Do you ever contemplate your purpose in life? Maybe you are going through a job transition or life transition and are wondering what it’s all about. Or maybe it’s the new year and you are setting goals for your personal life or business. God is gently encouraging you to pause and reflect on this. These are 21 scriptures about your purpose in life that will help you do so. We’ve curated Bible verses from both the Old Testament and the New Testament. Are you ready to be encouraged and dive deeper into the meaning of your life?
21 Scriptures About Your Purpose in Life
There are certain times of the year that I am more reflective than others. Having gone through some ups and downs with my health, my business, and life in general, I honor that space of being extra contemplative and diving deeper into the meaning of life and my greater purpose.
I’ve curated 21 of my favorite Bible verses about purpose and meaning to share with you this wonderful blessing from God.
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But I have raised you up for this very purpose, that I might show you my power and that my name might be proclaimed in all the earth. – Exodus 9:16
I know that you can do all things; no purpose of yours can be thwarted. – Job 42:2
The Lord has made everything for its own purpose, even the wicked for the day of evil. – Proverbs 16:4
Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails. – Proverbs 19:21
Great are your purposes and mighty are your deeds. Your eyes are open to the ways of all mankind; you reward each person according to their conduct and as their deeds deserve. – Jeremiah 32:19
The purposes of a person’s heart are deep waters, but one who has insight draws them out. – Proverbs 20:5
You, Lord, give perfect peace to those who keep their purpose firm and put their trust in you. Trust in the Lord forever; he will always protect us. – Isaiah 26:3-4
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. – Jeremiah 29:11
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But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. – 1 Peter 2:9
We know that in all things God works for good with those who love Him, those whom He has called according to His purpose. – Romans 8:28
So Pilate asked him, “Are you a king, then?” Jesus answered, “You say that I am a king. I was born and came into the world for this one purpose, to speak about the truth. Whoever belongs to the truth listens to me.” – Luke 18:37
For in Him all things were created; things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through Him and for Him. – Colossians 1:16
God’s divine power has given us everything we need to live a truly religious life through our knowledge of the one who called us to share in His own glory and goodness. In this way He has given us the very great and precious gifts he promised, so that by means of these gifts you may escape from the destructive lust that is in the world, and may come to share the divine nature. For this very reason do your best to add goodness to your faith; to your goodness add knowledge; to your knowledge add self-control; to your self-control add endurance; to your endurance add godliness; to your godliness add Christian affection; and to your Christian affection add love. These are the qualities you need, and if you have them in abundance, they will make you active and effective in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. – 2 Peter 1:3-8
Who has saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace which was granted us in Christ Jesus from all eternity. – 2 Timothy 1:9
Each one must do just as he has purposed in his heart, not grudgingly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. – 2 Corinthians 9:7
All things are done according to God’s plan and decision; and God chose us to be his own people in union with Christ because of his own purpose, based on what he had decided from the very beginning. – Ephesians 1:11
He has saved us and called us to a holy life – not because of anything we have done but because of his own purpose and grace. – 2 Timothy 1:9
Our purpose is to do what is right, not only in the sight of the Lord, but also in the sight of others. – 2 Corinthians 8:21
You were chosen according to the purpose of God the Father and were made a holy people by his Spirit, to obey Jesus Christ and be purified by his blood. May grace and peace be yours in full measure. – 1 Peter 1:2
I glorified You on the earth, having accomplished the work which You have given Me to do. – John 17:4
But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. – Matthew 6:33
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