What Are YOU Here For?


To put this another way…Why do you exist? What is your purpose in life? What is the chief end of your life?

Some might say…

“There is no purpose, you are just an accident.”

Really?

“I guess there is no way of knowing.”

But what if there is?

“It’s up to each individual to determine for him/herself. You must be the master of your own fate.”

Isn’t that a little scary – every one doing what’s right in his/her own eyes?

“Pleasure – Let us eat, drink and be merry for tomorrow we die.”

And just how fulfilling is that? But, you know, this question has been asked before with a much more satisfying answer…

What is the chief end of man?
"Man’s chief end is to glorify God and enjoy Him forever."

"We have been created to bow down before our Maker and render unto Him supreme praise and adoration. We have been made to find our fullest joy and our fullest satisfaction in our Maker."

Does that surprise you?

If it does, then let me challenge you to seriously think about it. Apart from Almighty God having made you and given you life, there is absolutely no purpose in your life – your life is meaningless…

Or as Solomon of old put it… Vanity of vanities, all is vanity! (Ecclesiastes 1:2)

Until you come to see that you owe God everything, you will only be…
Searching for love in all the wrong places.

But you might object,

“So what if I’m searching for love in all the wrong places; at least I’m having fun doing it.”

Are you really? Are you really satisfied deep down inside? Aren’t you really only deceiving yourself?

Only the One who made you can really satisfy you. And yet haven’t you ignored and thought little of Him? Listen to what He says…

My people have committed two evils: They have forsaken Me, the fountain of living waters, and made themselves cisterns – broken cisterns that can hold no water (Jeremiah 2:13).

Maybe you ask,

“Can’t you just cut to the chase? What are you trying to say?”

Permit me to be blunt. Proverbs 16:25 states it baldly…There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death.

Jesus Christ declared the exact same thing when He said…Wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it (Matthew 7:13).

“But isn’t there any another way?”

Praise be to God, there is! Jesus points it out to you today…

I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes unto the Father except through Me…Truly, truly, I say to you, he who hears My word and believes in Him who sent Me has everlasting life, and shall not come into judgment, but has passed from death into life…. I am come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly. I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd gives His life for the sheep.

Won’t you turn away from vanity and emptiness and destruction and death, and turn to Him who is life?

Consider what Saint Augustine said of old, “Our hearts are restless, O God, until they find their rest in You.”