Have you ever asked yourself any of these questions?

“What is my purpose in life? What am I meant to do on Earth? Why am I here? Am I a waste of space?”

These are a few questions that we as humans tend to ask ourselves at one point or another in our lives. It can be very overwhelming sometimes to feel like you don’t have any direction in your life, or like you’re not meant to do or be anyone of importance. Feeling like this isn’t abnormal or uncommon, but thankfully God gives us comforting solutions to help us with these thoughts. Jeremiah 29:11 says that God has a plan for our lives and specifies that it’s good and for the benefit of our future. So, if you’re ever wondering if you matter to the world or if your life has purpose or not, this scripture is your confirmation that there is a plan for you!

Another scripture that can help with the feeling of inadequacy is Ephesians 1:3-5 that says, “All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms because we are united with Christ. Even before he made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ to be holy and without fault in his eyes. God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. This is what he wanted to do, and it gave him great pleasure.” This scripture can bring comfort because it’s saying that even though you did nothing to earn it, before the start of the universe, God already knew that He wanted you to be a part of His family. Not only that, He was happy to do it! He loved you and chose you and sees you without fault, so you should see yourself the same way.

As for answering the question of, “What is my purpose in life?” John 15:16 has an important command to go out and produce “lasting fruit”. Producing fruit means to have a task from God and simply obey and when you obey, the good things that come after, of the result of your obedience, is the fruit.

When you’re producing your fruit for God, it is important to recognize the authority you have from God, too. The word authority means the power or right to give orders, make decisions, and enforce obedience. In the Bible God gives us specific authority over things. Genesis 1:28 is a scripture where God is giving us the authority over actual things on the Earth. It’s up to us whether we accept and use it or not. The authority from God gives us power to do things in Jesus’ name. This should give you a boost of confidence when you’re walking out His plans for your life because you don’t have to rely on your own strength, but you can fall back on God’s!

While you’re finding God’s plan for your life, producing fruit, and using your authority, life is carrying on and you have real needs that need to be met. Thankfully, Philippians 4:19 is a promise God makes to us to supply all of our needs according to His riches and glory. Here again, we can rely on what God has instead of what we do. Needs can be many things like needing to feel accepted (Romans 15:7) or wanting to feel safe and secure (Ephesians 2:4-5). God has made promises to us, His children, to take care of our needs and concerns. It is up to you to trust in Him and let those promises stand firm in your mind.
Your purpose in life is not a big secret or a mystery, God lays it out clearly in the Bible. It’s up to us, through prayer and spending time with God, to go through these scriptures and trust that what the Bible says is true. Spend this week exercising your authority from God and trusting that all your needs are taken care of.

Devotional Scriptures to Meditate on:

“You didn’t choose me. I chose you. I appointed you to go and produce lasting fruit, so that the Father will give you whatever you ask for, using my name.”
“Then God blessed them and said, “Be fruitful and multiply. Fill the earth and govern it. Reign over the fish in the sea, the birds in the sky, and all the animals that scurry along the ground.”
“Therefore, accept each other just as Christ has accepted you so that God will be given glory.”

“But God is so rich in mercy, and he loved us so much, that even though we were dead because of our sins, he gave us life when he raised Christ from the dead. (It’s only by God’s grace that you have been saved!)”

Bills are due soon, the kids need new clothes for the upcoming school year, your boss at work is piling onto your already high workload and you don’t know how you’ll be able to finish it all in time, your mom is sick in the hospital and she’s not showing any signs of getting better.

These and many more are some worries in our lives that can consume our thoughts, emotions and take our eyes off of God.

When you’re worried about something or your own situation, you’re uneasy. You’re dwelling ( thinking or speaking about something at length, especially one that is a source of unhappiness, anxiety, or dissatisfaction) on your problems or troubles. Some problems that may be actually happening, or one that are only potential problems. You have panic and doubt which are realtors to worry which all come from fear. When you’re worried, you’re dwelling on all the possibilities that are negative in your life.

That sounds like a lot of work and energy being put into this negative emotion, right?

Luckily for us, God has granted us a way through worrying and how to overcome it.

The first way is to put your trust in God and a way you can do this is by remembering all the good God has ALREADY done in your life. (Philippians 4:8) When you focus your thoughts on the amazing miracles God has worked for you, worry will fade away.

