If you’re anything like I was as a first year college student, you may catch yourself starting to think deeply, and in ways you’ve never thought of before. With that, you may start to wonder what the purpose is, what your purpose is. And soon, or maybe you have already started to wonder what would happen if you knew. Perhaps if I knew my purpose, I would have a better idea of how I should be spending my time, I would have a betting idea of what I should be studying, or what I should be involved in. It’s apparent that our purpose in life is something that is important to us. Our purpose is who we are – it’s our identity. That’s why we are all trying to find out; because when we do, we will know who we truly are. Once we think we find the reasoning, we can live our lives in full knowledge that we are doing what we were made to do.
In the Garden of Eden, God created us in His image, with a purpose. But how do we know? As I read and meditate on the scriptures I can’t find our purpose to be anything other than this: to be still. To be with God, and for God to be with us; for the Creator and His creation to live in harmony is perhaps the most fundamental purpose of life I can think of.
So you have not received a spirit that makes you fearful slaves. Instead, you received God’s Spirit when he adopted you as his own children.
When we know that we are loved unconditionally by our Father, our Creator – when we are loved as His creation – then we can finally feel free to be still. To be who we are, unabashed and no longer needing to prove our worth to ourselves, and the world around us. Jesus came to restore us to the original purpose, not what we endlessly search for.
Today, know that you are God’s beloved child no matter what you do, or don’t do.
Know that you are free to simply be who you are as God restores your being, and brings you His grace.