We’ve all thought it before. “What are we here for?” It’s a valid question because this life, this existence must have some purpose and meaning to it. We’re created with the built-in ability to seek out bigger things and we want to know the reasons for our life. God speaks to us just as he spoke to Jeremiah when he said, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart” (Jeremiah 1:5).
God has created a unique you and he has a very specific plan for your life. That great talent you were born with? God gave you that. That physical handicap that you live with? God uses that as part of his plan. That divorce or battle with addiction you’re facing? Experiences that God allows to make you stronger. But what’s it all for? Why are some blessed with strength while others are tormented with trials? Why do some people have many talents while others seem to have few? Our entire being, every experience and trait and quirk that make us who we are is part of God’s plan.
We are God’s workmanship (Ephesians 2:10). God’s ideas are good ideas and since he created you, you are good in his eyes like the rest of his creation. “God doesn’t make no junk” the cliché says, and it’s entirely true. Your life was ultimately made to glorify God. The choices you make, how you use your talents, the perseverance you show. All are used to bring glory to God and to show the world that God knows exactly what he’s doing. “For this God is our God forever and ever; he will be our guide even to the end” (Psalm 48:14).