Purpose Lost


From The Purpose of Man (Regal, 2009), a collection of writings by A.W. Tozer edited by James L. Snyder . . . Jen got it for me for Christmas and it has captivated me.

Here’s a little excerpt worth pondering:

What was the real tragedy of that dreadful cosmic rupture forever affecting mankind? The real tragedy in the Garden of Eden was that Adam and Eve lost their purpose. They forgot who they were. They did not know where they were; they did not understand where they came from or what they were here for. They forgot the purpose of their existence. Trying their best to shake off this moral fog, they could not; for no matter what they did, it would not shake. Therefore, hand in hand, they made their way out into the world, not knowing where they were going. Humanity still wanders in this moral and spiritual wilderness.

That spiritual amnesia Adam and Eve suffered still persists today. Man has lost his way, his purpose, and is still trying fruitlessly to fill that gaping hole. But we were created for a specific purpose: to reflect God’s glory through worship and fellowship.

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Mike Dellosso is an author of wide-eyed suspense. He writes stories that not only entertain but enlighten.

Posted on January 15, 2014, in Christian Living, Life in General and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. So true Mike. There are still days in my life as a believer when I feel as though purpose evades me. Then I realize, my inner being is lost without direction from my heavenly Father. I’m drawn to prayer and fellowship with His presence where once again I recognize who I belong to as well as my purpose. Relationship with Him.

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  2. That is so true! I too love Tozer’s work

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