We are created for a purpose
Regular contributor Ruth Lilley encourages us to discover and pursue the purpose that God has for our lives.
I am often fascinated by the many thoughts that run through my mind in what seems like a brief moment. Recently, my train of thought started somewhere, journeyed on and led me to think, ‘I hope I am in the right place for You, Heavenly Father and that You would continue to guide me and open the doors You would have me go through.’
At the time I was reading a passage in Exodus - just a few verses about the instructions God gave Moses about making the tabernacle, above. The Lord told Moses He had chosen Bezalel and Oholiab, and that He had given them wisdom and skill to make all God was commanding.
As I read the commentary which went with the passage, it explained the meanings of Bezalel and Oholiab and how their names were completely appropriate for the chief craftsmen working on the tabernacle. It made me think about how these two people were purposed, even down to the names they were given years before they were called to complete the work on the tabernacle.
Then, as my thinking travelled on, my heart was reminded that I too am purposed: ‘For you created my inmost being, you knit me together in my mother’s womb…all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.’ Psalm 139 v13 & 16 (NIV)
How exciting to know that we are created for a purpose. Each and every day there is something specific that only we are called to do. David, who wrote the words of that Psalm, had the calling of a King. Our calling might not be so impressive, but it is still of equal importance. Our calling is also unique and one that only we can fulfil.
With each new day, I am able to seek out my purpose for that particular day. Just as God blessed Bezalel and Oholiab with the wisdom and skill they needed to fulfil their purpose, so too will He bless me with all I need.
I love how God, through His Spirit, weaves thoughts and moments together. On that same morning, I went on to read: “Cause me to hear Your lovingkindness in the morning, for in You do I trust; Cause me to know the way in which I should walk, For I lift up my soul to You.” Psalm 143:8 (NKJV).
Simple trust is all I need. To know, as I lift up my soul, that God’s loving kindness is sufficient and that He will make known to me the way in which I should walk. We are purposed for something beautiful. I hope that I am brave enough to step out in that purpose today.
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Ruth Lilley teaches at an infant school in Norwich. She also enjoys writing, and writes a regular blog called ‘With Every Sun Comes A New Day.’
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