Why are you here?
The first five words of the bible, Genesis 1:1 “In the beginning God created…..” Now think about the God of all creation created man, Genesis 1:26 “Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness…..” The last twelve words of Genesis 1:31 “God saw all that he had made, and it was very good.” We could stop there and assess the situation of our own existence, why did God create me?
Have you ever given it some serious thought? Some people seem to be created to make a statement with their life. Others take action that has consequences and quite often we call them either Villains or Heroes. Narrow it down to right here, right now and ask yourself why am I here, alive today, in this period of history and in this nation? What is the reason I exist? What was I made to do?
If you haven’t done that yet it can be a humbling experience. We often spend our whole lives doing what we do, where we are, thinking that we’re an island. We think what we do affects nobody but ourselves. Some might take it further and say that were we not here, nobody would notice.
Let me say that this kind of thinking is absurd. God created us as individuals, no two humans or animals are exactly the same, not even identical twins. God gave each of us intellect (a brain) and what we do with it is totally up to us. We have the ability of building up (creating) or tearing down (destroying) in our minds and through what comes out of our mouths. So when was the last time you fell down on your knees and poured your heart out to Almighty God asking him “What was I created to do?” Was it Yesterday, Today or Never?
I venture to say that each of us have been created with a pre-ordained purpose even before we entered into our mother’s womb. In fact the very evidence that we have a purpose is realized with our birth into this world. Sadly babies who are aborted realize their purpose much sooner.
Jesus told us that the greatest commandment of all is to Love God and Love your neighbor as you love yourself.
Luke 10:27 (NIV) He answered, “’Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’; and ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’”
A huge problem in the world today is for people to feel comfortable in their own skin. Many believe the lie that God made a mistake when he made them. Therefore they may feel they are a male trapped in a female body or vice versa. Some take it even further and hate their neighbor because they disagree politically or over pure trivial stuff. That is how wars begin.
Have you ever said or heard someone else say, “I wish they would go back where they came from” – directing it toward people of a particular race or ethnic group?
Do you know for that to happen the Garden of Eden would have to be expanded exponentially after the Angel of God has been ordered away from his post? Take in all the people who have ever lived and all who are alive today, plus all who will ever live in the future. Do you know how crowded it would be?
Actually statements like that are totally absurd and ridiculous as they have not been fully thought out. I’m reminded of Rodney King’s “Can’t we all just get along?” Maybe we should give serious consideration to the words of Jesus in Luke 10:27.
The real reason we are here is to worship God (our actions, words and deeds) and to tell everyone that God loves you – just the way you are. After all he created you that way.
It is God’s desire that everyone (that means you) come live with him in heaven eternally. That means asking for forgiveness of you sins, making a 180 degree turn away from sin, and following after (seeking) Jesus.
Jesus told the woman at the well – “Go and sin no more” and that is his wish for each of us. – RTM