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What’s the Meaning of Life?

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Ladies, have you ever wondered what the meaning of life is? Or, more specifically, what the meaning of your life is? What’s the point? What’s the purpose? Is there a purpose?

Well, here’s another question: Do you ever feel empty, like you’re missing something or looking for more? I mean, even when things seem to be going well in your life, you’re successful in what you’re doing, you’re popular, you have what you need, but still, there’s an ache inside that won’t go away?

Does any of this sound familiar to you? Well, guess what? That feeling is an indication that there is more to life.

In fact, scripture reminds us that there is more:

Jeremiah 29:11 reads, “‘For surely I know the plans I have for you,’ says the Lord, ‘plans for your welfare and not for harm, to give you a future with hope.'” There are actually plans set up for each and every one of us. And in order to know our personal journey, we must submit ourselves to the Lord, loving Him as He commanded. The plan will take shape according to His desire, not ours.

“We know that in everything God works for good with those who love Him, who are called according to His purpose,” reads Romans 8:28. Purpose! God has a purpose, and it’s going to be good, as long as we love Him and follow Him.

So what is our purpose?

  1. To know, love and serve God. This is our ultimate purpose. The first four commandments direct Christians to know, love and serve the Lord. And so in everything we do, we should grow our relationship with Christ.
  2. To love and serve others. “For we are what he has made us, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand to be our way of life.” (Ephesians 2:10) God made us to do good things for others. Remember, He said that whatever we do for others, we do for Him. And since six of the commandments are related to loving our neighbor, we really need to recognize that this is a fundamental part of our lives.
  3. To share the Gospel. Jesus called His apostles to go out and share the Gospel with all nations. And we as Christians are called by our churches to do the same (at least my church does).

What we do as a career, how much money we make, where we go to college (if at all), who we marry (if we marry) are all simply means to an end, which is God’s purpose.

Ladies, so often we believe that the meaning of life is all about being someone or going somewhere. But the truth is that the meaning of life is focused on God. He’s the One who gave us life, after all. 1 Corinthians 10:31 reads, “So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do everything for the glory of God.”

Life is about God. All we do should be about Him, so that when the time comes, we can leave this life and enter the eternal one that we will share with the Almighty.

Ladies, do you ever wonder what the meaning of your life is?

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  1. Marcy

    Posted by Marcy on May 25, 2015 at 14:50

    Here’s a quote from the Westminster Catechism that I think sums up the purpose of a Christian’s life very well: “Man’s chief end is to glorify God, and to enjoy him forever.”