Why Am I Alive?

Would it surprise you to know that the correct answer to this question is the same for every person, in every culture, at every time past, present, and future? God’s purpose for His creation has never changed. Yet most people miss the answer entirely. We need to know the answer, not only for our own sake, but for our children’s sake and for all the people we know.

Why am I alive? In a word: Love. Jesus gave the answer when He told us that we are to love God and love our neighbor—if we do this we will fulfill all the other commandments. Christ came into the world to simplify our lives.

One of the curses of the 21st century is that there seems to be so much change and so much stress that life has become very complicated. But that is not what God desires for us. He wants us to have an abundant life, not based on things but based on relationship. God wants us to be close to Him and close to one another. When our life is over and we stand before God for the judgment of our life, what will God use as the criteria for a successful life?

How are we spending our lives? Wastefully following the idols of this world, deceived by religion, thinking we are okay in our own goodness, living without purpose in a survivor mode? Or, are we coming to Christ, trusting in Him to save us, and then following Him as the Lord of our lives with the help of the Holy Spirit? We need to get the answer to this question right!

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