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.
This 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.
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.
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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.
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.
Create 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's "She Blossoms" Books
Growing Forward When You Can't Go Back offers hope, encouragement, and strength for women walking through loss. My Blossom Tips are fresh and practical - they stem from my own experiences with a schizophrenic mother, foster homes, a devastating family estrangement, and infertility.
How to Let Go of Someone You Love: Powerful Secrets (and Practical Tips!) for Healing Your Heart is filled with comforting and healthy breakup advice. The Blossom Tips will help you loosen unhealthy attachments to the past, seal your heart with peace, and move forward with joy.
When You Miss Him Like Crazy: 25 Lessons to Move You From Broken to Blossoming After a Breakup will help you refocus your life, re-create yourself, and start living fully again! Your spirit will rise and you'll blossom into who you were created to be.