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Why Your Life Needs a Purpose | Daily Devotional

More Than Conquerors!

In this podcast episode, the speaker reflects on their upcoming birthday and the feeling of unease about what they have accomplished in life. They share a conversation with their cousin, Darren, who asked a thought-provoking question: 

“What is it you’re trying to accomplish?”

This question stuck with the speaker and led them to reevaluate their purpose and goals in life.

As we dive into Romans chapter 8, we discover powerful verses that remind us of God’s faithfulness and our identity in Christ. 

Verse 28 says, “And we know that in all things, God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” 

This verse assures us that God can use every circumstance, even the difficult ones, for our ultimate good when living according to His purpose.


When our purpose aligns with His, we become more than conquerors. We are not merely surviving but thriving in our relationship with Him. In verse 37, it says, “No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.” This means that we have the power and victory through Christ’s love for us.


What is the purpose of your life? 

What are you trying to accomplish? 


Could you take a moment to reflect on these questions? Are you living for your own desires and goals, or are you seeking to bring glory and honor to God? It’s time to reevaluate our priorities and make Him the center of our lives.



Practical Insights:
1. Reflect on your goals: Take some time to evaluate your current goals and aspirations. Are they aligned with God’s purpose for your life? Seek His guidance and make any necessary adjustments.
2. Seek God’s glory: Make it your aim to bring glory and honor to God in everything you do. Whether it’s in your work, relationships, or daily activities, let your actions reflect His love and character.
3. Embrace your identity in Christ: Remember that you are more than a conqueror through Christ’s love for you. Walk in confidence, knowing that nothing can separate you from His love.



Action Steps:
1. Spend time in prayer: Seek God’s guidance and wisdom as you reevaluate your purpose and goals. Ask Him to reveal His plans for your life and give you the strength to live for His glory.
2. Seek accountability: Share your desire to live for God’s purpose with a trusted friend or mentor. Ask them to hold you accountable and provide support as you make changes in your life.
3. Take intentional steps: Start making practical changes in your daily life to align with God’s purpose. This could involve prioritizing time with Him, serving others, or seeking opportunities to share His love with those around you.



Dear Heavenly Father, thank you for reminding us of our purpose and identity in Christ. Help us to reevaluate our goals and priorities, aligning them with your purpose for our lives. Give us the strength and wisdom to live for your glory and honor in all that we do. May we embrace our identity as more than conquerors through Christ’s love. In Jesus’ name, amen.




Remember, you are called to be more than a conqueror. Embrace God’s purpose for your life and live in the victory He has already won for you.

Podcast Transcript: Your Life Has Purpose


My birthday is like two months away and this year I’m turning 35 years old. So depending on who you are, that seems really young or that could just seem ancient depending on where you’re at in life. But for me, I reflect on that a little bit and it freaks me out because what have I done with my life? I know I could still have a lot of time left, right? Jesus had already lived his whole life by now, and maybe that’s the wrong person to weigh my life against. Jesus was done with His ministry, I think, around 33, 34, something like that. So, I mean, I’m a long way from that, all He’s accomplished.

The Question of Accomplishment

I remember a conversation with a cousin of mine, actually. He’s a little bit older than I am. I’ve looked up to him for a long time. He’s a really sharp guy. His name is Darren, and I feel like I can say his name because I don’t think he listens to this podcast. If I thought he did, I for sure wouldn’t. I don’t want his head getting too big, but he’s really sharp, I respect his opinion, and I remember a conversation, and for the life of me, I can’t remember what it was about, but he had said something, because I was frustrated at something at the time, and it was clear to me that after he said this phrase, he said this to me, so what is it you’re trying to accomplish? I think I had a hard time articulating that, And at the end of that conversation, it didn’t hit me then, it hit me later on, I think that evening, where I was like, yeah, that’s a really good question to be asking. What is it I’m trying to accomplish? For the life of me, I don’t remember what it was, but why doesn’t that occur to me more throughout my life. And so I took that phrase from him. That was probably eight, nine years ago when I was discussing that. It has kind of stuck with me since. I say that a lot, at least in my head, where I’m like, so what is it I’m doing here? Why am I doing this? What am I trying to accomplish? I mean, that is a really good phrase to take and to make part of your life.

