A friend of mine once said that it’s not how long a person lives but how he spends his time. An individual might reach 100 years yet he remains to be unsatisfied. A man who has 50 years can say under the sun that he lives a meaningful life.
The Lord Jesus Christ himself lived for only 33 years and he accomplished much in that span of time. He did what His Father wants him to do, until now His influence around the world is still being felt. Jesus fed the hungry; healed the sick; and gave hope to the hopeless. He even gave himself to die at the cross so that we might be saved.
However, one of the most important matters in His life to fulfill is to have his 12 disciples. He mentored them to be ready to face the world before he will be in heaven again. Jesus taught his disciples everything about the kingdom before He died. He never stopped sharing them how the principles of the kingdom of God works.
Before Jesus left his earthly ministry to be back with the Father, he made sure that he trained 12 disciples to continue his work. History tells us that the disciples turned the world upside down by purposely spreading the world of God.
The disciples understood their purposes in life. Take for example Peter whom Jesus had a difficult time in dealing with him several times. Peter wavered in his faith; he denied Christ; he even got back to his career in fishing instead of continuing to be fishers of men.
But deep inside Peter, he understands that his life will be worth nothing except he will do his life’s purpose. His passion to obey God’s will even drew him to be crucified upside down. He was in a state of life which he will do everything for the purpose of his life.
What is my purpose in life? Daily, I have to ponder what this really means. It’s like asking why am I here? I have to be reminded everyday so that I will only do the things related to my purpose in life.
I believe that my purpose in life is to know God and to let Him be known. It doesn’t end when a person is born again. To become a Christian by accepting the Lord Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior is just the beginning of the blessed life. It’s the beginning of the wonderful journey of life in which an individual has the privilege to know his creature.
To Know God. Knowing God is the greatest thing in life. Having a personal relationship with the King of kings is what matters most to me. A relationship that is supreme to all relationships. To know God means spending time in prayer, in His Word, and in His love. To know Him means that the love for Him will be above everything.
To let Him be known. It is impossible for a person to claim that he loves God without any passion for the souls. To know God means that we feel the heartbeat of Jesus – to save which was lost. A person cannot say he loves God without doing anything to bring his families, friends, and loved ones to the feet of Jesus. To let Him be known means that you have to have your 12 disciples also.
A life without purpose is a futile endeavor. It’s like climbing into a ladder and you only find out at the end that you are in a wrong building. Call it wastrels. Call it miscalculations. But we can call it foolishness.
What is your purpose in life? I have to end this post with something to meditate so that we will live a better life here on earth.
“The quality of our life in eternity depends on the quality of our obedience and faithfulness in serving GOD here on earth.”
Bro. Eddie C. Villanueva