To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood, and has made us to be a kingdom and priests to serve his God and Father–to him be glory and power for ever and ever! Amen. Revelation 1:5b-6
Millions of people go through life wondering what their purpose in life is supposed to be. The age-old question of “why am I here?” is asked by people all over the earth, from every nation and age. They seek books and seminars to help them answer that question.
Some will answer that question with the thought that they are there to make money for themselves or for the children. Some will use their talents thinking their purpose is to entertain people. Purpose is often ‘found’ in building a business, politics, family, work, material things gained, or personal joy.
While many of these things may or may not be good, all of them are temporary, short-term purposes. These purposes are not the real reason a person is on this earth.
Man was created to live and work with God and to serve Him. When Adam and Eve sinned, bringing all of humanity down, God set into motion a plan to reverse the fall. Jesus was sent to remove all sin and restore mankind to who he was supposed to be.
Jesus saves people from their sins so that they may be a kingdom who serves God. That is the entire purpose of every person upon this earth–to serve God. In the process of serving God, one will love and serve others, building others up. They will no longer harm anyone, because they will turn away from all sin so that they may serve God.
Many believers will still ask the same question, but the answer is still the same–to serve God.
You may wonder what your purpose is and why you are here on this earth. As a believer in Jesus, your purpose is to serve God. To serve God means you will love Him with all of your heart and will be His witness to every person you meet.
Instead of asking what your purpose is, you can ask how can you serve God today. What can you do to be His kingdom and to build His kingdom?
Jesus died and rose again to free you from all sin so that you may serve God. That is your purpose on this earth. Are you serving Him?
I pray today that you will know the salvation Jesus provides; that you will know the purpose God has for you; that you will love and serve God with all of your abilities and heart; and that you will find your purpose in serving God.