What Is Our Purpose In Life? Why Are We Here On Earth? What Is Our Mission? I am reminded of these questions daily and recently the Lord has been showing me small areas in my life here and there. This blog post is going to give an explanation of what we are to truly do here during our time on planet earth. When we wake up in the morning we are controlled by our "feelings." We have our "flesh nature" that we were born with and if we are not careful we can let that side lead us and guide us. We can become self seeking and selfish. We can develop the attitude that the world owes us something, or that we should be treated differently because we are better than others. This is a struggle we will ALWAYS have because this is our sinful nature that we came into the world with. It will be a constant fight each day while we are here on this earth. The "other side" that I am referring to is our "Spirit Man." This side does NOT come natural to us, it needs to be learned and studied by the Word of God. This is completely foreign to us, and it will take some time to learn. Our first reaction is to act in the "flesh" but we must power through that urge, and act in the "spirit." I am going to share a few bible verses as to where it gives good explanations as to what I am referring to.
- For the flesh desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the flesh. They are in conflict with each other, so that you are not to do whate ver you want. - Galatians 5:17
- Those who live according to the flesh have their minds set on what the flesh desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires. - Romans 8:5
As you can see it can be very easy to get in the cycle of being led on how we "feel." But, we must remember that the flesh and the spirit are in conflict with each other. You cannot have both, you must CHOOSE one or the other. As you can see in Romans, it says that we need to have our minds "SET" on what the Spirit desires. By "setting" our minds we must open the Bible and see how we are able to do that. The first thing is to see what the Spirit desires. We need to understand what are the fruits of the Spirit. In Galatians 5:22-23 it says "But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self- control. Against such things, there is no law."
A simple way to give yourself a quick reality check is to see if any of those fruits are being shown through you. Do you meditate on his word? Do you practice what you preach? Are you being the light of Jesus? Do you compromise your faith? These are important questions to answer.
Now let us move on to our purpose in life. I am going to introduce a few bible verses here on what Gods Word says on that issue.
- You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name, he may give it to you. - John 15:16
- Go therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. - Matthew 28:19
- 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
We have been chosen ahead of time for a specific purpose and time here on earth. There is a certain job that each person has been called to do. We are to bear fruit of the Spirit and serve others and preach the gospel of Jesus Christ. We are to show the love of Jesus and be here for others.
Many times if we are to ask one another "What Are Your Goals And Dreams?" Some might give answers as to become famous, go to a certain school, get a college degree, play a certain sport, etc. There is nothing wrong with having dreams and goals, but deep in your heart you can ask yourself the true meaning behind what you are specifically shooting for. If we are not careful pride can start to creep in and puff us up and make us think that we got it on our own. Once we are blessed, what do we do with that blessing? Do we hold it all for ourselves or do we bless others? In our world today we have many who have the "eye for an eye mentality." People will do whatever to get ahead in life, and have no remorse on who they hurt in the process. These are people who are led by the "flesh."
This blog post speaks to myself as well, because during my prayer time the Lord will speak to my heart and ask "Are your prayers just for yourself or for others?" I have seen my prayer life change dramatically over the past few years because I will pray for others now more than myself. We are called to be here for HIS glory and HIS purpose. We are to not feed our selfish desires or our egos. We must get this "spiritual battle" locked in our minds so we can choose to SET our minds beforehand each morning. We are here to live for HIM and to serve others!! I pray that this blog post spoke to you and the the Holy Spirit was able to bring revelation and wisdom.
God Bless, KatyRose