Everything Has a Purpose
For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus
to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
I have seriously questioned the purpose of some things on earth.
Like termites. No one wants them. They will eat your house right down.
However, God created termites for a purpose. Turns out, they break down wood, so it blends back in with the soil. Because of the enriched soil, more plants grow.
Then, I questioned mosquitoes.
As I researched, I found that God made them to provide nutrients to birds, lizards, fish and frogs. They also pollinate flowers in the swamp. Again, a worthy purpose, right?
But what about poison ivy?
I would have never guessed that this plant brings benefits to birds, animals and other plants. White-tailed deer feed on its leaves. Birds eat the plant’s small white berries. And some animals depend on the ivy tangles as shelter. The animals don’t experience the same allergies to poison ivy as humans.
So … what should all this tell us?
That God designed you and me with so much purpose!
Isaiah 43:7 tells us that God created us for his glory.
Acts 13:36 also says that David served God’s purpose for his generation before he died.
Our primary purpose is to bring God glory. We often do this in simple ways all throughout our lives.
I Corinthians 10:31 tells us to do everything for God’s glory.
In my life, I think this has looked different in various stages. As a single, I served as a Bible Study Fellowship Leader. As a mom, I serve my family and try to teach my kids to love God. I’ve also used my writing skills to serve employers and ministries.
Whatever your stage of life, God has a purpose for you.
If you’re not sure, ask God what your purpose is for today. It might be giving someone along your path an encouraging word.
Lord, help us to go about our daily lives bringing you glory.