What if our life was about greater purpose than we often realize? How would knowing that purpose change your direction?
As Christians, you and I have been given one of the greatest purposes we can have. In fact, I don’t know if there is a higher purpose we can be called to. Christians are called to share the hope of Christ with others. Christians are called to share the good news of Jesus with those around us. Christians are called to live out the gospel of Christ in our lives.
Matthew 5: 14-16 (NKJV)
“You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden.
Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.”
Jesus describes Himself as the “Light of the world” (ref. Jn. 8: 12). It is not a small thing that He speaks of His disciples, those who follow after Him, as light. Christians shine forth the light of Christ, the hope and truth of the gospel. What greater purpose can be given than to shine forth the glorious news of our Lord and Savior, Christ Jesus!
The apostle Paul wrote, “For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.” (Eph. 2:10). As Christians, our purpose is to live out our lives walking in His good works. As we do, the light of Christ’s goodness, His truth, is seen in our lives. Shining forth His truth, we point others to our Father in heaven so they, together with us, can glorify Him.
Is there a higher calling, a higher purpose we can have?