A lot of people struggle with their purpose in life. It’s a complicated issue.
One of the reasons some people struggle is because they’re not sure if God even exists. Historian Carl L. Becker said that humans must be looked at as “little more than a chance deposit on the surface of the world, carelessly thrown up between two ice ages by the same forces that rust iron and ripen corn.”
If that’s the case, it’s no wonder some people struggle with their purpose!
Others are simply confused by all the various answers to the question. Some think it’s purely relative. Others are so radically impacted by the rampant individualism of our society that they figure their purpose must just be about making themselves as happy as possible.
But followers of Jesus have a purpose that is rock–solid, hope-filled, and other-focused.
This is what I explored on September 22, 2019 in Part 3 of the ‘Contentment‘ series. I looked at Matthew 4:12-24 and 5:13-16 to help us more clearly grasp our purpose. I tried to frame our big picture purpose in a way that we can understand and put into action on a daily basis, regardless of whether you’re old or young, rich or poor, or studying, working or retired.
Better grasping and living out your purpose isn’t just being faithful to God, but, according to research, is something that will make you more content and at peace in life.
The message is called “Who stole my purpose?” The video is here (and the audio-only link is underneath):
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