An Introduction to Your Purpose on Earth
Why am I here?
Have you ever asked yourself that question? Do you often wonder why you were born into that family, into that society, city, or country?
It is rightly said that “when the purpose of a thing is not known, abuse is inevitable.”
The dictionary defines purpose as the reason for which something was created. Your purpose is your WHY. Someone once said that the most important days of your life are the day you get born and the day you discover why. Your purpose has the capacity to evolve with time.
Psalm 139:16 (CEV) says, “...but with Your own eyes You saw my body being formed. Even before I was born, You had written in Your book everything about me.”
All of our days have been written in the Bible before we were born. So let’s go back to the very beginning to see what was written, literally.
First within, then without.
There’s a pattern from the Father that we can learn. First, God conceived man in a place that could not be seen with the physical eyes. He created man first according to Genesis 1:26 (AMP), “Then God said, ‘Let Us (Father, Son, Holy Spirit) make man in our image, according to our likeness [not physical, but a spiritual personality and moral likeness]’”
Then He formed man from the dust of the earth in Genesis 2:7,
“Then The Lord God formed [that is, created the body of] man from the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being [an individual complete in body and spirit] This was a case of ‘first within, then without.’” He showed that there is a spirit realm, an unseen place from where things are first created.
It is important to note this because when God breathed into man, man became a co-creator with God; capable of conceiving a thing in his mind and bringing it into the physical. Thus, man named all the animals in the world and gave them their character; literally, their animal life.
God created man with His words. Then, He formed man out of the dust. Everything is created twice: first on the inside, then on the outside. A lot has to be happening on your inside before anyone can see it on the outside.
Secondly, we were created in His image and in His likeness. The word 'image' means a physical representation of something. We are created in God's image; to look like Him and in His likeness; to act like Him, to create like Him.
Why Did He do it?
Why did God create you? Right after creation in Genesis 1:28, He makes a profound statement that reveals His heart for His creation - man.
“And God blessed them and said to them, be fruitful, multiply and fill the earth, and subdue it [using all its vast resources in the service of God and man]; and have dominion over the fish of the sea, the birds of the air, and over every living creature that moves upon the earth.” (AMPC).
God created you to be fruitful, to multiply, to fill the earth, i.e. replenish, and to subdue it.