Created for a purpose

The definition of the word purpose is “the reason for which something is done or created, or for which something exists.” When something is created, it is created for a reason…a purpose.

Sometimes when something is created though, it may take a while to figure out how to use what has been created for its sole purpose. Sometimes, the thing that has been created, has been misused in some way and it is left with marks. This doesn’t mean to say that it still cannot be used though.

I have a potato peeler that has been used so much that it fell apart. I have managed to bind it back together though with tape and I still use it. It doesn’t look great, but it still works…and still does the job that it was created to do.
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I believe that God created me, therefore He created me for a purpose…for His purpose. But sometimes when difficulties happen in our lives it is hard to see what that purpose is, especially when we have been marred. For a long time, because of the abuse that I suffered, I didn’t believe that I could be used for anything. I had been damaged, so why would God use me?

I have learnt though that in whatever situation happens, if I keep my focus on Him, God works through it and will use it for His purpose. He did not create the situations that I had to endure, but He did create me.

“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose” (Romans 8:28).

10 thoughts on “Created for a purpose”

  1. I enjoyed your post Lynne. Sometimes our purpose is found in being strength for someone who needs it when we recognize the pain we’ve felt in their lives.

    I liked the peeler you mentioned. It reminds me that no matter what the world may do to us, our God can restore us and work His purpose through us. I pray that you continue to be used abundantly in God’s purpose and that you will bless many.

    Have a wonderful weekend.

    Visiting from FMF #75 if you’d like to visit. Take care!

    1. Thank you Kelly for taking time to read. I agree that God makes us all beautiful despite how broken we are, and He will use each and every one of us. God bless you 😊

  2. This is beautiful! I love how even when we feel broken and damaged God can heal and restore us and that he has a purpose for us, that there can even be a purpose in the brokenness as he works all things together for good. Visiting from FMF.

    1. Thank you Lesley for reading. God is great, isn’t He. It really doesn’t matter what we are like, He will still use us ☺️ This is so comforting.

  3. Amen to these words: “if I keep my focus on Him” as a way to not only discover our purpose but to grow into greater Christ-likeness through it. Wise words. Thank you, Lynne! Bless you, friend 🙂

  4. Beautiful post — and the peeler is such a good example. I’m glad not only that God can use us when we are broken but that He also mends us, in His time and way. Thanks for writing.

    Jeannie (at #44 in FMF linkup)

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