As a young believer, one of the questions that tugged at my heart and kept me awake for many nights was the popular “why are you here on earth? or put simply, “What is your purpose?”
For a very long time I grappled with this issue because I was made to understand that life had no meaning if you are not living God’s purpose for your life.
This question on purpose became a prayer point for a very long time, as we were advised to do. Many times I fell depressed because I felt I was just living a worthless and ordinary life as a believer.
I assumed that purpose had to be something popular and obvious. This made me question why I was not holding a microphone when many ladies of my age were doing so.
We were even told that your purpose in life could be your profession- doctor, lawyer, cook etc. So what happened to those of us who did not study professional courses?
My search came to an end when I discovered 2 Cor. 5:15.
“…and that he died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them, and rose again.”
This means that becoming a believer gave me an automatic purpose- to live for Christ. This means that the reason I still have breath in me is because there is work to do for Christ.
Apostle Paul in Gal. 2:20 further reiterated this truth.
“I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.”
If Christ indeed lives in us and through us, then we must be found doing His work.
And what else can be the core work of Christ other than the salvation of the souls of men?
“Jesus saith unto them, My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work. 35 Say not ye, There are yet four months, and then cometh harvest? behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest.”
Christ gave us a mandate to go into all the world and preach the gospel. Matt. 28:20
Whatever it is we are doing in life should directly or indirectly achieve this goal. Our career and every other privilege and platform we may have in life should be used to achieve this goal, else we are living for a temporary purpose and not Christ’s.
We must not let anything replace the core assignment Christ gave to us.
We should not take the work of our master as a side hustle.
Written By Sis Dawn Fache (Team Watchmen)