So Why Am I Here

We are going to answer this question from the perspective of a Christian and not an unsaved person. For the unsaved person, his life will be filled with vanity, as Solomon said, “vanity of vanities, all is vanity.” Solomon’s conclusion at the end of his life is this:

For God shall bring every work into judgment with every secret thing, whether it be good or whether it be evil.” – Ecclesiastes 12:14

But for the Christian, life for him or her has new meaning after their salvation. Their life takes on purpose and meaning. They realize that they are here for a purpose, and God has a plan for their life.

Our first question should be, what does God want me to do? There are some important things to consider in relation to this question. First, the God of Heaven has given us the Word of God, so that we can know His will. Many of the answers to questions that we might ask about the will of God are answered in the Book.

Secondly, God has given us His Holy Spirit to bring guidance into our lives.  The Spirit will always guide us according to the Bible. He will never lead us contrary to the Book. He will guide us through the Book, circumstances, and friends. Let me use myself as an illustration. When God began to deal with me about going into the ministry, I would argue with Him about it. I used every excuse that I could think of before I finally said yes to the Lord. When I did, I went to my pastor and told him how the Lord had been dealing with me and that I had finally submitted to the Lord’s will in this matter. His reply was, “Well, I knew it all along and was wondering how long it would take you to realize it.” When I went home and told my parents, they said, “Well, son, we knew something was happening in your life and thought it might be something like this.” Both parties confirmed God’s calling to me.

I have found that God often calls those who are already involved in a ministry to an even greater ministry. If you are busy in the Lord’s work, God can direct your paths much easier to His will for your life. If you are working, then the Spirit can direct you in the paths that God desires for your life. It’s much earlier to direct a moving car than it is to direct a parked car. Start where you are. Use the opportunities that you have to serve the Lord, and then God will direct you to areas of greater service for Him.

Remember, “the path of the righteous man is directed of the Lord.”

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