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 NIV
As it measures the quality of life in Canada, Statistics Canada annually releases its report on meaning and purpose in Canada. In late 2021, 59% of the population aged 15 years and older in Canada’s provinces reported having a strong sense of meaning and purpose, meaning they said they felt strongly that the things they do in life are worthwhile. This share was 61% among women and 57% among men. 69% of rural residents felt strongly that the things they do in life are worthwhile compared with 58% of urban residents.
One of the greatest challenges that human beings face is discovering their purpose in life. Here in Canada we are told that we are a product of millions of years of natural selection, that there is no intelligent design to this world and to our lives. No wonder people struggle with determining their purpose. The Bible teaches something entirely different. Listen to what the Apostle Paul writes in Romans 8:28: “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.” God has a purpose for each of our lives, and when we come to faith in Jesus, it is because God is working out His purpose for our lives. If you are looking for your purpose in life, first put your faith and trust in your Creator, Jesus Christ. He has a purpose in calling you to know Him, and He will then work out His will in your life as you surrender your will to His. There is no greater fulfillment than to find yourself in the centre of God’s will for your life.
These have been words from the heart.