The second way is to remember and stand on what God has promised us in His word. He promised to save us and come to our rescue (Isaiah 35:4), and He promised to literally take care of our burdens or problems (Psalms 55:22). Though there are so many more promises for us throughout the Bible, these two alone are enough to ease any worry in our lives! The Creator of the universe specifically promised to take care of YOU and your burdens, how can we knowing this continue to carry the weight of our troubles?

The third way is to regularly spend time in the presence of God. Worry is designed to distract you from doing the needful thing which is resting in God’s presence. The more you spend time with God, the more you will trust in Him and His promises.

So many things can happen in our lives that have the possibility to cause worry in our minds and hearts. However, because of God through the Holy Spirit, we have unlimited access to total peace and perfect love (1 John 4:18).

Spend time today remembering the good God has done for you, the promises he made to you, and watch worry be replace with joy and peace.

Let’s talk freedom for a moment

Galatians 5:13-14 says, “For you have been called to live in freedom, my brothers and sisters. But don’t use your freedom to satisfy your sinful nature. Instead, use your freedom to serve one another in love. For the whole law can be summed up in this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.”

To live in freedom is to fully accept what God has done for you in your life, through Jesus’ death on the cross for your sins and all that He’s promised you in the Bible. This scripture says that we’re “called” to freedom, meaning everything that you’ll ever need has already been set up for you; Grace, abundance, prosperity, and wholeness. It’s all already yours to claim.

Knowing that you’re set for life because of God might lead some to think that they can now sit back, relax, and not apply the end of this scripture to their life, too. It tells us to not use our freedom to satisfy our sinful nature. Meaning don’t use the grace God gave you to freely sin because you know you’re already forgiven or don’t use the prosperity God gave you with money and blow it on mindless things.

But instead, use that freedom to serve any and everyone. You’ve discovered your freedom which is great! But now, the command God gave you is to share that with the world. God has taken care of you and met your needs so that you can now meet the needs of others. And this can look like a number of different things. Such as helping someone with their groceries to their car or helping a coworker with their workload or cooking dinner so that your wife can relax. There are many ways to serve others with your freedom, the key is to listen to the Holy Spirit on what it is He wants you to do and when you do that, God’s love will shine through and be apparent, which is the goal.

Serving others may not always come easy or natural because you may have other legitimate things you’d rather do, but obedience to God will have rewards in itself to you according to Joshua 1:8.

Let love, kindness, and goodness from God be your motivators to serve His people and watch areas that could use fixing in your own life begin to fall into place. God will not leave you behind, or out of the good things He has!

Joshua 1:8 – “Study this Book of Instruction continually. Meditate on it day and night so you will be sure to obey everything written in it. Only then will you prosper and succeed in all you do.

The saying, “Go with the flow!” is popular and has been used everywhere for a long time. Who knew that it could be something biblical and spiritually correct. In this case, we would be going with God’s flow and plan for your lives. To flow with God means to operate by God’s direction and plan alone and to not be swayed or distracted by what the world may throw at you. However, this takes a lot of trust to take your hands off the wheel of your life and allow God to drive. But, it is a decision every Christian has to make at some point or another in their lives.

When you are flowing with God, you are moving where He moves and doing as He says when He says it. It means to stay ready for anything and everything that God may ask you to do and this too involves trust. It could feel natural to ask, “Why is God having me do this?” “What is the purpose of me doing this?” But, when you realize that everything that God does is for your benefit, flowing with God becomes easier and easier. You may be thinking, “Well, I don’t have time to just flow, I’ve got responsibilities on top of responsibilities to take care of in my own life!” God recognizes this and does not see it as inferior. In actuality, God will reward you for putting your trust in him by removing any obstacles you may have in your life. Because you are obeying Him, He is taking care of you!

Proverbs 3:5-7 (AMP) says, “Trust in and rely confidently on the Lord with all your heart and do not rely on your own insight or understanding. In all your ways know and acknowledge and recognize Him, and He will make your paths straight and smooth [removing obstacles that block your way].

This is the promise you can rely on that everything concerning you is being taken care of while you’re flowing with God, putting trust in Him, and relying on His insight and understanding!