Feeling as if you have no purpose can lead to depression.

I want tell you (and possibly you have never heard anyone say this,) the need for purpose is one of the great deceptions by the spirit of this age.

By feasting on the need for purpose within God’s people, ministries are making big profits with this proverbial carrot on a stick that keeps God’s heritage from their true calling, which to rest in God, who by his grace will fulfill his good pleasure in our lives as we trust in him.

The constant quest for purpose can lead a person’s soul into anxiety and discontentment, so much so that there is no rest in the soul.

Yet the call of Christ is quite the opposite.

Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light. ~ Matthew 11:28-30

When we examine God’s people within scripture who made a significant mark in their generation and within history, they were were minding their own business when God arrested their attention for his purpose.

The truth is, God has a purpose for all of our lives, and that purpose is spelled out in the New Testament. He has called us to peace. He has called us to find our joy and rejoicing in knowing him, and that is the purpose to which we are called.

When we make it our aim to rest in him and rejoice in the fellowship of knowing him we will see his hand in our lives. The end result is our calling (what we refer to as purpose) will spring forth unto his glory.

Except the Lord build the house, they labor in vain that build it: except the Lord keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain. It is vain for you to rise up early, to sit up late, to eat the bread of sorrows: for so he giveth his beloved sleep (rest). ~ Psalm 127:1-2

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