you found your purpose? If not, what’s keeping you from it?