Your life matters. You live, breathe, think, and read these words right now for a reason. Life is not to be boring or meaningless, but filled with significance and value. Life filled with purpose is not just for the super-successful and highly important in society’s estimation. God almighty doesn’t just look after those who have accomplished great feats or those placed in high positions of leadership. He cares for everyone. He provides for all. From the macro to the micro level, he has declared his love for the world. That is why your life has purpose; God loves you. He loves you, not because you are so deserving, but because his love flows from grace.
God demonstrated his grace when he saved you through your Savior, Jesus Christ. He saved you from every time you lived with no greater purpose than to please your own selfish heart. He saved you from every time a lack of clear purpose caused you to be lazy, unproductive, and a burden on others. He saved you from any and every failure to actualize the good, upright, and honest person God created you to be. Jesus’ perfect life counts for you. He suffered and died as your substitute. His rising from the grave means you will rise from the grave. He has saved you for all eternity – that is a grand a great thing! Does he not also have great purpose for you in this life – the lesser thing? Yes! God says he has recreated you to do the very things he himself will place before you in your life. With every task and responsibility God has given your life purpose.
There is purpose in the mother who cares for her newborn and the father who teaches his son to double-knot his shoelaces. There is purpose in children who obey, just as there is purpose for the soldier who follows orders, the citizen who respects leaders, and the employee who goes to work.
Even your average day has purpose, for God has equipped and called you for each task of life. He does not intend life to be mundane mediocrity. Life is not meant to be compartmentalized into the significant and the insignificant pieces. Instead, God wants you to see his purpose for you as the fiber seamlessly woven through the fabric of your entire life.
You have important purpose in life. Primarily, it is to know God’s love for you through Jesus. Motivated by his love, you can willingly follow his lead through life and lovingly serve the people he brings into your life. That’s living with real purpose!
We are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. – Ephesians 2:10