John 1:31Reason For What You Do

“I myself did not know him, but the reason I came baptizing with water was that he might be revealed in Israel.” John 1:31

John the Baptist was going around baptizing people. He was calling them to a life of repentance and turning back to God. As he was doing this he also stated that someone greater than himself was coming. His whole purpose in baptizing the people was to reveal the one to come, who was Jesus. When Jesus appeared, John quickly pointed all the people to Him.

People all over the world are looking for a purpose in this life. Many cannot seem to find any purpose for their being. They lose hope and give up. There are many who give up to the point of committing suicide.

Others will turn to things to cope with having no purpose. Drugs, sex, food, porn, careers, and many other things are what people find their purpose in. All of these things are temporary. Although some, like food and careers, can be good, they cannot give the true purpose for the life of a person.

God made man to have a relationship with Him and to point others to Jesus. Everything that you say and do is for these two purposes.

John was baptizing people to reveal Jesus. What are you doing today to reveal Jesus?

God has placed you in a position at a job in order to reveal Jesus in that workplace. God has placed you in the checkout line at the grocery store to reveal Jesus to someone. God has placed you in the hospital for you to reveal Jesus to those there.

Whenever you do something, do not do it just because it needs to be done or to earn a paycheck. Do not do it just for yourself. Be willing to do it for an opportunity to point someone to Jesus. Use every opportunity you can to point people to Jesus.

Lift Jesus up. Show the world who He is. Do not be selfish in what you do. Allow everything to be done for the glory of God.

I pray today that God will reveal ways to show Jesus to others; that God will reveal His purpose for you today; that you will see God’s purpose in everything that occurs in your life; that you will be a witness of who Jesus is; and that God will build His kingdom through you.

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