A Simplified Purpose

 Simplified Purpose

The idea of “purpose” is something many people are confused about these days.

How does God want to use me? When will I find out? What am I supposed to do until then? We would often ask these questions and come up empty and discouraged.
This was a constant struggle until one day I came across a scripture that honestly changed my life - “Whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.” (1 Cor. 10:31)

Revelation set in.

Yes, God has detailed unique plans for each of us. Yes, your purpose is different to everyone else's purpose. But all these things exist for one, overarching, collective and intrinsic purpose: to bring glory to God.  If we concentrate on that as we go about our daily lives, our purpose will begin to be made clear to us.

God isn’t seeking an ego-boost! His call to be glorified comes out of His great love for us. He knows that when we realize his goodness and ascribe worth to Him, we receive revelation and start to understand His love for us on a deeper level. This love changes everything.

God loves us whether we glorify Him or not, but his desire is for us to know the fullness of that love. All glory to God! This is our purpose.

  1 Corinthians 10:31 (NIV) 31So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.
Romans 6:13 (NIV) 13Do not offer any part of yourself to sin as an instrument of wickedness, but rather offer yourselves to God as those who have been brought from death to life; and offer every part of yourself to him as an instrument of righteousness.

Isaiah 43:5–7 (NIV) 5Do not be afraid, for I am with you; I will bring your children from the east and gather you from the west. 6I will say to the north, ‘Give them up!’ and to the south, ‘Do not hold them back.’ Bring my sons from afar and my daughters from the ends of the earth— 7everyone who is called by my name, whom I created for my glory, whom I formed and made.”


Dennis Dauterive - February 15th, 2023 at 4:42am

Awesome message today PT

I'm what I am today because of the heavenly father glory be to God

Terry - February 15th, 2023 at 5:39am

I wasn't sure what my purpose was for the first part of my walk with Christ. But whatever I did, I did it to the best of my ability and for the glory of God. I guess it was rather "ignorantly" - it was just how I was taught to do things. But then the revelation of this devotional set in and I found God was guiding me to my purpose. It just took some waiting and working as the devotional yesterday pointed out.