What on Earth Am I Here For?

0 comments Posted on October 1, 2012

It’s easy to get distracted by the busyness of life—settling into a routine of rushing about from work to school to home to the store to wherever. But in the midst of it all, or even in the midst of nothing at all, have you ever wondered: what on earth am I here for?

The good news is God created you for a purpose. God has a plan for your life. His plan is for you to have a relationship with Him.

The problem though is that there is something that separates you from God. Your sin. Regardless of any “good deeds” you may do, Romans 3:10 tells us, “There is none righteous, no, not one.” There are no righteous people because everyone is a sinner. According to Romans 3:23, “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” Since God is holy and man is sinful, no matter how hard we try, we’ll always come up short of Him.

But there is hope. God “is not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance” (2 Peter 3:9). Although we as sinners cannot save ourselves, God has given us a Savior.

Romans 5:8 says, “God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” Jesus, the perfect sacrifice, paid the price for our sins through His death on the cross and resurrection from the dead. He did what we as sinners could not do for ourselves.

According to Romans 6:23, “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” As sinners, the one thing we do deserve is death, eternal separation from God in hell. But God has given us a gift—the gift of eternal life. This gift cannot be bought or earned. It has already been purchased through the blood of Christ. Therefore, it is only through Him that we are able to have the gift of eternal life.

God’s gift of life is now before you; what will you do with it? The following prayer is a guideline to help you tell God that you want to accept His gift and begin a relationship with Him:

Dear God,
Thank You for sending Jesus to die on the cross for my sins. I know that I am a sinner and that it is only through Jesus’ death on the cross and resurrection from the dead that I am able to have eternal life with You in heaven. I now accept You as my Savior.
In Jesus’ name, Amen

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