Do you ever ask yourself, “What is my purpose?”
The Bible gives us a clear answer to this question in II Corinthians 5:15.
He died for all, that those who live should no longer live to themselves, but to him who for their sakes died and rose again.II Corinthians 5:15
What is your purpose in life? To stop living for yourself and glorify God with our lives. This chapter in II Corinthians is describing the contrast between focusing on our life here on earth or a future in heaven. It’s telling us to focus more on our future in heaven each day.
Living for ourselves brings us frustration and a lack of purpose. But living for God brings value and meaning to our lives. Remember our bodies are temporary, we look forward to a better future.
How does God want us to live?
God wants us to be kind to others (Eph 4:32), take care of the poor, orphans and widows (Matthew 5:40), denying our own desires and follow God’s commandments daily (Luke 9:23).
What small change can you make today that bring you purpose by living for God?