Genesis 1:27 teaches us that we all were made in the image of God. Yes, that means that those who are saved and those who are not are made in the image of God. Those that aren’t saved are blind to fact that they are made in the image of God. We learn this from 2 Corinthians 4:4. We also learn from 2 Corinthians 3:18 and Romans 8:26-20 that we are transformed by the Spirit of God to the image of God . . . meaning as we continue to grow in the things of God and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior, we begin to look more and more like Him, with His character, attributes and nature.
We learn from Jeremiah 1:5 that purpose comes before salvation. You need to know that your purpose didn’t just originate when you got saved. God had a purpose for you even when you were unsaved, out in the world, living for yourself and not living for God. The Bible teaches that Jesus was made in God’s image. We know that Luke 22:42 teaches us that Jesus put aside His will in order to do the will of the Father. Jesus decided to be obedient to Father God. In His doing this He was proving the purpose and will of God concerning Himself – that He was sent to seek and save that which was lost (Luke 19:10).
If you are not saved, you need to get saved so that you can understand your purpose . . . the work that God called your hands to do to benefit the Kingdom and improve the lives of others. Purpose doesn’t just begin once someone gets saved. That’s when it gets discovered.