Giving glory to God may seem like a once off act done in front of a large group of people, but you are able to give God glory in all things; big or small, in front of people or by your self. Bellow are three verses that God has lead me to share with you, that encapsulates the reasons and results of giving God glory. Physiological evidence is also given to further support these reasons for giving God glory or doing something for a purpose, instead of self gain or desire.
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
As quoted in the above verse, God knows your steps and plans them, these aim to make you prosper, give you hope and a future. It is very easy in life to shift away from God’s plan and look to fulfil your own selfish gain or desire. No matter how good your own plans may seem Gods plan is better and can assure you a fulfilling future.
In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.
Again this verse links to following God over your own ways, acknowledging Him in everything you do. If you allow God to intervene in every circumstance, He will also show you a better way that is straight and secure, in which you will never fall (Psalm 37:23-24).
Sing to the LORD a new song; Sing to the LORD, all the earth. Sing to the LORD, bless His name; Proclaim good tidings of His salvation from day to day. Tell of His glory among the nations, His wonderful deeds among all the peoples.
Another way of giving God glory in every circumstance is to praise Him, thanking Him for everything He has done. This could also be a great witness to others, as you proclaim the good things He has done for you, leading others also to experience His unending love. Focussing on what He has done and not on what He has not done, drives away feelings of despair and depression.
Scientific reason for purpose
Not only in the Bible does purpose have a significant role in your life, but is backed up by expert Physiological evidence. Below is a quote from Steve Taylor Ph.D., that highlights the significance of purpose in life.
The need for purpose is one the defining characteristics of human beings. Human beings crave purpose, and suffer serious psychological difficulties when we don’t have it. Purpose is a fundamental component of a fulfilling life.
Steve later gives an example of someone (Paul Gasgoine) who had filled his life with a lifeless purpose of alcoholism, leading to compounding negative effects.
In recent weeks, newspapers in the UK have featured stories about a famous ex-professional soccer player, Paul Gasgoine, who has been struggling with alcoholism. ‘Gazza’ – as he is known affectionately – was the most famous sportsman of his generation, in the 1990s. However, since the end of his career, he has been in and out of rehab, arrested for assaulting his wife, and – in the most recent headlines – found staggering through the lobby of a hotel, asking strangers to buy him a drink.
Have you found your purpose?