First of all, if you didn’t read through the highlights on the devotional from day one, It All Starts with God, you should check that out first.
I shared with you all that I found The Purpose Driven Life on accident and have never read it. I was pleasantly surprised to find out it was a devotional that could be read in 5 minutes each day! Since I know we all are asking ourselves, What’s my purpose? Why am I here? What does God want from me? I wanted to share some highlights from each day’s devotional where Rick Warren addresses these core questions. At the end of each chapter he gives us a thought to ponder, a related scripture verse and question to consider regarding our own lives.
You Are Not an Accident
Day 2 Highlights:
I have heard many times….” I was an accident.” Meaning that the parents didn’t plan their child’s birth. Well guess what? My husband and I were surprised to find out we were pregnant with our second child, Lucas, and we KNOW he was not an accident. And neither are you!
(Page 22 & 23)
You are alive because God wanted to create you!
Nothing in your life is arbitrary. It’s all for a purpose.
Many children are unplanned by their parents, but they are not unplanned by God.
God’s purpose took into account human error, and even sin.
God never does anything accidentally, and he never makes mistakes.
(Page 24 & 25)
God’s motive for creating you was his love. The Bible says; “Long before he laid down earth’s foundations, he has us in his mind, had settled on us as the focus of his love.”
Why did God do all this? Why did he create a universe for us? Because he is a God of love. It is difficult to fathom, but its fundamentally reliable.
You were created as a special object of God’s love.
God didn’t need to create you. He wanted to make you in order to express his love.
If there was no God, we would all be “accidents,” the result of astronomical random chance in the universe. We would have no purpose, no meaning or significance.
We discover our meaning and purpose only when we make God the reference point of our lives.
Comment below your thoughts or reactions to this devotional topic. Does it hit home with you? Someone you know?
Thanks for joining me! Check back tomorrow for Day 3, What Drives Your Life?
WRITTEN BY: KRISTEN OLIVER
CONTENT FROM: WARREN, R. (2002).THE PURPOSE DRIVEN LIFE. GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN: ZONDERVAN.