Remembering Our Purpose
“Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began.” II Timothy 1(9)
The Christian life is replete with provisions and blessings. The Lord graciously bestows these upon us for our enjoyment and welfare. We are to receive them joyfully with thanksgiving knowing they come from the Father of lights with Whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.
While experiencing the many blessings of the abundant life, we are faced with the challenge of remembering our purpose. It is essential that we bear in mind and are very careful to not forget the reason for our existence. We have been saved to serve God and others. It is not about others serving us but rather we are called to minister unto others. Our Lord set the example for us in this regard. “For even the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.” Mark 10(45)
Our purpose is evangelistic in nature. We are divinely called to reach men and women with the glorious gospel of salvation through Jesus Christ. Our purpose is to see people saved and established in God. We are called to make an eternal difference in the lives of others. This is God’s purpose for us and anything less speaks of a need to examine our lives and make the necessary adjustments.
May this be a time of sincere reflection and reaffirming God’s purpose in each of our lives.
By Rev. J. H. Olson