Sometimes we hear the question, “What is the purpose of my life?” This is a tough question, right? Does anyone here want to guess? Let’s hear some of your thoughts.
Purpose can simply mean your reason for doing something, or even deeper, the reason that you exist.
Remember our first truth? You were made on purpose for a purpose.
God’s second X and O in His game plan focuses on purpose! As a group, let’s take a few minutes to talk about our purpose on this team. Is it to score points? Win games? To have fun? What do you think your purpose is on this team? (Coach, let them talk for a few minutes).
When an architect works, he or she plans out the structure that will be built. There’s purpose behind each section. If it were all random work, the structure would fail.
We are not here by some accident or coincidence. Our lives are purposeful and intentionally designed by God. God has a purpose for creating and designing us, a purpose that will not fail.
The Bible tell us, “You can make many plans, but the Lord’s purpose will prevail.” – Proverbs 19:21
Have you ever made a game plan that didn’t work out the way you wanted? Think for a few minutes about how you felt when the plan you thought of didn’t work the way you wanted. Then, share how you felt with the person next to you.
Sometimes, our plans don’t work out the way that we want. It can feel frustrating. But want to know the good news? We don’t have to rely on our plans. God already has the perfect plan for our lives.
We are His masterpiece and God has planned for us to purposefully do good works. When we give our lives to Christ and choose to live for Him, we take on His characteristics. God calls us to love others, give generously, help others, be kind and many other ways we can show Jesus to others. We see this in Ephesians 2:10, “For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.”
When we realize we are here for a purpose, and follow this purpose and God’s plan for us, we have joy. Let’s listen to Romans 15:13 together:
“I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit.” – Romans 15:13
Here’s the point: when we trust that God has the perfect plan for our lives and decide to follow Him in faith, we never have to worry about feeling truly alone or unequipped. God’s plan isn’t just for His benefit—actually, God’s plan benefits us—but, we’ll learn about God’s love for us and how it benefits us in the coming weeks.
As we continue to practice today, remember that God made you for a purpose! And this purpose has already been planned by God for you to fulfill. We just have to obey Him and His Word!
Let’s huddle up repeat after me:
“God made me for a purpose!”
“God’s plan is perfect!”
Say it again, this time louder!
Let’s close in prayer together:
“Dear God, thank You for making me on purpose for a purpose. I know I am Your masterpiece and You have planned for me to do good works. I pray I continue to find joy in doing Your plan for me. Amen.”