Live your life: it has a divine purpose

Rev Trevor Gillanders
Rev Trevor Gillanders

The God who created you for Himself has never made any mistakes. There have been no failures or flaws in His plan and programme for you.

Genesis 1:1 says, “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” Since this is true, there can be no such thing as an accident. In this first verse of the Bible, the theory of naturalism is proven incorrect. Naturalism states that the supernatural does not exist and that the world and its inhabitants evolved by chance into what they are today.

There is no room for chance if you believe God is creator and sustainer. People who believe the world came about by chance are simply saying that at one time nobody and nothing existed, but somehow that nothing then produced everything!

It’s important that we see the flaws in this worldview because many of us live by a philosophy of luck or chance when actually God sovereignly allows things to happen in our lives for His purpose. In fact, God created each one of us on purpose—with a plan in mind. When we don’t connect with His purpose, our lives lose their meaning.If you know that God purposefully created and sustains you, you know you are not a mistake. You are not the coming together of random forces in the universe. Rather, you are the direct result of God’s power and work.

The Bible records the lives of many people who had a relationship with God. Therefore we learn that a huge part of God’s purpose for man is to have a relationship with Him, to know Him, to be loved by Him, and to be guided by Him. In fact, as we read the Bible, we learn that God delighted in this kind of relationship.

Jesus Christ is the way into this wonderful relationship. That was the reason He came; to purchase for us forgiveness on the cross. All that is required is that we repent of our sin and receive Christ as our Saviour, and our relationship with God takes on a whole new meaning.

You have a divine purpose.