What Is the Main Purpose in Your Life?

No other foundation can no man lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ.
— 1 Corinthians 3:11

Back three or four years ago I was reading a poll that asked a very interesting question and had some interesting answers. The poll asked Americans what they thought was their main purpose in life. The responses were interesting. You would think that some would maybe say, "To contribute to society" or "To have a meaningful life." But what most people said was, "The main purpose of life is enjoyment and personal fulfillment." That’s what you would expect the lost to say but 50 percent of those polled identified themselves as born-again Christians.

I do not believe there is a thing wrong with people enjoying life but that is not a Christians purpose. According to the Bible, the purpose of life is not enjoyment and personal fulfillment. The Bible teaches that we are put on this earth to bring glory to God. We need to brand that into our minds and hearts. In Isaiah 43:7, God said, "Everyone who is called by My name, Whom I have created for My glory; I have formed him, yes, I have made him." That is simple for me to grasp, we are to glorify God in all that we do with our lives. The Bible is full of Scripture saying this same thing.

As Christians, we should be using our resources and talents for His glory. Sometimes we think that God has given us this life to do with what we will. We will say, "Lord, this is mine. This is my week. Here is Your time on Sunday morning. The rest of it belongs to me." Or, "Here is the plan for my life, Lord. Here is what I want to accomplish." Or, "This is my money. Here is Your 10 percent, Lord. I give a waitress more, but 10 percent is all You get."

I believe that it's possible to have a saved soul but a wasted life. In fact, we can read from the Bible and find those who had saved souls but wasted lives. If you were asked today, "What is the main purpose of life?" what would you say?

If you ask God that question and keep on asking Him every morning of your life, He will lead you into His purpose, which is the best place you could ever be. God Bless!