Made For a Purpose

A devotion on Ephesians 2:10

For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared before that we would walk in them.
–Ephesians 2:10

Today’s verse tends to stir up all sorts of controversy at times because of the implication of predestination. That word, predestination, scares some people. But that’s only because they don’t know what it really means — in relationship to God, anyway.

Some people believe that when God speaks of predestination, He is talking about a select group of people He has already chosen to be saved and that nothing they do will change that. Likewise, no matter what someone who hasn’t been predestined does, heaven is out of the question for them.

This is simply not true. We are all predestined to glorify God and give Him praise through the way we live our lives here on earth. That is one of the primary reasons He created us. It is our original (predestined) purpose. Yours… mine… everyone’s.

But God also created us with free will. We can choose not to fulfill our original purpose, to listen to Satan’s temptations, and to turn our backs on God.

You have been made for a purpose. When you follow God, you are living out your purpose. Are you doing what you were created to do?

Prayer

God in heaven, Please give me the desire and guidance to do Your will for my life. I want to be pleasing and acceptable to You. In the name of Jesus I pray, Amen.

Reflection

How often do I ask God to show me which direction to take? How often do I consider whether or not I am doing His will for my life?