Created On Purpose With Purpose

Day 2 of 7 • This day’s reading

Devotional

"Created To Create


God’s original intent was itself intentional, which is evidenced by some very purposeful actions. The composition and varied uniqueness of DNA is one piece of evidence. This common thread of design is actually evidence of a common designer. The specified complexity of the messages within our cells not only tells us how we should look, act, talk, and walk, but it also can begin to reveal the purposeful, thoughtful, and intentional nature of the designer that composed those cells. 


Other evidence may not be as immediately apparent. For example, the circumstances you’ve endured can reveal a lot about what you’re designed to do. God is the ultimate builder and creator. And we can rest assured that a God that is that specific in designing His creations, especially man who He formed by hand and blew His own breath into, would not create that species without a purpose. He would not create you without a purpose. Your presence on earth is proof that you are necessary. You have value. You have an assignment. You have a purpose!


Ephesians 2:10 says, “For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.” The Creator created us to create. This is why you feel fulfilled when you complete an assignment or build a team. This is why the accomplishment you feel inside when you see your vision become a reality cannot be compared to simply being given a sum of money. He created you for “good works prepared beforehand,” which means He saw your purpose before He saw you. In other words, the reason He created you was because He needed to. There was something that He needed you to do on Earth, so He made you so that it would get done. Once you discover your “it” you will feel closer to your Creator than ever before. In order to discover your “it” or your purpose, you will need to identify your specific uniqueness. As is the case with the “specified complexity” of DNA, you and I are both complex and designed for specific tasks. 


Theologian G.K. Chesterton said, “Do not free a camel of the burden of his hump; you may be freeing him from being a camel.”