Made for Another World

Friday, October 24, 2014

This is Day 24 of a 31 Day writing challenge. To read more about my 31 Days series and to catch up on any posts you've missed, be sure to check out my post 31 Days of INSPIRE!

As humans, I think there are certain fundamental questions that we all ask at one time or another. 

Sometime around the teenage years, we start to wake up to the fact that we can think for ourselves. As children, we don't usually question the basic facts of life- they just are. We hear what our parents tell us about God, church, and life in general, and whether we realize it or not, we usually just accept it.

But eventually we start to think things through on our own. We are no longer satisfied with just how things are. Instead, we need to know if we actually believe them.

And one of the questions we start to ask ourselves is why are we here? Does it really matter?

What is it all for?

We have this innate desire for purpose in our lives. We want it to mean something.

There are people who, after asking themselves these questions, come to the conclusion that there is no meaning. There is no real purpose for life- we're simply here.

But it seems to me that even these people come up with some explanation of what their life is for. Perhaps they decide it's simply to "do no harm." Or maybe they decide life is just one big party so they need to have as good a time as they can for as long as they can.

But no matter who they are or what they claim to believe, it seems everyone has some concept of purpose.

I came to the conclusion that the meaning of life is found only through God. That this intense desire for purpose echoes back to the One who created us in His image.

This song, Meant to Live, speaks about our desire for something more.

We want more than this world's got to offer
We want more than this world's got to offer
We want more than the wars of our fathers
And everything inside screams for second life
This world can never be enough because this world isn't all there is. There is so much more than what we see in front of us.


My question today is have you ever pondered the meaning of life? What conclusion did you come to? Do you think that everyone, deep down, believes in some kind of purpose to their existence? I absolutely love seeing your responses, so feel free to leave those in the comment section below or over on my Facebook page!

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  1. Love the CS Lewis quote. I've been pondering more about what am I doing in my current walk of life; this has to count for something more, right? The answer is overwhelmingly YES! (And I do think that almost everyone does believe that there is some kind of purpose, otherwise you would be completely hopeless)

  2. Another great Lewis quote. I have often pondered the meaning of life. For me my purpose is best described in this quote by Frederick Buechner. "The place God calls you to be us the place where the worlds deep hunger and your deep gladness meet."

  3. It's one of those things that I've accepted I'll never fully understand, not while I'm on this earth. But I CAN seek out God's purpose for my life, His plan for me and mine and how it all fits into salvation history.

  4. A statement that often comes to my mind is: There's got to be more to life than THIS. And that always has me falling at the feet of Jesus, seeking His healing, redemption, and abundant life. You are a profound young woman. Again, keep writing!