Why Am I Here On this Earth


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Why Am I Here On this Earth


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Why Am I Here? What is the purpose of my life?


Some would say your existence is simply an act of nature. You wouldn’t be here if your mother and father hadn’t met and fallen in love. Your mother and father gave you life. This ignores the fact that if another sperm cell united with the egg, you wouldn’t be here, someone else would. So if you were an accident of fait then you have to ignore the concept of intelligent design and an Intelligent Designer, the the architect that gives meaning to your life.


But then again, these people fail to explain who created nature? These people believe when you die there is nothing to worry about, you simply cease to exist in a world which is also an accident of fait, the same fait that led to your development. How sad, how hopeless, life is a temporary condition with no meaning other than the here and now. Many would argue you are not an accident of fait, your life has a purpose, a meaning, a destiny, and is a reason to hope.


Well it seems clear that your existence is not an accident of fait. What does the Bible have to say, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, (Jer. 1:5).” Well then it was God who formed us in the womb. Your biological parents were God’s instruments in your formation. If you were created on purpose then it logically follows that have a purpose, a goal, a function, a job in your creator’s plan.


Why don’t we immediately know what our purpose is, why are we forced to stumble through life in search of our purpose? Okay so what is the plan how do I learn why God put me here? When you are building a house an architect draws the plans, the carpenters, plumbers and others go to the plan for guidance. If uncertainty remains to whom do they go? The architect.


If you are uncertain about your life to whom do you go, parents, teacher, coworkers or your spouse? You go to the creator, the architect of your plan, God, but how do you get to him? What does the Bible tell us?


“  Jesus said to him, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. (Jn. 14:6). That’s pretty clear we need to pray that Jesus will help us through our troubles and expose our purpose in life while remembering we need to accept His will, His timing and His path. We can pray for our uncle who is at death’s door but we must also be willing to accept in faith, that our uncle’s work may be finished here on earth and it is time for him to go home to the Lord and Creator.


How do we obtain Jesus’ intercession on our behalf? The same way the apostles sought help, “  After he (Jesus) left the synagogue, he entered the house of Simon. Simon’s mother-in-law was afflicted with a severe fever, and they interceded with him about her.  (Lk 4:38). Now that we know how to contact God through prayer our final question is what is God’s plan for our lives? Returning to the Bible Proverbs 16:4 we read, “The LORD has made everything for his own ends, even the wicked for the evil day.


All humans have two vocations, a vocation in this world, and if lived out to the best of our ability, will lead us to our ultimate vocation as adopted children and heirs to the kingdom of God in Heaven. Even in the material world, things and creatures without the ability to reason, animals, trees, plants, stones, all praise God in their own way. We were made to know God but how? Through scripture, the word of God, as He has intervened in human history. We were made to love Him but how? By following His laws, the Ten Commandments. We were made to serve Him in this world but how? By living out our earthly vocation in the best way we can because in so doing we praise God by helping to build up the kingdom of God in this world. Our vocation in this world varies based upon the talents God has given to us.


6 Since we have gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us exercise them: if prophecy, in proportion to the faith; 7 if ministry, in ministering; if one is a teacher, in teaching; 8 if one exhorts, in exhortation; if one contributes, in generosity; if one is over others, with diligence; if one does acts of mercy, with cheerfulness. 9 Let love be sincere; hate what is evil, hold on to what is good; (Romans 12:6-9). But how do I find my gifts, my talents, my God given vocation? Bring your petition before the Lord in prayer. Educate yourself in the skills necessary to become what you think you would like to become. If the courses are too difficult change them to ones you find enjoyable. In this life we are but wanderers, pilgrims who search for our life beyond the grave by being God’s instruments in this world.


When you are happy in your career path you are on the path designed by the Creator and architect of your life. By using your talents, your gifts, you are praising God on a daily basis.


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