"Just let me be who I'm meant to be." Was the gist of a pop song I heard this week. And all of us understand this desire to fulfill our purpose in life.
How many times did your mom tell you, "Stop bouncing on/playing with/bending that! It's not what it was meant for?" At least 1,000 and at least a handful of those times whatever it was broke. Because -- Guess What? -- mom was right: It wasn't meant for that. Often it even said so right in the instructions: Do not submerge in water. Avoid stressing the thingy-ma-bob. Weight limit: 80 lbs. Meant for single person use.
Meant implies purpose, a design for an item and a reason for existence. Further it is an external design by the inventor who knows what that item was made to do.
As people we use the word "meant", but we want to decide what our design should be. The catch is: We don't know it. Since we didn't create ourselves, we can't know our purpose. We need the Creator to tell us who we were meant to be. And (Praise God!) He has told us clearly in His instructions:
For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them. -- Ephesians 2:10
Come with me as we grow in fellowship with each other and our Savior to whom belongs the Amazing Escape from sin and death and the Amazing Journey into glorious life.