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Your Purpose

Anchor Devotional - 08.13.15


"For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me will find it."
(Matthew 16:25)

Matthew 16:24-28

Why do you go on living? At some point each one of us has considered and wondered about our purpose in life. Does my life even have purpose? And in that purpose, do I matter? On days when I feel my lowest, my thoughts wander, tempting me to think that I have no purpose at all.

Yet, in Christ, we always have a purpose. There is always meaningfulness and excitement in one form or another when we follow Jesus. Left to our own desires, our purposes fail us. We may desire recognition, success, or popularity. Many of us are searching for acceptance. We find that even when achieved, the satisfaction we derive from these desires is hollow, and at best fleeting.

There is only one true meaning and purpose in life, and His name is Jesus Christ. If you give your life to Him, you will find that He is your all in all, the very reason you can see His purposes in you even through the pains and agonies of this life. When you lose your life for Christ, you will indeed find it in Him, if not in this life, then surely in the next.

Scripture Focus

Matthew 16:24-28

Insight

Lord, thank you for giving my life purpose. I want to live for you and give my life to you, because you gave yours for me.

Read the Bible

  • Job 1-2
  • Psalm 43
  • Luke 6