Rediscovering Our Purpose in the Journey

“For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” – Ephesians 2:10 

As believers, we often find ourselves eagerly pursuing destinations—goals, achievements, or milestones we set for ourselves. While it is important to have aspirations, there is a danger in becoming so fixated on arriving at a certain place that we lose sight of our true purpose. In the busyness of chasing dreams, we may unintentionally neglect the very reason we were created. 

Ephesians 2:10 reminds us that we are God’s handiwork, masterfully created in Christ Jesus for a specific purpose: to do good works. Our purpose extends beyond personal achievements and material gains. It involves living a life that reflects the love, grace, and character of our Creator. 

It is easy to get caught up in the allure of worldly success and societal expectations. We may become driven by ambition, seeking validation and recognition from others. However, if we are not careful, our focus on reaching a destination can overshadow the purpose we are called to fulfill along the journey. 

God has uniquely equipped each of us with gifts, talents, and passions to make a positive impact in the world. Our purpose is to bring light into darkness, to be agents of love, and to extend compassion to those in need. This purpose is not limited to a specific place or a particular achievement—it is a call to be the hands and feet of Jesus wherever we are. 

When we lose sight of our purpose, we may find ourselves feeling empty, unfulfilled, or constantly striving for more. But when we realign our hearts and refocus on our God-given purpose, our journey takes on a new meaning. Each step becomes an opportunity to make a difference, to spread God’s love, and to advance His Kingdom on earth. 

Let us pause and reflect on our motives and intentions. Are we driven solely by personal gain, or are we seeking to fulfill our purpose as children of God? Let us surrender our plans and desires to Him, inviting Him to guide us in every step we take. 

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bible verse

“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”

Isaiah 41:10 (NIV)

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