with Rick Lewers

Having a fruitful life


All of us need to know that our lives have meaning and purpose. Do you know yours?

Take up a pen and write on a piece of paper, "I exist to..." and finish the sentence.

How did you go? "I exist to ... work and make lots of money ... make my partner happy ... have a happy family ... catch the biggest fish ... play music/computer games etc."

Have you clarified your purpose?

Have you factored in what happens if you are made redundant, your loved one dies, you go blind or your children prove disappointing? Is there anything you exist for that can't be taken away?

The Westminster Shorter Catechism says: "The chief end of man is to glorify God and enjoy Him forever." All genuine Christians exist to do just that. Such a clarity of purpose helps one order priorities for living, and gives meaning to all you do. Then your purpose does not diminish with time as you can glorify God at every age and stage. It is a reason for living that is broad enough to incorporate all the others, and infuse them with divine meaning.

Is it time to factor God into your purpose and priorities for this life?

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