The Lord will fulfill his purpose for me; your steadfast love, O Lord, endures forever. Do not forsake the work of your hands. – Psalm 138:8 (ESV)
What is your purpose in life? For most of us (if not all of us) that’s a pretty big question. According to the dictionary, the definition of purpose is: the reason for which something is done or created or for which something exists.
When you think about your purpose, you might think about all of the things in life that you want to accomplish in order to do what you feel you have been called to do. Or maybe you have no idea what “your purpose” is and you find yourself wondering if you’re studying the right thing in school or working at the right job. Wherever you fall on the spectrum, know that your purpose as a woman who follows Christ is not about finding the right job or vocation. Your purpose is found in your relationship with Jesus Christ. Our relationship with Jesus is what gives us access to God, Our Creator, who loved us enough to give us purpose! As we see today’s passage, it is God who fulfills His purpose for us. Not our occupations, not who we marry, or what we study in college. Yes, these things are all apart of our lives and God can use these things to bless us and teach us and God has given each of gifts that we can use on this earth to bring Him glory, but ultimately, He is the one ordering our steps day by day, leading us right where we need to be. By knowing this, we have no reason to get anxious or constantly worry when it comes to fulfilling our purpose on this earth because we know that God is the one who is fulfilling our purpose day by day! Even in the seemingly little moments when we feel like we’re not where we’re supposed to be or we’ve become uninterested or bored at work or in school. God is STILL fulfilling His purpose for us, allowing us to be steadfast in His love. So the next time you find yourself worrying and questioning what your purpose is, remember that it starts with knowing who you belong to, knowing that through your relationship with Jesus Christ, you have access to the most purpose-filled life!
Biblical Context + Further Reading: Psalm 138, Philippians 1:6, Psalm 100:3
DAILY CHALLENGE: Write this verse somewhere where you will see it throughout the week.