Why Did God Put Me Here?

“Why did God put me here?” It’s an easy question to ask and, at times, a very difficult question to answer. As you seek to answer that question, you should begin by remembering this: You are here because God put you here, and He has important work for you to do. But God’s purposes will not always be clear to you. Sometimes you may wander aimlessly in a wilderness of your own making. And sometimes, you may struggle mightily against God in a vain effort to find success and happiness through your own means, not His.

Whenever we struggle against God’s plans, we suffer. When we resist God’s calling, our efforts bear little fruit. Our best strategy, therefore, is to seek God’s wisdom and to follow Him wherever He chooses to lead. When we do so, we are blessed.

When we align ourselves with God’s purposes, we avail ourselves of His power and His peace. But how can we know precisely what God’s intentions are? The answer, of course, is that even the most well-intentioned believers face periods of uncertainty and doubt about the direction of their lives. So, too, will you.

When you arrive at one of life’s inevitable crossroads, that is precisely the moment when you should turn your thoughts and prayers toward God. When you do, He will make Himself known to you in a time and manner of His choosing.

Are you earnestly seeking to discern God’s purpose for your life? If so, remember these three points:

  1. God has a plan for your life: If you believe that your life has no meaning, you are very wrong. God isn’t finished with you yet, and He still has meaningful work for you to do. (Jeremiah 29:11)
  2. If you seek God’s plan sincerely and prayerfully, you will find it: God’s plan for you may not be obvious, but neither is it incomprehensible. With prayer and patience, you can determine, with a surprising degree of clarity, the path that God intends for you to take. (Psalm 16:11)
  3. When you discover God’s purpose for your life, you will experience abundance, peace, joy, and power—God’s power. And that’s the only kind of power that really matters. (John 10:10; Psalm 84:5)

From God’s Survival Guide for Women Copyright ©2005 Elm Hill Books, an imprint of J. Countryman®, a division of Thomas Nelson, Inc. Used by permission. All rights reserved.



  1. Sophia March 14, 2018 at 8:22 pm - Reply

    I remember when I was trying to do things my own way and then I would get upset when it did not work out. I was causing myself pain because I was not listening to what God was telling me to do. When I started doing it His way, things got so much better for me.

  2. Penny March 21, 2018 at 12:47 am - Reply

    It really hard to tell what God plan is for me.
    I spent years in a church.
    Then, I don’t go anymore.
    I feel don’t fit in.

    • Holly Jasso March 28, 2018 at 11:40 am - Reply

      I struggle with knowing God’s plan. I am trusting He has one though! I am trying to live everyday trusting that, otherwise, I live without meaning. I wake up in the morning and say to myself, “I was made on purpose and for a purpose.” I say it sometimes (a lot of times) without believing that, but I have to change my thinking and get my mind to believe what God says about me. I am a masterpiece. I was made from something so much bigger and greater and I am made with that material.

  3. Randall Coleman March 23, 2018 at 3:39 am - Reply

    I have gone nothing but worry about everything lately. I have tried doing everything my way. I have done it my way for so long I forgot how to even get back to God’s way. I have started by reading the bible and praying again everyday. I hear that faint voice from God vallo g me back to him.

  4. Maribeth Ditmars March 25, 2018 at 12:49 am - Reply

    Jeremiah 29:11 is one of my favorite scriptures and it often pops into my head when I an scared. I have come to realize that God’s plan for me is to comfort others who have suffered. When my 14 year old son, Chris, was dying of cancer he smiled and told me that he was looking forward to being with Jesus. Since then I have met many mothers who never got the chance to have that conversation with their deceased child. I want them to know that their child is loved just as much as mine!

  5. Bailey March 25, 2018 at 12:16 pm - Reply

    Needed to read this today. I have a note on my vision board I look at each morning that says, “I’m still here. God is not finished with me yet.” Thank you for your post and the reminder ♡

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