God has a purpose and a plan for each of our lives. We have heard that statement, perhaps said it to others and believe it is true. But what do we know of His purpose for us? We need to be careful and not assume whatever we want is what God wants for our lives. The Lord has spoken at various times throughout Scripture to remind us what our purpose as His people truly is. His commands will keep us focused and productive as we live our lives here and prepare ourselves and others for what lies beyond this world.
This is what God the Lord says—
the Creator of the heavens, who stretches them out,
who spreads out the earth with all that springs from it,
who gives breath to its people,
and life to those who walk on it:
“I, the Lord, have called you in righteousness;
I will take hold of your hand.
I will keep you and will make you
to be a covenant for the people
and a light for the Gentiles,
to open eyes that are blind,
to free captives from prison
and to release from the dungeon those who sit in darkness.Isaiah 42:5-7