The Bible has a lot of verses about the purpose and vision of your life. While there are so many throughout scripture, some of them are more specific than others. Let’s look at the bible verses that clearly show God’s vision for his children. 

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What are some scriptures on purpose and vision? 

Throughout the Bible, God lays out his plans for his people. He wants us to acknowledge him in everything we do, have faith in Him, love Him, and love others. The following scriptures on purpose and vision go into a bit more detail on those principles: 

  1. Proverbs 3:6
  2. Proverbs 16:3
  3. 1 Corinthians 12:22-24
  4. Jeremiah 29:11
  5. Matthew 17:20

1) Proverbs 3:6

“In all your ways acknowledge Him,

And He will make your paths straight.” 

One of the biggest things God calls us to do is bring glory to Him. Whatever you do, give the Lord his credit. What does this mean though? Essentially, God wants us to recognize that whatever we get in our lives is because of him. The “Be Stirred Not Shaken” blog goes into more detail on his verse if you are interested. 

2) Proverbs 16:3

“Commit your works to the Lord, And your plans will be established.” 

Like the previous verse, this proverb is about bringing glory to God. When we commit to the Lord, his plans will become our plans, which in turn makes our plans established. This is harder to do than to say, but it is possible. 

3) 1 Corinthians 12:22-24

“22 On the contrary, [a]it is much truer that the parts of the body which seem to be weaker are necessary; 23 and those parts of the body which we [b]consider less honorable, [c]on these we bestow the greater honor, and our less presentable parts become much more presentable, 24 whereas our more presentable parts do not need it. But God has so composed the body, giving more abundant honor to that part which lacked…”

God has made every person uniquely, and to work together cohesively. Some of us can operate in areas others can’t. This is because God molds us into different parts of the body. God gave each of us specific gifts He wants us to use. 

4) Jeremiah 29:11

“‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans for prosperity and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.” 

Although these words were written to the Israelites, they can apply to people today. God has plans that are good for you. He wants you to have a happy and fulfilling life because he loves you. 

5) Matthew 17:20

“And He *said to them, “Because of your meager faith; for truly I say to you, if you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move, and nothing will be impossible for you.” 

Part of our purpose as followers of Jesus Christ is to have faith in His plans for our lives. When you have this faith in Him, you have security in where your life will go. No matter what happens, when you put your trust in the Lord you know you will be taken care of. 

Bonus Verse: God’s Plan For You Summed Up

For all of Jesus’s followers, he said this in Matthew 22:37-38: “And He said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the great and [u]foremost commandment. The second is like it, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’”

This is the heart of the gospel. Faith is important, but above all else, Jesus calls us to love. 

Trust in God 

The final words are this: Trust in the Lord. He gives you your dreams and visions because he wants you to fulfill them. Trusting in Him will give you the confidence to go after what He has for you. 

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