What is the meaning of life? It’s a question that has been asked among all ages, all genders, all cultures. Time and money has been spent looking for the answer. I’m sure if you went on amazon you could find over 100 books on the topic. It’s discussed among teenagers who are trying to figure themselves out, discussed by 20-somethings who always seem to have the hippest answer, and I imagine it’s even discussed by those who have experienced life, lost, and were left alone.
As believers in Christ, we should know the meaning, the purpose, of life. In his book, Worship Matters, Bob Kauflin in the context of leading worship describes it as,”…helping people connect with the purpose for which they were created—to glorify the living God.” Not only did that statement have a huge impact on me as a Worship Leader, but as a living breathing human being who trusts in the Lord, do I live my life as if that’s my purpose?
7 everyone who is called by my name,
whom I created for my glory,
whom I formed and made.” – Isaiah 43
God created me, formed me, and did so for His glory. Not so that I could get glory for being awesome at something. Not so that I could change the world with my own big ideas. He created me because He wanted to, He definitely didn’t need to, but He wanted to. He created me knowing when I would fail, when I would deny Him, and when my heart would be so cold towards Him that it was down right scary. He also knew that He would offer me forgiveness through His son and that there would be a day when I would finally accept it. He created me knowing that after this great moment of acceptance I would still struggle every day, yet He would never leave my side. This is a God who deserves all the glory. Am I fulfilling my life’s purpose today?