Daily Bible Inspirations

The Reason You’re Here

by John Michalak

Let us not be weary in doing good, for we will reap in due season, if we don’t give up. So then, as we have opportunity, let’s do what is good toward all men, and especially toward those who are of the household of the faith.

Galatians 6:9-10

When does the purpose of life truly sink in for people?

Is it when they graduate from high school or college? When they land their first job? Is it when they finally have enough money to retire and travel the world?

Some might answer, yes. But for most of us, our purpose, the reason we’re here, is usually discovered when we do what is good. And not just what is good, but what is good for others.

Consider the purpose dawning in a father’s eyes when he holds his first child in his arms. He now has a mission that gives life meaning, protecting the welfare of his own flesh and blood. Or how about the tingle in a mother’s heart while preparing Thanksgiving dinner for her growing tribe of children and grandchildren? Her purpose has long been known to her.

Or you. Perhaps you’ve discovered life’s meaning while volunteering for Sunday School, while helping out a homeless man, or while counseling a grieving friend.

There are so many opportunities to do good for others. Don’t give up on discovering, and re-discovering, the reason God put you here.

Pray: Lord, remind us of the ever-present opportunity to do good for others.