September 26, 2011

A Loss of Purpose


Death can be a difficult thing to deal with. It can seem almost insurmountable. I went to two funerals on Monday and I was reminded of something after a conversation at one of them. I am convinced that no matter what we go through in life, there is nothing that can be done to take away our purpose on earth. So long as we are on this earth, we have a purpose and we have a mission.

"For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain." - Philippians 1:21
Paul wants so desperately to depart and move into the heavenly realms with God, yet he recognizes that the people of earth are clearly in need of Him to remain in order to shepherd and guide those people. For the Christ follower, to be on earth is to see Christ and His mission for the world to hear the good news of His name. That clearly looks different from one person to the next, but it is always Christ and it is always true while we are on earth.

"For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them." - Ephesians 2:10
At no time are we freed from the promise of God to see us continue to do the work that He has placed before us. He has prepared good works (purpose) for us for every single day we are alive and He gives us breath. We must recognize that if we have breath, we have purpose. 

So what is your mission today? What is your purpose for this day?

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