I have had the honor of serving in various community organizations. Some have been more effective than others, and I have found the most effective organizations are those who have a clear purpose. They answer the questions, “Who are we?” and “Why are we here?” They know the purpose for which they exist, and they work to accomplish it. It is a joy to work with people who have this kind of clarity!
I love the same kind of clarity in my Christian life. Who am I? Why am I here? When these questions went unanswered, I was like a blind man trying to navigate an unknown cavern. Feeling my way through life and hoping not to get injured along the way. In that spiritually blind state, the best I could hope for would be to get the most of life before breathing my last. But then Jesus Christ invaded my life in a wonderful way. He brought sight to my spiritual eyes and purpose to my life.
Who am I now? I am a child of God. I am a friend and brother of Christ, and I am an ambassador of the kingdom of God. Why am I here? The Apostle Paul answered this in his letter to the church at Colossae, “To please God in all respects.” I serve at the pleasure of the King of kings. I live to bless the One who died for me. I know some people think of Jesus as a killjoy, but true joy is found in the freedom from sinning. I am now free to live for God, and I am free to say no to temptation.
Who are you? Why are you here?
You may or may not have attended church your entire life, but have you ever believed upon Jesus Christ for your salvation? Have you ever cried out to Him for new life? Start with seeking rebirth in Jesus, and then embrace the purpose for life, “To please God in all respects.” Let us be a people who earnestly desire and work to please God in our private thoughts and our public actions. Let us rejoice in the opportunity to please our Creator, Savior, and Lord. What an honor to serve such a good and mighty King!
Colossians 1:9-10 – For this reason also, since the day we heard of it, we have not ceased to pray for you and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so that you will walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, to please Him in all respects, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God.