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Why do we exist?

The people whom I formed for Myself will declare My praise.” – Isaiah 43:21 NASB Why do we exist? How do we find fulfillment? What is our purpose? We can answer these questions in many ways. But this short verse in Isaiah provides practical answers that apply to all of us. An important first step is realizing that God formed us. He made us. As our Creator, He understands everything about us – our purpose, what brings us fulfillment, how God designed us, how we are most efficient. Second, as the psalmist declared, God formed us for Himself. This means that He is central to our existence. We cannot experience true fulfillment apart from Him. We need to seek Him, submit to Him, and base our lives around Him. He can answer our questions, help us make decisions, show us how to focus our energies. Third, God created us to tell others about Him. As we think about all He has done for us we find joy and fulfillment as we share our testimony. Do you want purpose, meaning, and fulfillment? Remember, God is your Creator. He knows you and everything about you. Fill your mind and heart with His Word. Spend quality time in prayer, developing an intimate relationship with Him. Seek first His Kingdom. Seek to please and obey Him. Remember all He has done for you. Allow His presence to flood your life. Always be ready to tell others how He brought meaning to your life. Prayer Father, thank You for creating me. I submit my life to You. Use me to help others know about You. I praise and worship You. In Jesus’ name, amen. Extended Reading Isaiah 43

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