WHAT IS THE MEANING OF LIFE?
We got the age old question: What is the meaning of life?
For a lot of my life I’ve been surrounded by the American Dream. People that don’t need anything, but they’re still missing something and few have figured it out.
They have the money. The houses. The cars. The vacations. Everything imaginable.
So what’s missing?
For as long as I can remember I’ve asked people that are older than me a simple question: What do you wish you knew in your twenty’s that you know now?
When I started asking that question my intentions were to get some insight on how to become successful faster. The funny thing is that the answers were never that. The majority of them looked something like this:
Spend more time with family.
Spend more time in prayer.
Chase after my dreams instead of money.
And the list went on and on and on.
Not once was I taught to do whatever it takes to fulfill the American Dream. So what is the meaning of life? First you need to look at God. The Creator of life.
God is perfect. His being is flawless and His glory is indescribable.
The most selfless thing that He could have done was to create mankind in order to enjoy His glory along with Him. So that’s what He did.
You and I were created to love and to be loved.
To constantly live in joy.
To bring heaven to earth in everything we do and say.
And to live out the perfect plans that God has created for each of us.
We are sons and daughters. We are heirs to the throne.
Galatians 4:7 actually says we are sons and daughters of God and have access to everything He has because we are heirs of God through Jesus.
Sometimes life looks drastically different that that though. Our circumstances make it seem like God’s hand isn’t on our lives at all, really, even though we know that’s not true.
But that’s what it means to have faith. To believe God is going to do incredible things even when it may seem impossible.
When we understand that we have access to everything that our Father has because we are heirs of God through Jesus, the possibilities for God’s hand in your life are endless. We are allowed to tap into heaven’s resources at all times. It’s part of our sonship, it’s our birthright now that we are a new creation, as long as our hearts are in the right place.
We are blessed to be a blessing. But if you don’t go all-in with what you’ve been given right now, you won’t be blessed with more.
So appreciate what you have.
Love the people around you.
So what’s the meaning of life? To love the Lord, love those around you, love yourself, and be obedient to the dreams that He has placed in your heart. Those dreams are your calling. It’s why you are here.
Once you find that, be obedient even when it doesn’t make sense.
And expand the Kingdom of God. Bring heaven to earth.