Our Purpose in Life
By Bob Yacobucci August 1, 2012 Many of us have asked ourselves the question, “What is the purpose of my life?” And in an effort to findthe answer to this question, we may have come up with answers such as: raising children, doing good inthe world, or maybe we surmise that the purpose in life is to just center around things, like waiting forthe next release of the iPhone. But, most likely we are so wrapped up in our daily lives that we nevergive it much thought beyond the question, and so we just live our lives going from one day to the nextfilling in the gaps.There is deeper reason for our existence than to just live our lives going from one day to anotheruntil we ultimately pass away into oblivion. It seems naive to think our purpose is reproduction andconsumption of the precious resources of our planet. As humans, we see evidence where our excessivegreed is leading us; we have a pretty good idea our greed is leading us to the eventual exhaustion of ournatural resources. So it does not seem logical that we were created by nature (or evolution) so that wemay consume it. As humans, there has to be more purpose to us than a temporary existence on thisplanet. Myself personally, I’ve always felt that my purpose in life is “in tune” with my understanding of God. If we look beyond living our lives, beyond doing whatever it is we are doing at this very moment(assuming you weren’t reading this article), we need to consider where the purpose of our existenceoriginates. All of us, including non-believers, can agree that everything that exists today, from the smallestorganism which requires the most powerful microscope to view, to the largest stars in heaven, haveone thing in common. The one thing that is consistent across the universe of creation is “purpose.”Everything that is created is created with a purpose. There is not one thing, other than sin itself, whichhas no purpose. Our sun warms the earth so that we may exist; a worm arrogates the soil so water maypenetrate deeper to make vegetation healthier; a moth becomes food for a bat; the sea provides a placefor the ocean life, and the list goes on forever. We humans cannot claim that we are outside the lawsof creation; none of us can abdicate the complexities of the universe by claiming that we do not have apurpose for our existence.
And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.–Romans 8:28
So based on the fact that everything has a purpose, then we can confidently say that as humans we alsomust have a purpose. Romans 8:28 is a very strong indicator that purpose is derived from our creator,God. Deep down inside of each of us, regardless of who we are or where we live, we have a calling inour heart to know the purpose for our life, and I believe that it is only through Christ that we find andsubstantiate the purpose God has planned for us.Page 1