Sociologists and psychologists tell us that one of the most devastating problems facing most people today is lack of purpose in their lives. Time and time again the same questions haunt millions of people today: "What is the meaning of my life? What's the purpose?" Do you find yourself asking that tonight?
Did you know that the Bible tells us that Jesus came to deliver us from this sense of aimlessness (1 Peter 1:18)? But if He has rescued us from all loss of meaning, then what IS our purpose? What is to be the focal point of our lives... the one secure thing we can hang on to, to assure peaceful sleep?
The Apostle Paul described our purpose well when he said: "(For my determined purpose is) that I may know Him - that I may progressively become more deeply and intimately acquainted with Him, perceiving and recognizing and understanding (the wonders of His Person) more strongly and more clearly. And that I may in that same way come to know the power outflowing from His resurrection... and that I may so share in His sufferings as to be continually transformed (in spirit into His likeness even) to His death..." (Philippians 3:10, AMP).
Before you go to sleep tonight, ask the Lord to help you make knowing Him the primary purpose in your life. When you do, you will experience a new sense of direction and meaning such as you have never known before.
God loves you and wants to answer your prayer. Say this prayer with me:
Heavenly Father, remind me when I feel adrift, like there's no meaning or purpose to my life, to praise You that now You have given me a purpose. KNOWING YOU and seeking to know You better every day will give me a sense of direction such as I have never had before. Father, thank You that You are the God of Love, and in You is all meaning, purpose and accomplishment in life, not only on this earth, but in eternity. In Jesus' Name, Amen.