The Reason You Were Created


What were you created to be and do? If you can’t figure out your purpose on earth, you’re in the right place. Here, you’ll find the reason you were created. We’ll start in the beginning and walk — one step at a time — into our purpose.

Maybe you thought you were created to be a wife and mother. Then your husband unexpectedly died or walked out on you, and your whole life was shattered. Maybe you thought you were created to be an astronaut, athlete, welder or wigmaker. Maybe you thought you’d have children but instead you were diagnosed with infertility (like me!).

It took me a long time to learn the reason I was created. It’s taken even longer to actually take steps toward fulfilling my purpose and growing into who God wants me to be! For instance, I always loved reading but never dreamed I was good enough to be a writer. I don’t mean “good enough” in terms of writing skills…I mean worthy enough to write articles and books that people might want to read.









What about you — do you have a secret longing or wish to be something or someone you’re not? Maybe you know the reason you were created but you’re scared to pursue your dreams. You’re worried about what people think, or anxious about money, or confused about where to start.

It’s time to take one step toward fulfilling your purpose here on earth.

The Reason You Were Created – Step 1

This article is part of my “She Blossoms Through the Bible” project. I’m writing an article for every chapter in every book of the Bible.

The Reason You Were Created – Step 1This is the first blog post; the next one is What You Were Created to Do – Step 2. By the time I reach Revelation 22:21 (“The grace of the Lord Jesus be with all the saints. Amen.”), I’ll have written 1,189 “Blossoming Through the Bible” blog posts! Yikes. Talk about stepping out in faith.

In each article, I share:

  • What the chapter says about God
  • What the chapter says about us
  • One practical, productive step forward

In this article, we get a glimpse of God in Genesis 1:1. The more we know about Him, the more we know about ourselves…because He isn’t just the reason we were created…He is our Creator.

About God

God is creative, playful, abundant, and good. He created an infinite variety of vegetation, fruit, plants, livestock, fish, land birds, winged birds, and wildlife. He created tastes, textures, colors, smells, sizes, shapes and forms. Not to mention the sun, moon, stars, planet, solar system and universe! And us. God created us for a reason.

God is not alone. God repeatedly refers to Himself in the plural, both in Hebrew (Elohim) and in English (“Let Us make man in Our image…”). “God” includes Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit (Ruach, which means breath or wind in Hebrew). He has angels, and He refers to the “sons of God.” The Bible is a deep place of mystery and awe, but one thing is certain: God is not alone. And neither are we. That’s one of the reasons you were created: to have a relationship with God through Jesus.



Need encouragement? Get a beautiful FREE "She Blossoms" 2019 calendar when you sign up for my free weekly Blossom Tips!

One Blossom Tip a week. Short and sweet. You'll love it.

* indicates required



If you don’t feel close to God, read From Believing in God to Having a Relationship With Jesus.

God has a heartbeat, a rhythm. In Genesis 1:1 you see a definite pattern or beat of creation. God spoke the heavens and the earth into existence, and His word brought life to the world. He didn’t just wave a magic wand and voila! Earth exists. Rather, God took time to create the Heavens and the earth. He shaped us — you and me — out of the dirt in the ground. He made us for a specific reason, and He wants us to live into who He created us to be.

God creates light in the darkness. Are you looking for light, love, life, abundance and joy? Of course you are! That’s the reason you were created: to search for His light in this dark world. God wants to bless us with freedom, grace, and beauty. His love, compassion, kindness and justice spills out of Him to the ends of the earth.

About You

God created you in His image. Look at those attributes of God: He is creative, playful, abundant, and good. If you know Jesus, you have the same qualities! Christians shouldn’t be dour, negative, stoic or complain-y. We were created during the same week God created light, joy, festivals, fruit, love and relationships. We were created to walk in light, glory, and fullness of life. The reason we were created was good, and we should celebrate! How? By enjoying our lives, by blossoming into who God created us to be.

You are empty without God. God created you to be part of Him. He sent Jesus to show us the way, and He gave us the Holy Spirit to guide and comfort us. You’re searching for something to fill the emptiness in your heart, soul, and spirit. You feel empty and alone because you aren’t walking with Jesus.

You are blossoming. You want more from your life — that’s why you’re asking “why was I created?” You’re reading this article because you want to live more fully and experience more joy, freedom, and peace! I know. I felt exactly the same way. The good news is that the reason you’re wondering why you were created is because God is calling you. He wants you to take one step forward in faith. He has planted seeds that have taken root and are sprouting.

You are a child of God. God created you on purpose, for a purpose. One of the things I love best about Him is that He requires us to take action. He doesn’t just pour gifts and blessings into our lives; He asks us to work towards creating a life that suits us. This means taking steps of faith, making sacrifices, and trusting that you really are His child. God really did create you for a reason.

Step 1: The Reason You Were Created

Believe that God made you for a purpose. You won’t get far if your faith is weak. If you’re struggling to believe God created you for a reason, ask Him to increase your faith. I know for a fact that He created you to glorify Him (Isaiah 43:7). God created you because He wants a relationship with you. He wants you to blossom and flourish in this world. Your pain and suffering is part of your growth. Your loneliness, sorrow, disappointment, anger and heartache aren’t easy to bear…but they will help you grow into the woman God created you to be.

