Do You Know Why God Made You?

Day 1 of 7 • This day’s reading

Devotional

Each of us has a name in Heaven that unique­ly fits us.

The Bible says you were created and set apart by God: "Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart" (Jer­emiah 1:5). God created you and set you apart for a purpose. "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future" (Jeremiah 29:11).

If you are going to discover how God wants to use your life and work, you must know why you were created. If you start trying to determine your purpose in life before understanding why you were created, you will in­evitably get hung up on the things you do as the basis for fulfillment in your life, which will only lead to frustration and disappointment. As we begin this study, ask God to reveal His unique purpose during our 7 days together.