the reason for which something is done or created or for which something exists.
Nothing can be more important than understanding something's purpose. When we don't understand the purpose of an item, we can soon abuse it, and completely misuse it.
One of the questions we discovered this week was the purpose of our being. Isaiah 43:7 states that we were created for God's glory. Revelation 4:11 says that we were created for God's pleasure, and Colossians 1:16 echoes that we were created by God and for God.
If you've ever asked yourself about your purpose, there it is. You exist by God and for God. You exist for his glory and his pleasure. Therefore, the question is, are you living life in a way that fulfills your purpose. Any purpose that doesn't satisfy the glory of God is an abuse and misuse of your purpose.
You have an option today. Your option is to live in step with the purpose God has created you and designed you for, or live for someone else's or something else's plan for your life. However, you must know that nothing will satisfy you until you live out the purpose God has designed you for. Simply stated, you exist for God. So, are you living in your purpose? Are you living in a way that satisfies God's desire? If not, make a decision today to surrender your life to Christ.
Jesus said it best, "Whoever finds their life will lose it, and whoever loses their life for my sake will find it". Matthew 10:39. Lose your life today, and find its true meaning in Christ.