Ever wonder what the purpose to your life was? Why you're here, why now? Ever wonder where you're going, why you're going there and what will you do at the end when all of the going has stopped and you've finally arrived? What then when your life is not occupied with the "going" somewhere? Some of us have found our calling - we enroll in college courses to pursue it, others of us - perhaps most of us - are searching for our calling, and so we enroll in college courses to find it. How many have come to the end of the race only to find a door opened to an empty room - a room that we had expected to be filled with so much promise, so much fulfillment. Our ambitions were high, to shoot off into the corporate world and make a name for ourselves - to become a renowned journalist who would turn the world upside down - to be the one that makes a difference. The door opens, we step in to claim our prize, and it shuts behind us, leaving us in a dark empty room.
Then come the different questions - the ones we dread asking, but in the asking of them there is some carnal fulfillment so we don't shun the implications, instead we allow them to wrap around us like a warm blanket on a cold night. Questions like, What's the point, Who cares, and When will it all be over? These are questions asked by thousands of people who have come to the end of the road hoping to find a purpose to, not just life, but to THEIR life. And the answers can be destructive and deadly... and often they are.
My statement is simple and for both Christians and non-Christians alike: You ARE here for a reason. It is no accident that you were born during the exact time and place, and grew up in the exact families and schools that you did. It is no mistake that you were born - you are NOT a mistake. You were made with purpose and for a purpose. There is a calling for you, specifically for you and you alone. It can only be found in Jesus Christ. "BAH!" how many are ready to write their posts of criticisms after that last sentence, and so they will - but the gospel is offensive because it calls us to a reality - a reality that there is a God, that He has created you and as your Creator He has certain rights that belong only to a creator - namely the right to tell you what to do - and in our self-driven independent life, this doesn't go over well. Of course it doesn't. If He has a right to tell us what to do, then He has a right to hold us to an account for what we have and have not done, and He has a right to judge us according to His right to tell us what to do.
More than His having a right to tell us what to do (and how many of us never get beyond that point - and how it turns us off!), He has created you for a purpose. What is His purpose for you? What is His calling for your life? I don't have the specifics, but I can share with you where to start: at the Cross. God as our Creator made us - He formed us, He knit us together in our mother's womb, even before we were born God knew us by name. There may be many of us that are what the world calls illegitimate children - but, as Dr. Tony Evans puts it, there may be children that are conceived illegitimately - but no child is ever an illegitimate child, every child is legitimate because created you. God made you. And He made you for a purpose.
Let Jesus come in and fill the empty room with life and purpose. Let Him give you new life through His death and resurrection for your sins. How do you come to the cross? By believing that Jesus, the son of God died on the cross to pay for your sins, because He has a purpose for you that does not include condemnation to an eternity separated from Him, and rose again on the third day from the grave, showing that His payment, His atonement for your sins was accepted by the Father. He has a purpose for you that can only be realized in the newness of life that Christ offers through faith in Him.
God created you for a purpose:
Jeremiah 1:5 Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.
That can only be realized in Christ:
John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. John 10:10 ... I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.
Just Passing Through.