So many of us are struggling to find a higher purpose and real meaning in life. Perhaps you too want to be a person who makes a difference while at the same time being fulfilled in life.
Last week I wrote an article about “Where there is no vision” being the most misquoted Bible verse during new year. To help you not only have God’s vision but also His mission I wrote today’s article. I believe this message will add value to your life and help you discover your greater purpose in life. I’d love for you to read it…
My “rock your world” moment
I went to Bible college and served as a missionary for 25 years before I discovered what I’m about to share with you. This realization was life changing to me.
It was January of 2014 when I took the perspectives course in Pensacola Florida.
A couple of classes into the course I was shocked to hear about God’s main mission. For years I thought that God’s purpose was simply to seek and save the lost.
Here’s the revelation that rocked my world and gave me a new-found mission and purpose in life:
“Declare His Glory Among the Nations, His marvelous works among all the peoples!”
“God’s purpose is global worship of Him.”
You may be as surprised as I was to discover that declaring God’s Glory to all nations is the misional theme of the entire Bible.
Salvation alone just isn’t enough. It’s like repeating a one time prayer and attending church regularly. It just doesn’t quite hit the mark. God desires a relationship and not just a verbal commitment or works. God deeply desires for us to worship Him in spirit and truth .This involves loving Him with all our heart, soul, mind and strength as defined in the Great Commandment (Mark 12:30; Luke 10:27). Then we should declare that love (His Glory) to others all over the World.
In my article Salvation and Churches Are NOT God’s Main Purpose I make it clear that salvation is not God’s main purpose.
God desires that people from all Nations get an opportunity and the privilege to worship Him.
God’s Purpose is for the Nations to Worship Him
Once I discovered this I began to shift my thinking from that of soul winning to that of helping everyone glorify God. That’s why if you read about us you’ll discover that I not only want to help you follow and obey Christ, I want to help you find your purpose, make a difference and become fulfilled in life.
Why do I get out of bed every morning?
I believe “Everyone in the World should have an opportunity to worship God”. That’s my “why”in life.
Most of us live our lives by accident — we live as it happens.
Fulfillment comes when we live our lives on purpose.
So what should be your purpose?
Psalms 96 provides the answer. God has made you for global purposes. God has made you for something very large….
Your life mission or purpose should not only be to tell of his salvation from day-to-day, but to Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous works among all the peoples!” Ps 96: 2-3