Solomon cried out “Meaningless! Meaningless! Everything is meaningless! While, Paul says, “I do not run like a man running aimlessly” and then tells the Corinthians to run in such a way as to get the prize. Both men had a view of life that conflicted with the other. What caused the difference between these two? One believed there was a personal purpose for their existence and found it; the other did not.
Paul had an understanding that he had a purpose for being alive. Think about this: Is anything ever created by man without there first being a purpose for man to create it? No one spends time designing and producing something only to say when they are done, “I wonder what this is good for?” Everything man designs has a reason before it is created. This same principle is true for God and you, his creation. There has never been a person on the earth that did not have a special purpose assigned to them when they arrived. God only creates people he plans on using.
We must first believe that this logical concept applies to us individually to gain the hope and strength we need to live as Paul: “I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me.” Once we believe we have a purpose, we will begin to discover what it is.Galyn Wiemers