Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve been looking for the answers to why I’m here, where I’m going, and how I’m even aware of the idea that I’m anywhere at all. These questions have been on my heart for as long as I can remember.
We all have a desire to be a part of something greater than ourselves. Do you think that’s just a coincidence? Or is it a longing ingrained in us by the one who made our hearts and formed our minds?
I’ve always been stubborn and never one to blindly accept things without understanding them myself, which is why I couldn’t just accept other people’s answers to these questions. If you want the answers, you have to go straight to the source. There’s an entire answer key to life written in the book on your bedside table (or shoved under your bed), and the author of it all is waiting for you to open it up and ask Him for help.
As we get older, we learn new things every single day that prepare us for the next step. Our life experiences are preparing us for the next hard thing, the next year, and even the next decade. But in the grand scheme of things, our time here is really preparing us for eternity. Life is a growing process.
When I started reading and praying about the deep question on my heart of “why I’m here”, the process of eternal life in nature kept coming to my mind. The cycle of birth, growth, death, and rebirth is so evident in the world around us. We see this pattern in insects, plants, animals, in the changing of the seasons, and in the daily transition from day to night. God is giving us subtle hints about our destiny and purpose in everything He created. We are also being transformed. The sooner you realize you’re like a seed that’s been planted – and not just something that’s been buried – the more patiently you’ll be able to endure the uncomfortable process of growth and the more beautifully you’ll bloom once the time is right for you to have the courage to break through the surface.
We know we’re called to something greater than the insects and the plants around us because it’s been embedded in our DNA. We have a longing inside us that this world can’t satisfy. Some like to argue that there’s no way to truly find answers, but that’s a lie. Our Creator gave us very specific instructions on how to find meaning and true purpose, but you will only find them if you truly want to know.
My goal for this post is to awaken something inside you that’s been dormant. I’m hoping this inspires you to start seeking your own answers. The promise in this verse gave me the confidence to start searching, so I engraved it on the bracelet I wear everyday so I could always look at it whenever I feel lost or overwhelmed.
“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.” [Matthew 7:7]
Viewing your life from an eternal perspective can bring a new kind of peace that will inspire you, comfort you, and give you purpose. Discovering the answers to these questions will open up your mind and future potential to more than you could have imagined. Have the courage to step beyond the safe borders of what you know. Our purpose runs a lot deeper than the quest for happiness and success in this life. Our purpose lies in the maturity of our souls that will someday carry on into eternity.