• Jamie Holden

October 2, 2021 Bible Reading

October 2, 2021

Designed for a Purpose

As we read throughout Scripture, we see that we were not put on this earth to simply exist. We aren’t just a mass of cells with no design.

Instead, we read in Scripture that before we were even born, God had a plan and a purpose for our lives.

You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb. Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex!

Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it. You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion as I was woven together in the dark of the womb.

You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed. (Psalm 139:13-16, NLT)

We see an example of this in God’s call to Jeremiah:

I knew you before I formed you in your mother’s womb. Before you were born I set you apart and appointed you as my prophet to the nations. (Jeremiah 1:5, NLT)

And yet, this principle doesn’t just apply to the prophet Jeremiah. God has an equally important purpose for each of us who choose to follow Him.

Here’s a radical challenge: We were not born so that we could simply earn enough money to survive, live out our days in monotony, or experience as much pleasure as possible. Instead, God has a unique purpose just for you. He has a place that He wants you to fill. His plan for your life doesn’t just involve you, but instead, it involves the lives of every person that He wants you to reach and influence for the kingdom of God.

The truth is that God’s plan for your individual life is so much bigger than you can ever imagine or may even comprehend in your lifetime. In the grand scheme of things, God’s plan is magnificent, unimaginable, eternal, and unfathomable. Yet, the truly amazing part is that in this humongous, incredible plan there is a part for you and me to play.

Memory Verse:  In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven. (Psalm 139:13-14, NLT)

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