Psalm 86:11 (erv)
I know we’ve been studying verses most of this week, but I want to end this style of devotional on one final thought and collection of scriptures: talking about what we’re made for. We’re made for more.
You and I were created for amazing, incredible things, and for a unique, awesome purpose. But all too often, we forget that. And we begin to feel confused and conflicted about God’s plan for us, and the fact that He has one at all.
His plans for us far exceed our own. But often times, that’s the problem. His plans are different than ours, so often times, they’re overlooked or unrealized. We forget that we’re made for so much more, because we’re so closely focused on what we think we’re missing or lacking.
Today, here’s your reminder(s). You were made for more.
John 15:11 – I have told you these things so that you can have the true happiness that I have. I want you to be completely happy.
John 15:16 – “You did not choose me. I chose you. And I gave you this work: to go and produce fruit—fruit that will last. Then the Father will give you anything you ask for in my name.
Ephesians 5:2 – Live a life of love. Love others just as Christ loved us. He gave himself for us—a sweet-smelling offering and sacrifice to God.
Philippians 3:7 – At one time all these things were important to me. But because of Christ, I decided that they are worth nothing.
Philippians 3:12 – I don’t mean that I am exactly what God wants me to be. I have not yet reached that goal. But I continue trying to reach it and make it mine. That’s what Christ Jesus wants me to do. It is the reason he made me his.
1 John 4:12 – No one has ever seen God. But if we love each other, God lives in us. If we love each other, God’s love has reached its goal—it is made perfect in us.
Do you struggle with knowing your value and purpose? If so, it’s okay! I think It’s normal, but maybe I’m biased. Even so, spend time in your journal today writing about those struggles and concerns.
For a reassurance of God’s good plans for your life.