Saturday, September 22, 2012

Why Am I Here?

Have you ever wondered why God put you on this planet?
Why you live in this century?
What purpose He had in making you?
Why life was given to you?
Why you've lived X amount of years?
What the next X amount of years are for?
Why me?
Why now?


If you have asked this, you're not alone.  Many have asked it before you.
Many are asking it today.

Recently, I listened to a pastor take us back to the first people.

If you want to know: "Why am I here?" . . . ask why Adam and Eve were here.

Their purpose is our purpose.
That hasn't changed in this many years.

Much changed in their lifetime.
But the reason God put them on this planet didn't.


For communion with God.

Made in His image, they could talk with Him, commune with Him, know Him, love Him.

Did He care that they make a mark on this world?
They did.
But that's not why they were here.

Did He tell them to set goals, reach for the sky, plant a tree, and decide their destiny?
They were created with drive and determination.
But that wasn't their purpose.

They were put here to commune with God.
They were here so a Creator and His creature could have fellowship, a relationship.

When that was broken, He went to great lengths to reach out His mighty arm of salvation through a sacrifice we can't comprehend to restore that purpose.
To prove that nothing could keep Him from loving.
And in loving, communion was restored.

"Why am I here?"
You are here for Him.
To commune with Him.
To have a relationship with the One Who loved you and created you.

This purpose means more than the most noble dream.

This purpose means more to God than we realize.

One day, many will surround His throne and will declare why we are here.
They will say:
"Thou hast created all things.
And for Thy pleasure they are and were created." (Revelation 4:11)

He cares about your dreams, your mark on this world, your smaller purposes.
But He put you on this planet for communion with Him.

The same reason He put Adam and Eve here.

He walked with Adam and Eve in the garden.
A Creator and His creature.
Loving them.
And they communed together.

That was their true purpose.

And it brought Him pleasure.


Every reason is eclipsed by this one great purpose:
To commune with my Creator Who powerfully restored all that was broken 
and loved me back into His pleasure.

A Creator and His created being enjoying a relationship with each other.


That's why I'm here.

. . . And you, too.


  1. Thank you SO much for this great reminder, Bethany! Such a good post!!!

  2. Thanks for your comment, Breana. And for all your great posts as well!