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Dr. Myles Munroe - We were placed on earth to fulfill a purpose, which gives meaning to our lives; you were sent to the world to make an impact and a difference.

God calls us to be used for His glory.

Philippians 2:13 For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases him.

When I was younger, I pondered my purpose extensively. I yearned to understand what God had in store for me, yet I never felt a clear direction. Initially, I didn’t intend to pursue college, but I ended up attending a Christian college. Even while there, I grappled with discerning my next steps in life.

In Matthew 28:19, it unequivocally states, "Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit."

Initially, I struggled with how I could fulfill this calling since I didn’t aspire to be a missionary or a pastor. However, I overlooked a crucial aspect. Not everyone is called to those roles. God calls people to various vocations and tasks, urging them to impact those around them on a daily basis.

Romans 12:6-8 elaborates on this concept: "In his grace, God has given us different gifts for doing certain things well. So if God has given you the ability to prophesy, speak out with as much faith as God has given you. If your gift is serving others, serve them well. If you are a teacher, teach well. If your gift is to encourage others, be encouraging. If it is giving, give generously. If God has given you leadership ability, take the responsibility seriously. And if you have a gift for showing kindness to others, do it gladly."

When I got married and had kids, I found a sense of purpose in raising my children. Finally, I felt that God had entrusted me with something meaningful. However, a part of me still felt a void, prompting me to delve deeper into understanding my purpose as a follower of Christ.

Eventually, someone articulated the concept so plainly that I had a DUH moment. They conveyed that as Christians, our primary purpose is to worship the Lord and proclaim the message of Jesus Christ to others.

Reflecting on this, I realized that although I should have recognized this truth earlier, my upbringing in church emphasized seeking God's specific calling for one's life without fully exploring the fundamental purpose of worship and evangelism. Additionally, I neglected to turn to God's Word for clarity. Had I done so, I would have encountered Acts 20:24, where it states, "But my life is worth nothing to me unless I use it for finishing the work assigned me by the Lord Jesus—the work of telling others the Good News about the wonderful grace of God."

Today, I ensure that I communicate to my kids the importance of allowing God to guide them in their lives, emphasizing that their primary purpose is to worship the Lord and share the message of Jesus with others.

Though each of my three children will embark on different paths in life, they can all fulfill the same overarching purpose. Matthew 6:33 instructs us, "Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need."

It's crucial for my kids to grasp that regardless of their circumstances, God is leading and using them, a truth clearly articulated in His Word. If they ever find themselves uncertain about their purpose.

I encourage them and you to seek God earnestly, immersing yourselves in His Word and prayer.

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