Fruit and Purpose

Let no fruit grow on thee, henceforward for ever. And presently the fig tree withered away.

Matthew 21:19.

This verse is normally referenced on the topic of faith. But the other day as I stumbled upon it, I realized it could be applied in a much more personal way.

If, a fig tree which can no longer produce fruit, withers away straight away, does this not mean that its purpose is to produce fruit? And once its purpose is fulfilled, it goes “the way of the earth.”


Can we not assume the same about ourselves? Obviously, our “fruit” is not literal, but more defined as the product of our lives– whatever your personal purpose is. So if we are still alive, then we could assume that we still have fruit to bare. We still have purpose.

If you are feeling–like me– that you have lost your purpose, if you are wondering what the Lord has in store for you, at least find solace in the fact that you are still alive. Therefore you still have purpose.


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