The angel makes it very clear to Zechariah the purpose of his son’s life when he says ‘he will make ready a people prepared for the Lord.’ This was the main purpose of the life of John the Baptist and this was something he spent his life doing. Until his untimely death he prepared the way of the Lord.
John was born for a purpose as was Moses who led the Israelites out of Egypt. Jesus was born with a purpose; to die on the cross for our sins. Each of us are born for a purpose. It may take us a lifetime to discover our purpose and reason for living. Our life is not a mistake, it is part of God’s plan. To discover our purpose in life we need to prayer, study the Bible and enquire of other Christians. Our way will become clearer until we can hear the words, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant.’