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Day 2 – Created with a Purpose

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And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul
~ Genesis 2:7 ~

And the Spirit and the body are the soul of man.
~Doctrine and Covenants 88:15 ~

The greatest hope of all is knowing that our existence is not something that was random or happenstance. No, as we discover the simple and plain truths of our Heavenly Father, we come to understand He created us with a purpose. There is no greater truth under Heaven than this: we are children of God. That this life may bring happiness and may also bring sorrow. Our purpose is to experience and learn to distinguish good from evil. To make correct choices as God, through the Holy Spirit, guides us to do good. All we need to do is follow Him. The adversary desires for us to ignore such truths. The Adversary desires to entice us away from those things of God. As we choose to follow Christ, keep his commandments, we shall grow in wisdom and strength of character. Regardless of where we are at and what we have experienced, are presently enduring, and may endure; we are able to experience joy and face those challenges with a spirit of peace.

Gordon B. Hinckley taught:

There is no more compelling motivation to worthwhile endeavor than the knowledge that we are children of God, that God expects us to do something with our lives, and that He will give us help when help is sought

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Knowing we are created with a divine purpose gives us pause to consider our understanding of who we are. Gives us pause to consider the reason we are here and experiencing this life. And gives us pause to consider our destiny. Our Heavenly Father knows each and every one of us intimately.

Knowing we are created with a divine purpose gives us pause to consider our understanding of who we are.

Yet, many today attempt to convince themselves, whereby they also attempt to convince others, that this life is mere happenstance. Life is random. That the only means by which a person is able to define their own sense of purpose is from within themselves. To them, they deny their Father in Heaven. They deny their own divine purpose and only seek to find themselves in this life.

As we study through the Old Testament, we learn the purpose of our creation. To experience mortality, and to attain the happiness that is eternal. A peace that is eternal. To experience the love of our Heavenly Father through the infinite atonement of Jesus Christ. If our Heavenly Father desired the redemption, immortality, and eternal life of each one of us – then there ought to be a divine purpose for our existence.

Key Point

Our life is not mere happenstance or random – we are created with a purpose in mind

Meditate and Ponder

What does scripture say about who I am? What significant purpose is my life? Where am I going – what is my eternal destiny?

4 thoughts on “Day 2 – Created with a Purpose”

    1. There is a recent push for many to declare that one is capable of finding meaning and purpose without God or religion. I came across an article from the Objective Standard that takes a viewpoint where one is not able to find purpose and meaning within a religious faith or belief. Craig Biddle wrote: “Religionists bastardize the concept of “purpose” (and the related concept of “meaning”) in an effort to convince people—often the young—that there can be no objective purpose in life unless it comes ultimately from God.” and is in the article Purpose Comes from Reason – Not Religion (May 21, 2019).

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        1. I agree. It is exactly what the Savior taught – those who find their lives shall lose it. And those who lose their lives for His sake shall find it. When we humble ourselves and seek after the Kingdom of God – we shall receive blessings beyond measure.

          Sadly, many miss this simple, and yet profound, truth.

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