Can Jesus give purpose to my Life?

A well known figure in history once wrote, "Thou hast made us for thyself, O Lord, and our hearts are restless until they find their rest in Thee" (Augustine of Hippo). A life without God is empty. Only He can fill the void in our hearts. Without the true God we have no anchor and ultimately no purpose of eternal consequence. The things of this life will pass. Even if we had all the material possessions and pleasures of this world we must eventually leave them all behind. Though we fill our lives with activities, pleasures and even work, something is missing. What is missing is Jesus. We have been created for God and can only be fulfilled when we have Him in His fullness.

The Apostle Paul had everything going for him. He was smart and wielded considerable power. Yet, he could write,

"But what things were gain to me, these I have counted loss for Christ, But indeed I count all things loss for the excellence of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them as rubbish that I might gain Christ" (Philippians 3:7,8).

You too can have something, or rather Somebody, worth living for. Jesus said,

"Come to Me all you who labour and are heavy laden and I will give you rest" (Matthew 11:28)

You will find that He gives life meaning!