No matter who you are or where you find yourself at this very moment, you’ll likely have reached a point where you question what your purpose in life is. You might be going down a career path which feels unfulfilling, or maybe you have only just begun to search for your purpose in this world. Either way, rest assured in knowing that the Bible says that God has a plan for you.
What does the Bible say about Purpose?
If you have ever wondered what your purpose on this earth is, you can look no further than the scriptures. Here are 12 Bible verses about destiny and purpose according to the scriptures in the Bible, and the Word of the Lord Jesus Christ. I'll also give a description and explanation of each bible verses and why it fits the topic at hand.
1. Proverbs 19:21
“Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.” Proverbs 19:21
When you can no longer control what happens and the things of this world, you will start to realize that there is something much greater out there than your plans. You can no longer rely on your wisdom alone.
2. Proverbs 20:24 NIV
“A person’s steps are directed by the Lord. How then can anyone understand their own way?”
Ultimately, it is God who leads the way. The plans of man according to his or her own desires may not be in line with the scriptures. So lean not on your own understanding, but rather rely on the scriptures in the Bible and have faith in what God prepared beforehand.
Here are some inspiring Christian quotes about faith.
3. Colossians 1:16
“For in Him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through Him and for Him.”
When it comes down to purpose and destiny, you must always remember that God, the King of Heaven, created you in His image, through Himself and for Himself.
Until the end, from the beginning, we are workmanship created in Christ Jesus for good. God will have and always has had a plan for His children.
“‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11 NIV
Despite the struggles and the heartache you may experience, the Bible tells you that God has prepared a plan for you, to prosper you and not to harm you. Do not allow the world’s evil to give you doubt or insecurity.
4. Romans 8:27 NIV
“And He who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God’s people in accordance with the will of God.”
We let the Lord search the heart, and He knows what you are thinking. He loves you and will always intervene to glorify His purpose. This is important to remember when you go through tough times.
5. Ecclesiastes 3:1
“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens.”
God has planned out your life, and He knows exactly what will happen and when it will happen. There is an appointed time for everything according to the Book of Life.
All you need to do is have faith in knowing that the Lord’s timing is perfect. Here are some Bible verses about God’s timing to reassure you.
6. Psalm 31:15 NIV
“My times are in Your hands; deliver me from the hands of my enemies, from those who pursue me.”
No matter what you are going through, Jesus Christ has a plan to protect you and keep you safe.
7. Ephesians 3:20 NIV
“Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us.”
And even in the worst of circumstances, when you feel stuck or hopeless, the Lord can do more than you could ever ask.
8. Job 42:2
“I know that You can do all things; no purpose of Yours can be thwarted.”
The scriptures tell us that He has already overcome the world, and will never let anything get in the way of His purpose for you.
9. Proverbs 2:9 NIV
“Then you will understand what is right and just and fair - every good path.”
Once you begin to understand the plan and purpose that the Lord Jesus destined for you, you can start to understand how you should be living your life.
10. Romans 8:29 NIV
For those God foreknew He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters. And those He predestined, He also calls; those He called, He also justified; those He justified, He also glorified.”
Not only do the scriptures tell you that God created you for a purpose, He also created you in the image of His son, Jesus Christ.
11. Isaiah 46:10-11 NIV
“‘I make known the end from the beginning and from ancient times, what is still to come,’ I say, ‘My purpose will stand, and I will do all that I please. From the east I summon a bird of prey; from a far-off land, a man to fulfill my purpose. What I have said, that I will bring about; what I have planned, that I will do.’”
God is almighty and powerful and the wisdom of His word will never fail. Find peace in knowing that the love of the Lord endures forever, and His counsel shall stand no matter what.
12. Psalm 33:11
“But the plans of the Lord stand firm forever, the purposes of His heart through all generations.”
Nothing will ever stand in the way of God’s purpose and destiny for you.
God’s Destiny for Your Life
At the end of the day, despite what the world may say or what you might think, God has destined you for great things - as you can tell with these scriptures on purpose and destiny. You are a child of the King of Kings and the Lord of Heaven, and you have been called according to His word. He will never let anything stand in the way of His purpose for you.