Have you ever wondered, “why was I created?” I have. In fact, it was a persistent question that haunted me for years.
I sought answers in the typical ways:
- perhaps I will find fulfillment in being a wife
- perhaps motherhood will fulfill me
- perhaps I’ll find fulfillment in a career
- or maybe it’s this business opportunity
As I have studied those who, seemingly, had found the answer, the common thread seemed to be in the blessing of fatherhood: their fathers had instilled into them as children who they were so finding their way seemed easier.
Discovering the blessing of fatherhood, again, left me without direction because I didn’t have that type of guidance. And perhaps, this is your dilemma. If so, keep reading because I’ll share the answer to this lifelong question.
A Father to the fatherless – Psalms 68:5
God did not leave us hopeless or helpless. Regardless of the reason of our being fatherless, we have a Heavenly Father who loves and cares for us. For those of us who did not get what we needed from parents, God provided Himself as the solution.
When your mother and father forsake you, then I will take you in. Psalms 27:10
Ask God to parent you by asking Him into your heart. Become childlike with Him and allow him to give you what you lack. He is faithful to provide.
Although I didn’t get the blessing of an earthly father, I do have the blessings of my Heavenly Father who answered the question: why was I created?
Therefore we also have as our ambition, whether at home or absent, to be pleasing to Him. 2 Cor 5:9
My daily ambition is to please Him. Then my question became: what pleases God?
- Faith pleases God, for without faith it is impossible to please God: Hebrews 11:6
- Obedience pleases God: Colossians 3:20
- Sacrificing pleases God: Romans 12: 1, Hebrews 13:15-16
When I operate in faith, follow His word, and make spiritual sacrifices, God is well pleased. And it is for God’s good pleasure that I was created. My life has purpose when I am pleasing to Him; in Him I find that fulfillment I craved. Being a wife and mother certainly brought periods of happiness; just like the career and business opportunities. But I have found lifelong fulfillment and completeness in pleasing God. Because I can always find ways to operate in faith, obey Him and make sacrifices, pleasing Him never gets old or boring. So daily, I discover new ways to please Him.
Friends, if you are on that desperate search for fulfillment, I encourage you to search the scriptures and find out what pleases God. Then daily, live to please Him. For that is why you were created too.