We Are Born With A Purpose

It is an incredible thing for us as human beings to know that we were born to reveal the likeness of God. God says of His people Israel, “This people have I formed for myself; they shall show forth my praise” (Isaiah 43:21). Although this Scripture is primarily speaking of Israel, it also relates to us as God’s redeemed people. God did not create us to for our own pleasure, but for His pleasure (Revelation 4:11). He created us to show forth His praise and His glory in the earth (Isaiah 43:7).

We go to the New Testament and receive the same message (Ephesians 1:6-7; 13-14). We were created to “show forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light” (1 Peter 2:9). The NET translation says, “But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people of his own, so that you may proclaim the virtues (which is the correct word according to the Greek) of the one who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.”

Each day when you wake up, your highest purpose is to reveal God’s virtues (the excellencies of the life of Jesus Christ who lives in you) to your husband, your children, and the world around you. And you thought you had no purpose in life? What higher vision could you have?

And you can extend that vision? Seek to be a FAMILY that is a praise to God in the earth, in your neighborhood, and in your church fellowship. What a great vision!