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What is the Purpose of Life?

Life's purpose is a question that has perplexed many. It's a question that transcends cultures, religions, and philosophies—a question that each of us grapples with in our own unique way, and many are even ashamed to admit it. To help you begin address this question, let me begin by saying...

Because of the complexity of the question, I often begin answering by referencing the Westminster Shorter Catechism, which is a theological cornerstone for many Presbyterians. It succinctly states that the chief end of humanity is "to glorify God and to enjoy him forever." This encapsulates the essence of our existence: to live in relationship with our Creator, to love and serve the God revealed to us in Jesus Christ, and to find fulfillment in our union with the divine.

The words of Paul to the Corinthians echo this sentiment aswell, urging us to do everything for the glory of God. It's a call to single-hearted devotion, to align our thoughts, words, and actions with the will of God. In essence, it's a comprehensive "game plan" for life—a roadmap that guides us toward a purposeful existence centered on honoring and obeying God. But let's not sugarcoat it—life can be tough.

People disappoint, circumstances bring the unexpected or the ugly lives of others, and sometimes, it feels like there's no relief or hope in sight. In those moments of despair, we often find ourselves searching for a soft place to land, a savior to walk with us through the darkness.

Perhaps you've tried to fill that void with various pursuits—sex, alcohol, work, relationships, or even healthy trends—but nothing seems to offer lasting satisfaction. Maybe you've even tried Christianity, only to be disappointed by the shortcomings of Christians. Yes, more often than not, the issue with Christianity is not the gospel or Christ but the hypocrisy of Christians. Nonetheless here's the good news: amidst the chaos and confusion of life, there is a constant beacon of hope that never fades. His name is Jesus, and the LORD offers more than just temporary relief—he offers transformation, redemption, and everlasting joy.

So, regardless of where you've been or what you've tried, know that you're not alone. If the first or second or third-time didn't work, I would like to invite you to come back to the well (See, John 4:4-42) to meet Jesus and go back as many times as necessary. There are answers to your toughest questions, and there is a love that surpasses all understanding waiting to embrace you. So, meet Jesus as you are, be ready to be transformed by the power of His love, and let Jesus fill the void in your life with His boundless grace. He is the answer you've been searching for.

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