Have you ever paused to ask yourself, ‘what’s the point of my life?’ If you have, then maybe, you’ve felt lost and deeply terrified. And if you haven’t, then ask yourself now – ‘what’s my purpose?’ It’s an intimidating thought, but everyoneshould wrestle with it. We can easily go through the everyday motions and forget to ask ourselves the most important of questions. So push aside the chaos, snap out of autopilot and really consider it – ‘why am I here?’
Is This It?
Some people say there’s no purpose. Others say we can never know our purpose. But everyone lives for something. Maybe it’s religion, enjoyment or money. Or perhaps it’s career, popularity, or family. But surely, these can’t be the reasons for our entire existence. They often leave us asking, ‘is this it?’ Either we feel dissatisfied; or these things are eventually taken from us; or we’re eventually taken from them when we die. This proves that they can’t give us ultimate purpose. So the question remains, ‘why do I exist?’
Made For More
The reason why you desperately search for purpose but feel unfulfilled is because you were made for more. It’s like trying to fit a square peg in a round hole. It just doesn’t fit. You were made for something that doesn’t leave you dissatisfied; that can’t be taken from you; and that will remain after you die. The only possibility that makes sense is that you were made for God. You were made to enjoy Him in an intimate relationship. That’s why you exist. “There is one God, the Father, from whom are all things and for whom we exist” – 1 Corinthians 8:6.
The problem is that even though you were made for God, you’ve spent your entire life chasing after money, popularity, power, self and much more. He deserves your life and is the only one who can fulfil you. God wants the best for you – Himself. But you’ve persisted in rejecting Him. This is called sin. And God is greatly angered by sin. He’s warned that He will punish guilty sinners in hell forever. Therefore, your rebellion has provoked His separation from you. That means you can’t fulfil your purpose. As long as you’re separated from God, you’ll always be dissatisfied. And your dissatisfaction will only intensify with each passing day. “For those who are self-seeking and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, there will be wrath and fury” – Romans 2:6-8.
But because of God’s love, He’s taken the initiative to rescue you from your dissatisfaction and future punishment. He sent His Son, Jesus Christ on a rescue mission. Jesus lived the perfect life sinners were required to live; He died on the cross and received the punishment of rebels, so that God wouldn’t be angry with them; and then three days later He gloriously came back to life. Jesus did everything necessary to save you. All you have to do is turn from your sin and completely trust in Him for salvation. By surrendering to Jesus, you’ll escape hell and finally have an answer to the question, ‘why do I exist?’ “For Christ also suffered for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring you to God. He was put to death in the flesh but made alive by the Spirit” – 1 Peter 3:18.
You exist to know God, so come and know Him today.