A Life Without Purpose Has No Meaning!
No will to work, no excitement to spend, no friends’ company to enjoy, and no reason to continue living?!
A blank mind with nothing to think about??? Tomorrow (day after today! Why?)
The lack of emotions—negative and/or positive. Nothing to look forward to.
Living without knowing your reason for being.
That is why it has been said that
the richest place on Earth is the graveyard for there you will find many dead and buried with unfulfilled dreams. The reason they were created was always there undiscovered in their subconscious.
Those that were able to discover who they were created to be while alive do not only excel in their field or purpose but were able to have a positive generational impact in the lives of those they came in contact with and also impact the lives of generations that come after their passage. Clear/straightforward question: where do they go next? Deep question: what’s next?
When you come into your purpose with God’s help there is certain level of satisfaction or fulfillment you feel in your soul that otherwise would not have been possible.
Death truly is not the worst thing that can happen to you. In reading/hearing about lives lost for various reasons, I can only pray that they were momentarily concerned with destination.
What happens after death?
Not knowing where you are going or what awaits you beyond this realm of life is even worse than death. Those that have been able to go beyond the fear of death not only know what awaits them but they also embrace death before it comes because they live each day preparing for it in their personal relationships with their Creator. They do this knowing and believing death can not come until that purpose for which they were born is fulfilled first. A relationship with the only true God and His Son Jesus Christ is the commencement of eternal life. (John 17:3).
Very briefly, my testimony is: I was involved in a life altering motor vehicle accident. We have shared this countless times. This time, I simply wish to address questions of if, where, when, how… I had no clue that I was no longer here on Earth in spirit. I thought I was experiencing a ‘dream.’ The contents of my experience is what I have shared continually since I awoke.
Very, very briefly… I was on a motorcycle from Albany, NY to Niagara Falls, NY. It was not the most pleasant of days; it rained. Yet, I decided to embark on what ended up being the final trip of my then life! It was supposed to be a 5 1/2 hour trip (almost 10 years ago!) I still have not arrived there!
- Head west on Broadway toward E O’Reilly St
- At the traffic circle, take the 2nd exit onto I-587 W/Col Chandler Dr
- Exit the traffic circle onto I-587 W/Col Chandler Dr
- Slight right onto the I-87 N ramp to Albany
- Keep right at the fork, follow signs for I-87 N/Albany
- Merge onto I-87 N
- Use the right 2 lanes to take exit 50 toward I-290/Niagara Fls
- Use the right 2 lanes to take the I-190 N exit toward Niagara Falls
- Keep left to stay on I-190 N
- Take exit 22 for US-62/Niagara Falls Blvd toward Business Dist/Airport
- Turn left onto US-62 N/Niagara Falls Blvd
- Use the right 2 lanes to turn right onto Pine Ave
- Turn right onto 20th St
- Arrive at location: Niagara Falls
For the best route in current traffic visit https://maps.app.goo.gl/Y6zPkAuHoatBrkMT9
Most importantly!!! We ALL have a reason/purpose!
The phrase “everything happens for a reason,” though common, is not actually found in the Bible. The verse that seems most similar to this phrase is found in Romans.
“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who Love Him, who have been called according to His purpose” (Romans 8:28).
But this verse in Romans conveys an entirely different message than the phrase, “everything happens for a reason.” The Bible teaches us that as believers we can have peace and confidence in knowing that because we Love God and are called according to His purpose, God will work things together for our good.
In a world where tragedies happen, we face unexpected battles, and much is out of our control, what a comfort it is to know that God is working in our lives and will make good out of every situation because we Love Him and follow Him.
What Is God’s Sovereignty?
Sovereignty means supreme power or Authority. When we apply that to God, the best way to understand what that means is to say that God is in Control.
“The lot is cast into the lap, but its every decision is from The Lord” (Proverbs 16:33).
“Many are the plans in the mind of a Man, but it is the purpose of The Lord that will stand.” (Proverbs 19:21)
“I know that You can do all things, no purpose of Yours can be thwarted” (Job 42:2).
“Yours, O Lord, is the greatness and The power and The glory and The victory and The Majesty, for all that is in the Heavens and in the Earth is Yours. Yours is the Kingdom, O Lord, and You are exalted as Head above all. Both riches and honor come from You, and You rule over ALL. In Your hand are power and Might, and in Your hand it is to make great and to give strength to all.” (1 Chronicles 29:11-12)
“Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? And not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father. But even the hairs of your head are all numbered. So, don’t be afraid, you are worth more than many sparrows”(Matthew 10:29-31).
What we glean from Scripture is that God created all things, knows all things, has unlimited power, and is therefore in control of everything. That is what His sovereignty means. Nothing happens outside of God’s knowledge and nothing happens outside of God’s permission.
When, after my recovery I was able to read and comprehend again, the first place I was led to was the book of Job! Why? So many reasons! The story of Job exemplifies our struggle to understand the problem of suffering. Job was upright and unwavering in his commitment to God, yet he loses everything—his children, his wealth, and eventually his health. For some of us, his experience of suffering resonates profoundly.
And we pray:
Father, into Your hands I commend my soul, use me to Your glory LORD. I submit myself to Your Essence in my entirety, Father. Amen. Not my will and/or wants but Your will be made manifest in my existence Father, in Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.