Why am I here? What is the meaning of life? How can I find purpose? When will I find fulfillment in my day-to-day every day routine?
Most folks will at one time or another ask those why, what, how, and when questions. Rising early, checking off the list, never accomplishing everything I really want and need to do leaves one discouraged, depressed, and defeated. All those downer words are often the result of rising early, working hard, staying up late and then getting up tomorrow and doing it all over again.
To answer the why, what, how, and when questions means we have to go to the WHO of life.
The answer to WHO is GOD.
Isaiah 43:6b-7 speaks to His why for creating us:
“…Bring my sons from afar and my daughters from the ends of the earth—
everyone who is called by my name,
whom I created
for my glory,
whom I formed and made.”
He created us. He loves us. He longs to have a relationship with us. He reveals His glory to us so that we can respond with joy and praise to Him.
It’s impossible to love someone you don’t know. Knowing Him requires spending time with Him. Knowing Him is the reason we study His Word, the Bible.
My upside down, spinning and turning world is righted. I find due north in Him, the anchor of my soul. When my world is viewed through the lens of His glory, an unfolding narrative begins to take shape. A tapestry with the thread of His love and His purpose is revealed. I am threaded in. I am part of something that transcends this life.
I was made for more. I was created for Him. My life and my purpose, the rhythm and routine in the dreary gray day-to-day has been energized and colorized. I live #ForHisGlory.
When life is full and challenging – especially when life is full and challenging – I must not neglect my daily worship. The more I know Him, the more I love Him. My daily life becomes a continual walking in worship, as my thought life becomes a continual conversation with the One who loved me first and loves me best.
Do you know Him? Do you want to? Let’s have coffee and talk.