Made on Purpose

“Still in Japan.” Growing up, when I would ask about something that happened before I was born, my mother would say, “Oh, that happened while you were still in Japan.” We have carried on the nonsensical tradition – our kids know that some family history happened while they were “still in Japan.”

Truth is, I don’t know where they came from before they got to us! I don’t know where you or I came from!

So much personality, life, energy, potential… It’s a mystery worth pondering. But not tonight.

Right now there is another phrase relentlessly insisting on being typed. It’s about you.

Yup, you were made on purpose. No matter the circumstances of your conception, God made you on purpose.

He took stock of the universe.
Thought it through.
And decided that you are needed on this planet.

Has anyone ever told you that you were an accident, or worthless, or should have never been born? Please hear this – whoever told you that was WRONG. God disagrees thunderously! He knows the truth.

“You saw me before I was born,
Every day of my life was recorded in your book.
Every moment was laid out
Before a single day had passed.
How precious are your thoughts about me, O God.
They cannot be numbered!
I can’t even count them;
They outnumber the grains of sand!
And when I wake up,
You are still with me!”
Psalm 139:16-18
So you see, while you were still in Japan, God was eagerly anticipating your entrance into this world.

As you work today, or study, or ride a bus, cook a meal, hug a loved one or lie down to rest… Cry out from the depths of your questioning heart, to God’s listening heart. Because you were made on purpose. And He’d love to tell you why.

One thought on “Made on Purpose

  1. Great post. I’ve wondered all my life what my purpose is and aggressively tried to find it. I’ve talked to so many people about purpose in life and it seems to be one of the topics that either causes great happiness (when discovered) or unfortunately great turmoil (when searching). Searching for purpose is stressful. Approaching my 30s, I’ve gotten even more crazy about purpose. In the past few months I’ve read and listened to a lot of teachings on purpose and it finally brought peace to my mind, heart, soul, spirit and made me realize that finding purpose is a daily deal. Pastor Troy said this a few weeks ago “see where God is working, and join it”. And I have to remember even if I miss my purpose, God is big enough to find me and get me back on track.


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