How Can You Find Your Purpose through God’s Salvation?

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Most people spend their whole lives trying to figure out what their purpose is. Hence, today, I wanted to look at, how salvation can help you find your purpose. Let’s begin by defining salvation.

What is salvation?

Dictionary.com defines salvation as, “deliverance from the power and penalty of sin; redemption.” In essence, that is what salvation boils down to, but it is also so much more than that. Salvation is God’s love extended to us. Salvation is based on God’s attempt to redeem His lost children.

When Adam sinned against God in the Garden of Eden, He caused an eternal rupture in the relationship between man and God; Consequently, He and Eve were removed from the Garden of Eden (Genesis 3). And by extension, we are all descendants of Adam which has caused us to be born in sin.

Salvation is God’s saving grace from His eternal judgement. Salvation cannot be earned, exchanged, or given from another human. God voluntarily gave us the free gift of salvation. It costs us nothing; but it cost Him His only Son. I suggest reading John 3:16-18 for further understanding of God’s gift to us. God redeemed us through the death of His only Son, Jesus Christ. When we confess with our mouths and accept in our hearts that Christ died for our sins, so that God could redeem us back into His family, we are saved by God’s grace and salvation.

Why did Jesus Christ have to die?

 Christ died because the penalty of sin is death. As a result, God made a way for us to be redeemed into His eternal family, which was His original plan. If you read the Old Testament, you will see that the Jews continuously offered many sacrifices for their sins. With the death, and resurrection, of Christ, God placed us under a new covenant with Him which grants us forgiveness of our sins and eternal life.

So, How Can Salvation Help You Find Your Purpose

Salvation brings you closer to the will of God. Salvation helps you to recognize that God has a bigger plan in motion than what we see in the natural world around us. Christ saving us is just the beginning of our journey with Christ. In other words, God begins to work on the inside of us to transform us and make us more like Christ. It is in this relationship between us and God, that we begin to understand who we are and why we were sent here to earth. The closer we get to God, the closer we get to who we truly are.

Why does drawing closer to God get us closer to our truest selves?

When we live apart from God, we are influenced by culture and all the values of the world. But, as we draw closer to God, we get to understand the spiritual world more. As a result of this understanding, comes wisdom and understanding. It’s the wisdom and understanding to learn that all the things we see around us will eventually end because this life was never meant to be permanent. So, we begin to value the spiritual realm more because we understand that God is a Spirit. He works behind the scenes to move and align things and people to His will.

God’s Purpose

In closing, God has one main purpose for all His creations, and that is to bring glory to God. Colossians 3:23 tells us that whatever we do should be done unto God. God calls us to put aside the natural human nature of selfishness to serve others. God uses people to bless other people. Christ, in His ministry on earth, talked about being a servant unto others, see John 13.

Therefore, as followers of Christ, our purpose is to do the will of God on earth, to follow His directions and instructions to us. What differs between us, is the way that we will serve others. This is where our individual gifts and skills come into play. However, as these are given by God, He will direct you in the way He wants you to use your gifts to help others. Our job is to be submitted to His will.

A successful life is a life that was lived according to God’s plan and purpose.

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