Created for God's Glory
Some of you have been asking yourself the age old question, "What is my porpoise in life?" Am I supposed to just swim around daily eating, drinking, sleeping and making noise? Am I just living to exist or is there a grander scheme or reason for being?
Okay, it's a picture of a dolphin. Let's get that out of the way... but that didn't fit my post as well. But seriously, what is your purpose in life?
First, here are some signs that you may not be living up to your purpose:
1. You lack joy and excitement
2. You don't feel much fulfillment
3. Work feels pointless
4. You feel stuck
5. You have no direction
So, what is it you were created for? The Bible is clear in the following: You were created for God's glory.
"...everyone who is called by my name, whom I created for my GLORY, whom I formed and made.” (Isaiah 43:7)
“Worthy are you, our Lord and God, to receive GLORY and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they existed and were created.” (Revelation 4:11)
There you go... plain and simple. So what does this mean to you and me?
The key is found in 1 Chronicles 16:28-29, “Ascribe to the Lord, O families of nations, ascribe to the Lord glory and strength, ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name. Bring an offering and come before him; worship the Lord in the splendor of his holiness.”
Giving God glory means acknowledging His lordship over your life and then giving your life to Him as an offering. The offering we bring to God involves obedience, submission, and rehearsing His attributes (living like Jesus in this life).