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  • Writer's pictureJosh Zacharias

The BIG FIVE questions: Where did we come from?

Got Purpose?—Where Did We Come From?

How you believe human beings came into existence will affect how you determine your purpose.

Basically, there are two answers: chance (random evolution) or creation (God created the universe); and either way, we have to take our view by faith. No human was around to observe the beginning of the universe. So the origin of humanity is outside of the realm of observable science.

I personally don’t have enough faith to believe that random chance brought everything into existence.* Looking at the universe, it looks as if the universe didn’t happen by accident but rather by purposeful design. It is wise to consider what the Bible says, “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth” (Genesis 1:1) and “The heavens declare the glory of God” (Psalm 19:1).

If chance were the source of life, we would have no real purpose for life. Life would be an accident after all. We would have no real purpose for living.

However, there is something within the human heart that drives people to find purpose. Deep down, people are all searching for something in life. Where does that drive come from?

I believe that drive comes from a purposeful God who created people to live with purpose and to seek fulfilment. In other words, God created you on purpose for a purpose.

The famous theologian Augustine once said, “You have made us for yourself, O Lord, and our heart is restless until it finds its rest in you.” Could it be that our restless search from meaning comes from God?

Stop and Think: The first step to finding your purpose is to acknowledge that your purpose comes from God. What do you think?

* (See the book, I Don’t Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist,” by Geisler and Turek. It might surprise you that evolution does not match scientific reality as much as you may think.)

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Have you ever wondered, "Why on earth do I exist? What's my purpose?" Knowing our purpose is so important. It affects how we live, what we do, and how we will influence our world. Ultimately, purpose


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Thank you for checking out the website! I want my life to be full of purpose, and I hope that I can share insights with you that will help you to live with purpose and on purpose. Please join the conversation and share your thoughts with me!

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