In today’s society, we are all about discovering what our purpose is. People want to know why they are here, why they are doing what they are doing, etc. Lately, God has been teaching me ultimately about my purpose, and it is the purpose of everyone reading this post. My ultimate purpose here can be put into 2 things:
1. The number one purpose is to glorify Christ! This is in everything that we do. I Corinthians 10:31 says, “Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.”The most important word there that we struggle grasping is the word, “all.” We are commanded to do all to the glory of God. So, let’s try and put this into perspective. I am supposed to glorify God in my job? Absolutely! Whether you are a businessman, a teacher (public or private), CEO, farmer, etc, it does not matter, you are supposed to bring glory to God. Now, what about life? I have learned that it is easy to give Him glory when things are going well! When I am on a mountain top, it is easy to say, all glory goes to God. What about when things are bad, am I supposed to give God glory then? Absolutely! We all need to get to the point where if I succeed, the glory goes to God, and if I fail or a trial comes my way, I will still give glory to God.
2. The second purpose is to make His name known to the nations! In I Samuel 17, we find the famous story of David and Goliath. I love this story for many reasons. One of the reasons is that David was a nobody (it reminds me of myself), yet, God still desires to use him. In the story no one would fight the Philistine. He was a giant (over 9 feet tall). David comes to the battle to deliver food to his brothers, and he notices the Philistine and the problem. He suggests that he will fight him and he ends up going down to fight the Philistine with just a sling and 5 stones. This is not the type of gear I would have taken with me to war. In verse 46, David demands the defeat of the Philistine, and he makes this statement: “That all earth may know that there is a God in Israel.” This battle is the same battle we face today. The battle on that day was not necessarily between the Philistines and the Israelite s, but the battle was about defending the name of God. I am disappointed at how many people allow God’s name to be defied in today’s society. We need to get back at defending His name. When the cause is just (fighting for His name is), we will always come out on the winning side. I am deeply convicted at not making His name to the city where we minister at. It is my goal that the focus of our student ministry would be to make His name known and make His name great in our city.We need to get back to where the focus is on reaching people for Him.
Are you fulfilling your purpose?