If you’re looking to find your God-given purpose in life, the Bible is loaded with verses about purpose.
If you are questioning what your purpose is in life—you’re not alone. It can be overwhelming to think that so many people are trying to find their purpose and meaning, but what if we looked at it a different way? We ask this question, because we were designed on purpose, for a purpose.
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If we want to find the answer for our purpose, we must go to the One who created our purpose—God. His Word, the Bible, tells the true story of his purpose bringing reconciliation through his Son, Jesus, so that he could be in relationship with us (Colossians 1:15-23).
God also speaks about our God-given purpose through the scriptures. If you are wanting to know how to find your purpose in life, start with the Bible. These 20 Bible verses have been carefully chosen to help give you a starting point to discovering your God-given purpose.
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Here are 20 Bible verses to help your discover your God-given purpose:
God designed us with a plan and purpose
For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them. Ephesians 2:10
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11
Who saved us and called us to a holy calling, not because of our works but because of his own purpose and grace, which he gave us in Christ Jesus before the ages began. 2 Timothy 1:9
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28
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God designed us for relationship
“As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love.” John 15:9
Jesus replied: “’Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’’ Matthew 22:37-39
God designed to share the Gospel
Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Matthew 28:18-20
Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous works among all the peoples! Psalm 96:3
And he said to them, “Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation.” Mark 16:13
God designed us to be like Jesus
Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will. Romans 12:2
And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit. 2 Corinthians 3:18
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God designed us to Praise and worship him:
But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. 1 Peter 2:9
Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.” John 4:23-24
“Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship.” Romans 12:1
God designed us to bring him glory
But I have raised you up for this very purpose, that I might show you my power and that my name might be proclaimed in all the earth. Exodus 9:16
For everything comes from him and exists by his power and is intended for his glory. All glory to him forever! Amen. Romans 11:36
In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father. Matthew 5:16
God designed us to Serve Others
Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. 1 Peter 4:10
Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving. Colossians 3:23-24
And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. Colossians 3:14-1