Hello and welcome! This is the Geeks Under Grace daily devotional where we dive into the Bible everyday. We take devotionals from bible.com and read the verses, devotional, and give our own commentary. Sometimes we will have multiple writers, but most of the time it will be just me. I hope you enjoy and comment with your own commentary.
This devotional is titled “What Is God’s Purpose For My Life?”. It is only 3 days long. I use the ESV bible but feel free to use the version of your choosing.
“everyone who is called by my name,
whom I created for my glory,
whom I formed and made.”
The journey to discovering our purpose is to begin by asking what is God’s purpose. What is God’s goal in creating and governing the world? Why does He exist and what is His reason for being?
If we are seeking to follow Him it is important to know where He is going. If we don’t know His goal and our lives are not in alignment with it, then we will find ourselves in conflict with God and excluded from fellowship with Him. However, on the other hand, nothing inspires love, joy, and peace for daily living like knowing you are in harmony with God and His purpose for Himself.
Adam and Eve chose to eat from the forbidden tree in order to be like God and independent of Him, the human race has been enslaved to a rebellious heart that hates to rely on God but loves to make a name for itself. We were created from the beginning in God’s image that He might show forth God’s glory. His plan is to multiply and fill the earth so that the knowledge of the glory of God would cover the whole world.
However, ever since the fall of man into sin, people have refused to align themselves with this divine goal. God exists to bring glory to Himself so that all of His creation may know Him. Take a moment now through this link to participate in a brief guided time of reflection that will help you know how to better pray to experience God’s glory around you.
I believe Romans 8:28 would have been better suited for the bible verse section.
“And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.” – Romans 8:28
When we work with God’s plan for us then things go much better and the end result is positive. When we try and do our own thing then you are working against God. Against God’s plan for your life. This may seem like it only affects you, however it affects your family, friends, and everyone God had in that plan for your life. What seemed like a non consequential thing ends up being a very selfish decision.