A Sense Of Purpose
At a street meeting that was held by a Salvation Army group, a young drummer in the band reflected on his past life and how it had changed. "Before I was converted," he said, "I used to drink a lot, and womanize, but I don't do any of those anymore." Then, he added, "Since I was converted, about all I do is stand on this street corner and beat this old drum!"
A lot of people - before and after conversion - feel like this man. They get up, go to work, come home tired and start the day all over again. Or they do the carpool, get to the grocery store, make sure the kids have their lunches and start all over again.
What's the purpose of your life? Simply beating the old drum day after day, or is there more?
The Bible says that you were made in the image of God. That gives definition and purpose to life and contends that God has a plan for your life. Without God, life appears to be without rhyme or reason, a journey without a destination.
So how do you come into relationship with God? The first step is to acknowledge that you need this relationship.
The second step is to understand that God sent His Son to bring us into that relationship, to show us the way back.
The next step is to find out how God wants you to live - His blueprint. His guidelines for purpose and fulfillment. You find this in the pages of the Bible, the timeless textbook on living.
Coming home to the Father allows Him to give you guidance so you can love, live and enjoy. It's the only way your life will have a sense of purpose.
And David said, "What have I now done? is there not a cause?" 1 SAMUEL 17:29 KJV