In each of our homes, there are manufactured products that each serve an individual purpose. Appliances such as a toaster, refrigerator, stove, microwave, or electric can opener are commonly found in people’s homes and each of these have different workmanship. Each of these appliances have been designed differently and have different parts that make them operate. Each appliance has its own unique reason for being. If your appliance operates outside its specific reason for being there, you have a big problem! You don’t want a stove that freezes things or a refrigerator that cooks things because that’s not what their original workmanship was intended for. The workmanship is used for whatever the creator designed it to do. Neither the toaster, refrigerator, stove, microwave, or electric can opener tell their creators what they’re going to do each day! It’s the creator who dictates to the appliance what it’s going to do today, because it’s the creator who decides why the appliance exists in the first place! If everything is working properly, the appliance will do whatever its creator designed it to do.
You know where I’m going with this. In the same way, we are God’s creation and He dictates to us why we exist and can tell us what we are designed to do. He gives us our purpose. If we operate outside of our reason for being, that’s when we experience problems. Walking in the purpose God designed for us is how we fulfill our unique reason for being.
“But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for His own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light. Once you were not a people, but now you are God’s people; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.”
1 Peter 2:9-10 ESV