What are some of the things that you do well? Can you sing, read, write, create, or draw? Are you great at math or science?
Let me tell you something: You were given those talents and were created with a PURPOSE!
If you are a follower of Jesus Christ, that purpose is to reconcile the world to God through a relationship with Jesus Christ.
In the beginning, we were created perfect and without sin, but as time progressed, we got further and further away from God’s perfect plan for us. But did you know that there’s a way back?
What does it take to have a relationship with Jesus Christ? How can you find God’s purpose for you?
You must admit that you are not living God’s best plan for you.
You must admit that you fail to love God above all else and that you’ve failed at loving people that way God does. God is Creator and we were created to dwell in His presence and in the presence of His people, in a loving community. But somehow, someway, we have distorted that perfect plan and stopped loving the Creator who seeks to provide a great environment for us to dwell in. On top of that, WE DO NOT LOVE THE WAY GOD LOVES. We want to love conditionally, we want to love only those who love us. We are unwilling to leave our 4 walls and reach out to the sick, to the poor, and to the lost. We are so busy leading full and busy lives that we fail to see need right in front of our eyes.
You must believe that Jesus is the Son of God and that He came to us to save us from our eternal separation from God.
Sin separates us from God. It separates us from one another. And since the beginning, we have done an awful job of being able to be loving toward our Creator and each other. If it was up to us, then we would never be reconciled back to God, to partake in His goodness and plans. But because of how loving God is, He has made a way to Him – Jesus Christ. It is through Christ that we can come and be a part of His plan once more. And your faith in Him through confession is what grants you salvation. And that alone. I praise God for that, I’m so grateful that He made a way for me!
You must confess that Jesus Christ is Lord –
You must believe that Creator God is SO LOVING, SO GRACIOUS, SO MERCIFUL, AND FULL OF GRACE that outside of Him we would perish. We would not love one another. We would not love Creation and The Creator. We are so lost, we are full of greed, of lust, of anger, of despair, of sadness, and of hopelessness outside of God that we need His constant voice to keep us in the light and away from endangering others and ourselves.
But is there such a person that can love God and others the way God does? Of course there is!
The book of Genesis, chapter 13 introduces such a man of this type of faith. His name is Abraham. Abraham had such a close relationship with God that the bible says that once God called Abraham, and asked him to leave his country and his people, that Abraham did just that. God promised Abraham great blessings in return for great faith. And the blessings came primarily through protection as Abraham followed God to the promised land.
You may be wondering, “Am I too old to join the journey of a relationship with Christ?”. Absolutely not, the bible says that Abraham was 75 years old when he obeyed God’s calling.
Will your walk with Christ be without suffering or issues that arise?
Absolutely not! But now you are no longer alone. You have a CREATOR and A COMMUNITY who can help navigate this thing called life. There are women and men who have walked this path before. Who have also surrendered their life to a LOVING CREATOR where the goals is to love God and each other. This group of people have first-hand experience and are on the same journey with you. They want what God has for them, the way you do.
So what’s it going to take? How much longer will you walk this path alone. How much longer will it take for you to accept that YOU ARE LOVED and that OTHERS WANT TO LOVE YOU THE WAY GOD DOES?
That is your purpose; to love and to be loved. Plain and simple!
Comment below if I can help answer any questions that you may have. Let me know if you have accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior. Share testimonies of your journey – the good as well as the bad. Let the world know the great power in community. Someone is waiting to hear your story!
Be blessed today,