The Busyness of Life

I have four kids. My oldest is seven, so it’s really busy at my house right now. I feel wore out, and sometimes at the end of the day, I just feel like I’m running, running, running, and did I get anything done? right and my life is just going to be flashing before my eyes. I mean the popular saying of the days are long and years are short, I completely understand now what that means and where I mean we’re just flying along. I feel like I just had my first kid and here we are she’s seven and we’re just I mean I’m already like freaking out about like is she gonna get married soon are we driving yet like what’s what’s happening it’s like flashing by, but at the same time I’m wore out, I’m tired, and at the end of the day, am I really accomplishing anything? And that’s a super, super concern for me. I just, I don’t want to end up at the end of my life and have nothing to show for it.

Finding Purpose in Romans

As I’m reading through Romans, this is towards the end of chapter 8, there’s a section here that I want to talk through because there’s a lot of scripture verses that people quote often, and you know, sometimes they may take them out of context, which that is a huge pet peeve of mine, like, what is the author trying to accomplish here? But many of these are used appropriately, and it is in Romans chapter 8, that’s the last section in it, there’s a heading for it that says, more than conquerors. And when I get to that, even just that phrase, because that is actually pulled out of verse 37. It says that we’re more than conquerors. And for me, it’s like, more than conquerors? Like, I strive to be a conqueror. How do we get to a place where we’re more than conquerors? Like, we’re just trying to, are we just survivors? I feel like that sometimes. Like, I’m just trying to survive this thing, let alone conquer it. And then this part of scripture is like, we should be more than conquerors. Like that, we are more than that. That is way above my surviving mindset. So this is a real reorganization of my thoughts here and what the purpose is in my life. What is it I’m trying to accomplish?

God’s Purpose and Love

Starting in verse 29, it says, and we know that in all things, God works for the good of those who love him and who have been called according to his purpose. You got to remember all the persecution that all these guys are enduring. That’s the one thing that we’re not in the midst of, at least the most of us aren’t. And if you are, remember that the persecution, that God can use everything for his good, as long as you’re living according to his purpose. So, if you’re going through hard times and trials because, well, you’ve made really dumb mistakes and you’re living for yourself, that’s a little bit different. God can use those when you start living according to His purposes again. And if you don’t go back to Him and you’re not living your life for Him, then you just gotta go through stuff for no reason. God doesn’t just use everything for His good, but it’s for those who have been called according to His purposes, who are loving Him and living for Him, God can use anything that happens in your life and can use it to give Him glory and honor. And if the purpose of your life is to give Him glory and honor, then you win because that is when God can use you no matter what’s going on in your life. He will use it to give Him honor and glory.

The Unbreakable Love of God

In verse 31, it says, Who can be against us? God is the one who redeems us. God is the one who justifies. So, who can condemn us? If our relationship with God is good, what possibly could you worry about? There is nothing else. That is the one and most important thing, and really at the end of the day, nothing else really matters. Because when we’re right with Him, we have that just one-on-one. That is me, and it is God. And in verse 35, it says, Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Who? Nobody. Nobody can separate us. That is only something that I can separate from God based on turning my back on Him and rebelling against Him again. That is not something anybody else can do. That is on me. And I love how this chapter ends. I want to read through the end, starting in verse 37, that says, No, in all things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.


What is the purpose of your life? What is it you’re trying to accomplish? What have you been doing? What’s been your main focus? Let’s re-evaluate what our life looks like and what’s important to us, and let’s make Him the priority again. For what it’s worth, those are my thoughts on Romans chapter 8 at the end there, 28 and following. And as always,