Why?

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The definition of “why” is, ‘for what reason, cause or purpose’.  If you are a parent, ‘why’ may mean ‘because I said so’.  I know it did in my house for many years.

We tend to ask ‘why’ when we are at a loss.  Why did that happen?  Why did they die?  Why am I here? What’s the reason for that?  What caused that?  What is the purpose of that?

As believer’s we often wonder, ‘what’s God’s will for me’?  Why am I here?  What is my purpose?  These are great questions.  Sometimes we think these are the questions of great mysteries in our lives.

But for this purpose I have raised you up, to show you my power, so that my name may be proclaimed in all the earth. Exodus 9:16 ESV

Ultimately, God chooses to use every believer to make His name proclaimed in all the earth.  That’s our purpose.  What a privilege!

So why am I here?  Why are you here? First, we are to have a personal relationship with our Father, Jehovah.  Once we have answered our own eternal question and said “yes” to Jesus, then our purpose is to bring Him glory. 

We do that by living a life pleasing to Him.  We are to present our bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is our spiritual worship according to Romans 12:1.  We do it in our everyday lives – at home, at work or at play. 

As a believer, we are to proclaim Him to all the earth!  The only way we can do that is to be His child, worship Him with our lives and tell others of our Great Lord.

So whatever your vocation, work like you are working directly for Jesus – you are.  Act and talk like Jesus is watching – He is. And tell others of the joy you have in Christ like they want to know – they do.