Are we Here for a Purpose?
Why Are We Here?
Since the dawn of time, man has been plagued with these ominous questions. Why are we here? Who are we? And ultimately, what or who created us? These questions have haunted mankind for generations. Is there an ultimate answer? If we are willing to accept the Bible as truth, then we already know the answer. According to Scripture, we were created by God. So the next question is…why? After all, He is God, and as such, He certainly doesn't need us for anything. So why did He?
Why Are We Here?
"Why are we here?" is a question that can best be answered by looking at what the Bible says.According to Scripture, once He completed creating the heavens, the earth, plant life and all animals, He created man.
“So God created man in His own image, in the image of God created He him; male and female created He them” (Genesis 1:27).
This tells us what God did, but doesn't explain why. We read on and discovered He saw everything and it was good. The logical conclusion is God created us because it pleased Him to do so.
Why were we born if only to die a relatively insignificant point in time? Isn’t there more to life? Probably not if you believe the earth was created by the “Big Bang” theory. Surely, without a doubt, man evolved from amoebas millions of years ago, and there is no Creator. If you believe the astronomical odds against such a thing happening purely by chance, I have some beach front property in Nevada I'd like to sell you.
If God is all powerful and all knowing, why are we here? If God knows everything, He has knowingly created people He knows are going to Hell before they even exist. That being the case do we really have a choice?God made us so we could glorify Him and have fellowship with Him.
The question of why we are here is a common one. The Bible describes great biblical characters who questioned the purpose of their life, such as Job. After losing his wealth, and family asked “Why from the womb did I not proceed to die?
Could it be man is incapable of governing his own life? So far, we have a very dismal track record on that subject. But it should be apparent, after thousands of years we have really made a mess of things. Our only hope is if there is a creator who will take pity on us.
Why Am I Here?
Previously we asked the question,"Where did I come from?" Now we are ready to consider another important question,"Why am I here?"
Do you know why you exist or what your purpose is? Things are made for a purpose. The person who makes something always knows why he is making it! Don't you think an all knowing creator know why he He made us?
Are You an Accident?
As we learned earlier, the theory of evolution teaches there is no maker or creator. Everything that exists has come about by chance or by freak accidents of nature called mutations.
Another principle to ponder is that life on earth is not the wherewithal of our existence. Life on Earth in our fleshly bodies is only a temporary assignment. The Bible puts it this way:
“Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.”
Does Your Life Have Real Meaning?
What is my destiny? Why do I exist? Is there a reason for my life?
These questions just won't go away.
A child naturally wonders, "Where did I come from?" As we get older and become uncertain about our future we want to know... "Does my life have a purpose? Is this all there is? What's next...anything?" From the beginning to the end of our lives, we ponder the meaning of life.
Think about your own existence. Can you see a purpose for your own life with its ups and downs, its mixture of joys and sorrows? Do you sense any lasting value?
Never Underestimate the Value of your Life
Thousands of years ago, King David looked up into the night sky and wrote down his thoughts.
"When I consider Your heavens, the works of Your fingers, the moon and the stars, which You have ordained, what is man that You are mindful of him, and the son of man that You visit him” (Psalm 8:3-8)?
Instead of God's plan, we often pursue substitutes to add meaning to our lives. Although not all are bad they arethey are valueless in God's Kingdom.
Eventually most will consider the reality of eternity. Those recognizing what happens after death will have to questionhow their present life will affect their eternal life.