Day 4 of Thanksgiving Week and I am so thankful for living a life of purpose!
A few days ago, I was thinking back to the life I once lived, and wondering how my life would have been different if God had not plucked me from where I was, dead in sin, and set my feet on the solid foundation of His Son, Jesus Christ! Man, it’s unfathomable to imagine what my life would be like. The purpose that my life has in being follower of Christ is unmatched by any other goals, achievements, or purposes that any life could strive to attain. This is not to say that my life is that desirable. My point is this: The life that I have obtained in Christ is more desirable than all that!
Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast about it.
It’s not what I have done, but what He has done; and through this process of salvation, my life has been given new meaning and purpose—to bring glory to Him! That is done through serving God and others, demonstrating the love of Christ, and living out the plans and purposes He has specifically created me for.
We each have a unique make-up. Our past, our experiences, our skill sets, our passions all come together to make a unique us; and this is the framework in which God works to use us to reach the people around us. This life, that is then defined by our Creator, is full of purpose, hope, and security—purpose found in leading others to a saving knowledge of Him through the work of the Holy Spirit; hope that we will one day be united with Him for eternity, and that all we face here on earth is only temporary; and a security in Him as to who we were created to be and that we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them (Romans 8:28).
What a life that He has given me! The places I have been, the things I have seen, and all the experiences I have had as a result of the new life that He has given me is something I would NEVER, EVER trade in!
Never going back…