WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 4
For everything, absolutely everything, above and below, visible and invisible, rank after rank after rank of angels—everything got started in him and finds its purpose in him. – Colossians 1:16 (MSG)
You discover your purpose when you discover the importance of keeping Jesus at the center of your life. Your relationship with Jesus is where it all starts. The reason why this is important is because so often times when we think of discovering our purpose, we think of it the other way around. Since it’s OUR purpose, we think of OURselves. However, our relationship with Jesus beckons us to dig deeper. Our relationship with Jesus calls us to see that the meaning of this life isn’t found when we start searching our hearts for answers, but when we allow Jesus to come into our hearts!
We learn the importance of this in the well-known Gospel message outlined in John 3:16: “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” There’s a reason why this verse is so popular! It’s not just a fun verse to memorize. It is the beautiful truth that shows us that God, Our Creator, loved us and gave us purpose and meaning and a chance to belong through His Son Jesus Christ.
So if you truly want to discover what your purpose is in the day to day, in the years to come, and even beyond that, know that He is the beginning and the end. It starts with The One who IS the beginning and the end, and the relationship you have with Him through Jesus Christ. So focus on falling more and more in love with Jesus everyday. Spend less time worrying about the future and spend more time in worship. Do it out of love and not out of duty. Do it because you want to deepen your relationship with Him and grow in your faith daily! Do this because you know your purpose is found in your relationship with Him!
Biblical Context + Further Reading: Colossians 1:15-23
DAILY CHALLENGE: How can you remind yourself that your purpose is found in Him?