He has saved us and called us to a holy life–not because of anything we have done but because of his own purpose and grace. This grace was given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time, 2 Timothy 1:9
As people grow up and begin to leave school and home, they want to know their purpose in this life. They strive to find out why they are there and what they are to do.
In the process of searching for this answer, many will seek guidance and help from any and every one, with very few filters to block out bad advice.
Paul reminds Timothy that they are saved and called to live a holy life because of God’s own purpose and grace.
When Adam and Eve chose to sin and fall away from God, God did not have to provide a way of salvation from the fall into sin. He provided that salvation out of His great love and grace upon man.
As He provides the needed salvation, He is also willing to guide a person as to how he should live his life. The life God calls each believer to live is one that is holy, separated from the world and sin. This new way of living has nothing to do with what the believer had done, but because of His purpose.
God wants every person to live the best life possible. In order to have that life, one must turn from all sin and be holy as God is holy. When one is living a holy life, it is a representation of who God is. It reveals His perfect love that is at work in the life of the believer. Seeing this perfect love will draw others to Jesus, building His kingdom.
If you are seeking the purpose for your life, look to God. Your purpose starts with being holy as He is holy. This begins with repentance of all sins and turning away from sin. Turning away from sin is not legalism, but love for God and for others.
As you choose to live for God and turn from sin, God can do great works in and through you in order to build His kingdom.
Your purpose in this life is to live for God and build His kingdom. Do not shrink back from what God has called you to do and be.
Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Savior; that you will turn towards God and away from all sin; that God will strengthen you to be holy as He is holy; that you will find your purpose in God; that you will know His amazing grace and love; and that you will pass on God’s grace and love to others.