Is it just me, or is there so much pressure when it comes to purpose?
Maybe it’s just me, but it seems that there’s a lot of emphasis placed on discovering and living out your purpose. People are searching endlessly for their God-given purpose and causing themselves stress and anxiety in the process. For many, not knowing what their calling is in life, is the main source of discontentment. If you’re one of these people, here’s what I want to say to you:
Even if you spent your earthly life doing nothing but breathing and praising God, you would have fulfilled your God-given purpose. We were created by God to have love and relationship with Him; to worship Him. That’s why you’re here.
There’s so much talk about discovering one’s purpose, that I feel it has become more important to us than God Himself. While God is gracious and does indeed use each of us to make an impact for Him on earth, that’s only secondary to being created for His glory, to glorify Him daily.
There’s no need to give in to the pressures of a society that makes us believe that there has to be a “big calling” on our lives in order for us to have a true purpose. There’s no pressure to start a ministry, pressure to be perceived as someone who’s “doing great things for God”. Let me tell you that if you come to the end of your life having done nothing but loving Jesus – no ministry, or blog, or YouTube channel, or huge social media following – you will still be eternally celebrated in heaven.
Love Jesus; love the people He has placed in your life.