For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil.

Jeremiah 29:11

To wake up every day without a drive towards purpose is one of the saddest states of life. Regardless of the circumstances of our birth or childhood, God has created us with a plan before we take our last breath. He didn’t create us just to exist without meaning or a calling for our lives. Each one of us is uniquely gifted and equipped with everything we need to live a fulfilled and meaningful life.

The lies of our enemy, Satan, will tell us that we don’t matter, that God doesn’t care, and that we are no different than the rest of creation. Evolutionary teachings reduce the priority and significance of human life. Yet, each one of us was designed after the likeness of God. In Genesis 1:26, God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness.”

Being fashioned in the image of God means we are capable in our spirit, mind, and body to reflect His glory. The glory of God drives us towards living a life of faith in what we cannot see with our physical eyes—yet we are powerfully compelled in our spirits to believe. There is no lack of meaning in the life of an obedient follower of Christ.

If we have God’s purpose in our hearts, we aren’t easily swayed to the right nor left. Our purpose driven life leads us down unknown paths which test and stretch our faith in God. We take this risk of stepping out in faith because we aren’t satisfied with anything less.

Our hope isn’t based on the temporary pleasures of this life, but to hear the treasured words of our Father saying, “Well done, good and faithful servant.” (Matthew 25:21) Because He lives, we have purpose!”


Dear Lord, guard my heart from believing the lies of Satan and the world. I know that You have a plan and purpose for my life. Help me to walk in it. In Jesus’ name, amen.

In His Service,

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