So often we go through life alone and then struggle with questions about our purpose or the meaning of life. Even after achieving our goals, or some worldly success, we can find ourselves unsatisfied and looking for more. This usually leads to questions about our purpose and what is the meaning of life.
The source of true joy and meaning is God. Our purpose is to be in a right and true relationship with Him and bring glory to God in whatever we choose to do. The challenge we have is that we often desire a step-by-step plan. These plans are usually limited to this world and not eternity.
God’s ultimate desire is for us to join him in heaven. His plan is much bigger and starts with us being close to him. This means loving Jesus, sharing that love with others, and using our unique gifts and talents for something bigger than our own desires. His plan also involves bringing glory to God and is more than what career or spouse we choose. God does not dictate those decisions but offers those who trust him guidance through his Word and the Holy Spirit. If you are looking for a step-by-step plan then you may be disappointed. However, when we submit to God and scripture, we find His plan for us written on our hearts and leading us into good places.