Just what is “purpose”? The dictionary defines it as “the reason for which something is done or for which something exists”.
Proverbs 19:21 Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.
Why did God create us? Well, it’s simple…
Isaiah 43:7 Everyone who is called by My name, And whom I have created for My glory, Whom I have formed, even whom I have made.
Did you catch that? “For My glory”. Our purpose is to bring God glory. Our purpose is to fellowship with Him, to proclaim His greatness and to do His will here on earth. When we trust Him to work all things out for our good, when we allow Him to work and not get in His way, we are seeing His purpose in our lives.
Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
Joseph saw the will and the purpose of God unfold in every single thing that happened in his life on his way from the pit to the palace. He did not allow the circumstances that he was in to affect his trust in God.
No matter our station or occupation in life, we can glorify God. We glorify Him by being the best we can be at whatever we do.
Many times, we find a purpose that is larger than ourselves, a purpose that challenges us, a purpose that we cannot accomplish on our own. When that happens, it’s pretty clear who gets the glory. It’s not us, but God working His purpose through us.