If we live, we live for the Lord; and if we die, we die for the Lord. So, whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord. Romans 14:8
All over the world, people are searching for their purpose in life. They want to know why they are there and what they are to do.
Some will find their purpose and reject it. Others will find that purpose and pursue it with everything in them. Many will never find that purpose. Never really knowing what they are to do, they just wander through life, lost.
As Paul points out that all foods are good to eat, he also points out that each person is to live or die for the Lord.
Without God in the picture, man has no real purpose on this earth. He lives for a short time, eats, drinks, works, and then dies. It is all over, with no lasting purpose.
The world has no real, solid standard to live by, anything goes. With no standard, there can be no purpose.
God made man for fellowship with Him and with others. He has set the rules for living a full, worthwhile, purposeful life. Every person can have a life that is full of meaning and purpose, beyond anything that this world can offer.
The life of a believer is to be lived for God in life and in death, in everything that one does. Jesus came to bring life to every person. He bought their lives with His blood, thus every person belongs to Him. Most, however, do not know that.
Sadly, many believers do not fully realize that they belong to Christ. They live their lives trying to please themselves and others. Living for God means that one will do everything he does for God and by God’s methods. He does not live for self or others.
As a believer, you also are to live for God in all that you do. Examine your life and see what your real purpose is in this life. See if it is for self or for God.
Seek God to find out what His purpose in this life. Then pursue that purpose and really live for God in every area of your life. This is turning from all sin, then becoming His witness and making disciples as you worship God with all of your life. This is the same purpose as what Jesus had.
Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Savior; that you will live for God; that you will know God’s purpose for your life; that God will open doors for you to do His will; and that you will be a witness for Jesus everywhere you go.