Ephesians 3:11 “According to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord:”
Most people experience a crisis of “purpose” in their life. Noone wants to live without purpose, and everyone needs a purpose. Many people seek their purpose in many different things and create their own purpose for living.
The Bible says “To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.” Because there are many purposes that humans have in life. For instance, people purpose to make money, have friends, do fun things, go on adventures, be good at sports, build a house, plant a garden, start a family, raise children, retire successfully, leave a legacy.
There is nothing wrong with having many purposes in life. And there is a time, season and place for them. But what all these purposes have in common is that none of them are forever. Because purpose always has the end in view. And while such things can be “a” purpose for a time and season in life… they do not have eternal value, and neither are they “the” purpose for living.
We busy ourselves in our purposes, and when we reach the end of one purpose, we move on to the next, but none of these purposes provide lasting satisfaction and fulfilment. That’s why people who have climbed the ladder of success still suffer a crisis of purpose.
It is possible to live a life of purposes, only to ask at the end “what was the purpose of it all?” What gives true purpose to our purposes? God hasn’t left us guessing.
In the beginning, God created humans with a purpose. That we are here and exist is because of his purpose. And he gave mankind purpose. Thus true purpose is found in the purpose God gave us, not the purpose that we make for ourselves.
And the Bible teaches that Jesus Christ is the purpose for living. He is the purpose to all purposes. And if he is your purpose, he adds true purpose to all your other purposes in life.
But the most important part about purpose in Christ is that it is “eternal purpose”. Because we know that purposes end, and what do you do with something that has no more purpose? You get rid of it, because it has no more value to you.
If you do not have eternal purpose, you do not have any purpose will last. Real purpose in life must be eternal purpose, anything less is ultimately vain in time. Sure, you may have purposes of your own for now, but what purpose of yours will matter a hundred years from now?
But purpose in Christ is forever, because he lives forever. Jesus Christ gives you eternal purpose when he saves you from your sins. But if you reject Christ, you choose the opposite of eternal purpose, vanity, which is a life ultimately without any true meaning and lasting value.
And just to help, someone has already lived who had more than you will ever have, and did more than you will ever do… a guy called Solomon, who wasted his life. He already found out and wrote to tell you that every purpose in life without Christ has no ultimate purpose. So then why not learn from someone else’s mistake instead of your own?
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