Why am I here?
Updated: May 12, 2020
Do you ever find yourself wondering what your purpose is? Why were you created? Is there more to life than just going to work everyday and waiting for Friday?
I think one of the most frequently asked questions for Christians is “How do I find God’s will for my life?” I remember wondering that myself and searching for purpose.
I’m going to answer that question for you tonight. You were created for two things.
1. To know Jesus 2. To make Jesus known
That’s it. To know Him and make Him known.
First, spend time getting to know God. Priscilla Shrier says “practice God’s presence.” Go for a walk, make a cup of coffee and sit without your phone, grab some chocolate and sneak off to your closet. I know you are busy but you can do this. Even if you start with just five minutes a day, do something to get to know God better today. Philippians 3:10-11 says, I want to know Christ and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of sharing in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, and so, somehow to attain to the resurrection from the dead.
Secondly, make Him known. As you spend more time with God you will find that you want to share what he is teaching you with others. Do it! Your testimony can be as easy as what you read in your Bible yesterday or how you feel God is moving in your life. When you spend time in His presence you won’t be able to keep quiet about what is happening in your life. Acts 4 tells us about Peter being questioned by the religious leaders. He is instructed to stop talking about Jesus. I love his response. Acts 4:18-20 “Then they called them (Peter and John) in again and commanded them not to speak or teach at all in the name of Jesus. But Peter and John replied, ‘Judge for yourselves whether it is right in God’s sight to obey you rather than God. For we cannot help speaking about what we have seen and heard.'”
Don’t stop talking about Jesus!
That’s why you were created, to know Him and make Him known!