I once knew someone who never felt his life purpose was clear. He wanted to be a big-time leader. The only problem was; he wasn’t wired to be that type of leader, nor did he strive to be that leader. Sure, he was a leader in certain areas of life, but the level of leadership that he wanted to attain wasn’t going to be reached in his current state without purposeful effort. Now he could either get the skills needed to be that leader and look for opportunities to step out of his comfort zone so he could endeavor to be that leader or he needs to recognize the gifts and roles that he does have and capitalize on them. He had many gifts and talents, but they were not as glorious as what he aspired to be in his mind. Now if he doesn’t get those skills or recognize and accept the roles that he does have; he will flounder about in life frustrated not knowing his purpose here on earth.
Most every knows someone like this or maybe I described yourself.
Most every skill is attainable, but there are some that come naturally for each person. Recognizing those can help each person to realize their purpose here on earth. Just as God created us–each of us was created with a purpose.
Genesis chapter two gives us a little more detail of what happened in the creation account in chapter one. We know that we were created in God’s image (1:26), but how were we created? Everything was spoken into existence by God’s power words. In chapter two verse seven, God did something different; He formed man from the dust of the ground. He breathed His breathe into Adam and Adam became a living being. This act made man unique to the rest of God’s creation.
Adam wasn’t created to flounder around without a purpose; he immediately showed his role and dominion over the earth by naming the animals and he was quickly placed in the garden to work it and to watch over it. God said that it wasn’t good for man to be alone, so he created Eve from Adam’s rib. The actual word used is ‘built’. So biblically, we could say that Eve was built… Adam recognized that Eve was “bone of his bones and flesh of his flesh (vs. 23)”; the same substance. In God’s sight they are one flesh working together for God’s glory and not their own.
Here we have the institution of marriage demonstrating a man and a woman coming together before God and becoming one flesh. Eve was created to be a helper for Adam. This doesn’t show any inferiority towards Eve, but actually shows that before God they are equal because they are now one flesh. Yes, there are different roles for each, but the two have now come together to help each other to exercise those roles and to do their life purpose.
God has given a unique role for each person he created, usually, this isn’t recognized until you know your life purpose which is to glorify God in all you do. I want to encourage you to discover your purpose here on earth so you do not flounder in your short life. Once you recognize your purpose; you will see the role God has for you and so you can willingly accept it. If you are married, you each have a helper to support you in fulfilling your role and now as one flesh you can work together for God’s glory and not your own. If you are looking to marry, make sure that you and your future spouse recognizes your life’s purpose so you two can move forward in the same direction glorifying God.
Once we recognize our purpose which is to bring glory to God; we will humbly accept whatever role that is given to us and willingly do the work entrusted to us so Christ gets the glory.
First get to know Christ. You will then know your purpose which is to Glorify Him in all you do. Then He will show you what role you have in glorifying Him so you do not flounder in this short life here one earth.
For ye are bought with a price: therefore, glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s…. Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God. 1 Corinthians 6:20, 10:31