Daily Encouragement: Year 1, Day 46

Adapted from Handbook to Leadership

Personal Development: Purpose/Passion

Ephesians 3:2–11

What was God’s purpose when He created the universe? The short answer is, we don’t really know (Isaiah 55:8–9; 1 Corinthians 13:12).

We simply do not have the capacity to grasp God’s ultimate purposes in creating the cosmos. Scripture does, however, reveal fragments of God’s purposes that relate to our lives in this world.

God’s eternal purposes reflect His perfect and eternal wisdom, and He has designed the world in such a way that we are most happy when God is glorified in our lives. For reasons that are incomprehensible to us, God has a passion for intimacy with His people, and we participate in His eternal purposes when we pursue Him with an undivided heart.

Do you believe that God’s purpose for your life is better than any purpose you could construct for yourself? If so, what implications does this have for you?

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