Why Are You Here?
Many times we have feelings of worthlessness. You ask yourself, what’s my purpose? You wonder why you are even alive. You feel as though your presence in this world causes more harm than good.
Have you ever felt like the world would be better off without you? I have! And it is a thought sent by the enemy to keep you from fulfilling God’s plans for your life.
The Bible, the infallible Word of God, offers profound insights into these questions, affirming that we are not accidents of nature but creations of purpose.
Jeremiah 29:11 says, “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.”
This verse reassures us that God has a specific plan for each of our lives, a plan that is good, filled with hope and designed for our prosperity.
God Has A Purpose For You
The people around us may either have a positive or negative influence on us. But God always wants the best for us. Sometimes people make comments that make you feel that you have no purpose in life.
But I tell you today, God has a purpose for you. Even before we were conceived, He knew us. Exodus 9:16: But I have raised you up for this very purpose, that I might show you my power and that my name might be proclaimed in all the earth.
We Are Here To Serve The Lord
Firstly, we are here to glorify God. Isaiah 43:7 mentions, “everyone who is called by my name, whom I created for my glory, whom I formed and made.”
Our primary purpose is to reflect God’s glory in everything we do, whether through our talents, our speech, or our actions. Living a life that glorifies God means aligning our will with His, pursuing righteousness, and spreading His love and grace to those around us.
God wants to use us for his glory. We are not accidents, but we are here to serve the God who created us. “As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord” (Joshua 24:15).
Despite what others think, say or feel about you, no one can interrupt God’s plans for your life. Now I say to you, it will not be an easy walk when you are waking with a purpose. But God provides all that is required to battle with, and overcome, the enemy.
God has equipped each of us with unique gifts and talents to fulfill our purpose. 1 Peter 4:10 encourages us, “As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace.”
Our talents are not for our benefit alone but are tools to serve others, build the church, and advance God’s kingdom on earth.
Stuck In A Rut
Sometimes we find ourselves spiritually stuck. We want to change, but somehow, we cannot bring about the change we desire.
In his book: God’s Power to Change Your Life (Living with Purpose), Pastor Rick Warren gives you practical guidance for change in your life, as you apply the truth of God’s Word.
Put On The Full Armor Of God
Whatever trials come your way, put on the whole armor of God that you will be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
We are here to fight the devil so that we can inherit the kingdom of heaven. What most people fail to realize is that this life is temporary. So, why fight for things of this world when we know that it will pass away?
What Do You Choose?
Some even think that death is the final destination but heaven and hell is. So what do you choose?
Do you choose to fulfill your purpose and do God’s work? Or, do you chose to listen to lies from others, become discouraged and be led away from Christ? The choice is ours. What do you choose?