WHY THE OBSESSION FOR PURPOSE?
I have friends, dear, and wonderful friends who don’t believe in God. Yet, I’ve never met someone who doesn’t believe in finding a purpose for their life.
We approach purpose in different ways. Some of us seek to discover our purpose while others work to create our purpose.
Why the obsession? Why do we seem possessed with the need for purpose in our lives? Could our common craving for purpose be a signpost, an indication of purposeful design?
If the extraordinary occurrence of our existence is the outcome of a gazillion factors based on coincidence, why the relentless hunger for meaning and purpose? After all, if the universe is indifferent, and we’re its product, made in its image, shouldn’t we be indifferent as well?
I suggest that our unceasing pursuit for a purpose in our lives is not because we’re making it up. It’s because we’re made in the image of our Creator.
‘So God created human beings in his own image. In the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.’ – Genesis 1:27 (NLT)