The foundation for Godly action laid down by a strong faith
1. That which a person sets before himself as an
object to be reached or accomplished; the end or aim to
which the view is directed in any plan, measure or exertion.
We believe the Supreme Being created intelligent beings for
some benevolent and glorious purpose, and if so,
how glorious and benevolent must be his purpose in
the plan of redemption! The ambition of men is generally
directed to one of two purposes, or to both; the
acquisition of wealth or of power.
2. Intention; design; purpose always includes the end in
- Every purpose is established by counsel.
Being predestinated according to the purpose of Him
who worketh all things after the counsel of His own
will. Eph. i.
- v.t. To intend; to design; to resolve; to determine on
some end or object to be accomplished.
- I have purposed it, I will also do it. Is.
xlvi. Eph ii.
Paul purposed in the Spirit, when he had passed
through Macedonia and Achaia, to go to Jerusalem. Acts
Webster's 1st ed., 1828
My life has meaning.
God created me for a purpose.
He gave me gifts and placed me in this world at a certain point in
history and connected to certain people so that I could make my
unique contribution to the lives of others and to the Kingdom of
And we know that all things work together for good to those who
love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.
For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed
to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many
-- Romans 8:28-29
In Him also we have obtained an inheritance, being
predestined according to the purpose
of Him who works all things according to the counsel of His will,
that we who first trusted in Christ should be to the praise of His
-- Ephesians 1:11-12
This isn't that New Age
"Positive Thinking" stuff, is it??