What is the Purpose of Your Life?

Getting stuck in the middle of Colorado during a blizzard, one wouldn’t expect to feel safe. But what if you were staying in a cabin with walls made of logs 5-foot in diameter, and a foundation built into the solid granite of a mountain? In today’s Take Five, Kasey Leander compares this story to the pressure of living up to our own expectations and, oftentimes, a crippling fear of failure, exploring Jesus’ claim that he is the solid foundation on which our purpose can be built and what it might mean to know your purpose and meaning in life is safe and secure.

Viktor Frankl once wrote that, “Life is not primarily a quest for pleasure, as Freud believed, or a quest for power, as Alfred Adler taught, but rather a quest for meaning.” But the question then becomes where are we supposed to find that meaning for our lives?

Our culture has a really simple answer to this, and it’s and it goes like this: look within yourself find your own meaning…find the one thing that represents your ultimate dream…If you’ve never asked yourself why you got out of bed in the morning, there’s a pretty good chance you’re living out that answer by default.

There’s a flip side to that idea, and it’s hopeful. In a world where there is a God, then everything we do ultimately matters.

Make it Personal

  • Have you taken the time to ask, “what gets me out of bed in the morning?” Or are you living a life of meaning by default?

  • If everything thing we do matters, how might that change the way we approach our lives, and our relationships with our families and neighbors?