Shepherd Daily Devotional – Why are you here?

Written By Ben Dankaka

Meditation – John 3:38

The first thing we learn about God is that He is a Creator. Recall that the first verse in the Bible says, “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.” As you read through the first two chapters of the Bible, the nature of God as Creator is the dominant theme. And as God created the heavens and the earth, you would notice that everything He created was for a purpose. Light, which is the first thing God created, was for the purpose of having times and seasons. Likewise, Man (the last creation of God) was formed to rule the earth. God didn’t create anything for nothing. You see, knowing why you were created is the same as knowing your purpose on earth. Your life’s purpose is the answer to the question: why am I here? To discover your purpose and then live it to the fullest is more important than anything else.

Know that your life’s purpose is God’s original plan for you. Therefore, those who live their purpose get to spend their lives walking with God. So living your purpose occurs through a relationship with God. While He was on earth, Jesus focused on fulfilling His purpose. Like every other person, Jesus had several choices on how to live His life. He could have decided to be a carpenter like His earthly father; he could have accepted Satan’s offer by having control of the earthly kingdoms. But Jesus chose to do what God sent Him to do. Imagine what the world would have missed if Jesus had not fulfilled his assignment. As a Christian, know that Jesus was not the only one with an assignment from God. Also, Spiritual leaders are not the only ones God calls. You too have a divine assignment. Live your purpose.

Prayer: Dear Lord, show me my divine assignment. Amen.


Unless otherwise stated all scripture quotations are from the Holy Bible, New International Version.