Proverbs 29:18, “Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.”
This verse has been one of my life verses growing up. It highlights the importance of knowing your vision or purpose. A lot of people seek to find their purpose. Life without knowing your purpose, as the verse describes, leads to destruction. Destruction doesn’t mean death or a life of sinning. It means an aimless life. An aimless life might include sinning but that’s not all that it entails. When God created Adam in the garden, He gave Him a purpose. His purpose was to tend to the garden, name the animals, among other things.
In revelation God says He made us for His pleasure. There seems to be a disconnect there. One instance we see our purpose is to tend the garden, then we see we are created for His pleasure. Those two are one and the same. The pleasure refers to our relationship with Him while tending to the garden refers to our work here on earth. Relationship always comes before work on earth. It is through that relationship that we get our assignments here on earth. We all know half of our purpose. Half of it is to have a relationship with Him, the other half is discovered through the relationship with Him.