The Reason You Were Created - Step 1Create something only you can do. You won’t find your purpose in life if you keep looking away from God. My “She Blossoms” blogs are a great example: I started blogging 10 years ago. I wrote tips-based articles — some right here on BlossomTips.com — to make money as a writer. I loved writing and SEO (search engine optimization); I especially loved combining my blogging and SEO skills to earn a living! She Blossoms is something only I can do, but I’m not the only blogger on the internet. My first book — Growing Forward When You Can’t Go Back — is something only I could write, but I’m not the only writer in the world.

What will you create? Maybe it’s a blog, or a garden. Maybe you’ll create a company, or a family. Maybe you want to start a church, or a free neighborhood library. Maybe you like to cook, bake, bbq or broil. Maybe you love to learn, or run like the wind. Create something you’re interested in or curious about.

Your job is to figure out the unique reason you were created. We were all created to glorify and worship God. We were all created to pursue and explore our own individual passions, interests, skills, and gifts. That’s step one. When you start creating stuff only you can create, you’ll start discovering the reason God created you.

If you don’t know what to created or where to start, read How to Figure Out What God Wants You to Do.

What do you think? Your comments — big and little — are welcome below! Why were you created, and what do you want to create in your life? If you had all the money, time, and resources in the world, what would you do? Who do you want to be? Who does God want you to be?

May you find joy, hope, and freedom as you take step one into the reason you were created. I pray for God’s blessing to continue to fall on you, and for your relationship with Jesus to grow stronger and brighter. I pray the Holy Spirit floods into your life, and that you walk boldly and bravely into the new season God has planned.

I pray that you blossom into who God created you to be.

With His love,

Laurie



Share your thoughts below - you won't be judged or criticized! I read every comment, but can't always respond personally.

If you need relationship help, get Mort Fertel's 7 Steps to Fixing Your Marriage - and FREE advice, no strings attached.







xo



My Books - She Blossoms

Growing Forward When You Can't Go Back She Blossoms Laurie Pawlik
Growing Forward When You Can't Go Back - to help you walk through loss into a new season of life. I share glimpses into my life with a schizophrenic mother, living in foster homes, teaching in Africa, and coping with infertility. Woven through the book are practical, encouraging Blossom Tips to help you grow and flourish!





How to Let Go of Someone You Love She Blossoms Laurie Pawlik

How to Let Go of Someone You Love - Powerful Secrets (and Practical Tips!) for Healing Your Heart After a Breakup. Do you feel like you'll never get over your broken heart? This ebook - available immediately - will help you heal. It's time to let go of what was, and embrace what will be.





When You Miss Him Like Crazy She Blossoms Laurie Pawlik

When You Miss Him Like Crazy - 25 Lessons to Move You From Broken to Blossoming After a Breakup! You miss him desperately right now, but you won't always feel this way. This warm, comforting ebook will give you the tools, encouragement and strength you need to move through the pain and start blossoming - today!




Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

8 thoughts on “The Reason You Were Created

  • Heather Hamilton

    Thank you, thank you, thank you Laurie for your hard work on She Blossoms!!! I truly think I was led to your group as my blossoming had become “stagnant” for some time 😕 Your writing gives me hope! I am a Christian, but had fallen away for years. I’ve been a lot closer to God this year & feel his calling more than ever ❤️ May God continue to bless you with your talents and with your healing 😊

    Much love,
    Heather Hamilton

    • Laurie Post author

      Thank you so much, Heather!

      I’m glad you’re here, and that you’re finding She Blossoms helpful 🙂 Thank you for your prayers and blessings – I appreciate your words more than you know.

      With His love,
      Laurie

  • Tracey

    Oh Laurie – May God bless you abundantly for your obedience and faithfulness to His calling on your life. As another respondent said, the timing of your emails is always perfect! I’ve sat here this morning crying buckets because your email about waiting for a new season struck such a chord. Yesterday I had another one of many days when I felt in the depths of despair – my hope has disappeared and I allowed the emptiness and loneliness to overwhelm me. Sometimes it feels like being a Christian is just another one of the many things I’m failing dismally at. Thank you for your wise words and helping me to see that God understands all this and He is there, even if I don’t see it right now. x

    • Laurie Post author

      Thank you for being here, Tracey – I missed your comment, for some reason. It landed in the wrong bucket!
      I’m both sad and glad that my email about waiting for a new season struck such a chord in you! It’s good to cry, very healing and cleansing. But it’s hard, too. It doesn’t feel good to be sad and broken. I hope you’re finding joy and feeling hopeful again.
      How are you doing these days?
      With His love,
      Laurie

  • Bonnie Damon

    This is wonderful Laurie! I feel like I am on a journey to find out about my true calling! I have been trying to figure out my “career” my whole life. I am so interested in lots of different things, most of which you really can’t make a living with, though! When I took personality tests and the like for job applications, my answers were so mixed that one of them said not to apply again for 18 months! I guess they thought I wasn’t being truthful, but I was very honest, probably more than most people! You are right about different seasons in your life, and now I guess I am in “winter” (and my hair is white, too — ha, ha). I have been searching what to do now with my life. I would like to make a difference in the world, too.