Tuesday, 24 July 2018

4 Thought-provoking Reasons Why You Must Discover Why You're Here

"Show me a man who knows why he exist here on earth and I'll tell you that he has discovered a cause to live for". 
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When it comes to discovering why you are here on planet earth, many people are confused as to what it really entails. Some generally assume that they're here on earth to serve God, it sounds good but there's more to it. Some confuse it to the pursuit of their ambition, career or whatever they feel is right for them. This also sound nice but God didn't just create you and I to do our own thing. 
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Knowing why you're here is also the same as knowing why God created you here on earth or knowing God's purpose for your life. God did not create you by mistake. You're not a mere product of your father and mother's conception, in fact, you're not just here to increase the population on earth. You need to know why you came into this world. 
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Failure to know why you're here is one of the greatest tragedy in life because it will affect a lot of things in your life and in the world beyond. 
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It is quite sad that many people meander through life without bothering themselves about making sure they know why God created them. However, for these reasons, you must know why God has created you in the country, state and family you came from. 
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1. It determines the cause you live for. There are no two ways about your existence on earth, it's either you live for purpose or for pleasure. It's either you live for God or for the god of this world. 
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There are many people who all that they live for is pleasure - go to school, get a degree, get a job, marry, have kids, grow old and they die. What a colossal waste to live life in such order! Some, grow but destroy their lives on immoral relationship as they transcend from their youthful life to old age. They believe they can do anything with their lives. 
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Some who even discovered a cause to live for lived their lives to be earthly relevant and successful but in eternity, they will become the most wretched being and would spend their eternity where there is weeping and gnashing of teeth.
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I am not writing this to scare you but to challenge you to know why God has created you here. If you believe that you came from God and you're not a product of evolution or the Big Bang Theory, ask God to reveal why you are here. When you know it, you're not only going to live a life of purpose but you'd be sure of where you're going to end when you leave this world because of whose cause you lived for.
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2. It makes you live a life of fulfillment. It is one thing to be fulfilled and it's another thing to be satisfied. Your job could bring you satisfaction but can never bring you fulfillment. You don't measure your fulfillment in life based on the things you do, fulfillment is measured based on the accomplishment of what you're supposed to do in life. It was said of Jesus that He went according to what was written concerning Him, even though He lived for 33 years, He was still fulfilled. 
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It is not how wealthy or the number of years a man lived on earth that makes him fulfilled, it is accomplishing all that has been written concerning him before he came to the world. 
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Dearly beloved, God has written something concerning your life before you came into this world, you can rewrite it or allow the world or enemies to rewrite it. Your fulfillment only comes when you know why God has created you here on earth and you accomplish it. Because a man became famous and celebrated on earth doesn't mean he lived a fulfilled life, his fulfillment is determined based on the accomplishment of what God has purposed for His life. 
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3. It makes you know to who to marry. Does that sound too good to be true? See, finding who to marry is not primarily based on physical compatibility or anything of that sort, it has more to do with destiny compatibility. Is he or she going to be a partner with you in fulfilling God's purpose for your life? 
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Many people miss it maritally because they do not know God's purpose for their lives and marry in line with that understanding of who they are. They find who to marry based on their specs, likes or whatever influences their choice. 
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If you remember the first marriage, a partner was found for Adam based on the purpose of suitability; apes or gorilla couldn't be a help meet for him, although they looked like a man. When you know why you're here, you'll carefully, prayerfully and patiently look for the man or woman that would perfectly fit the purpose why He created you. But if you do not discover purpose, you'll only have good marriage but not successful or fulfilling. 
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Purpose discovery and fulfillment must come before the quest to find who to marry, in this order, your chances of getting it right is high but if you're busy looking for who to marry without knowing who you are and why you're here, you're most likely not going to marry the right person. 
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4. It largely determines where you're going to spend your eternity. Let me shock you with this truth: whose purpose - God's or the god of this earth you fulfill on earth determines your eternal destination. 
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You may not spend your eternity with God if you do not live for Him on earth. This is one of the reasons why you must not fail to discover why God created you. If God doesn't want you and I here on earth, we might not have been dispatched from heaven or we would have leave this world before now. But He has spared your life up till this moment so that you can be enlightened to know why He created you instead of living against your original design and purpose. 
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May I also use this medium to tell you that God doesn't commend a man because he was successful on earth, He will applaud you for using all that He has vested in you to serve Him and His cause. What God define as success is not what we celebrate as success here on earth. In eternity, some would be told: "Welcome thou good and faithful servant" while some other people will be told, "Depart from Me, you that worked iniquity".
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5. It determines your earthly relevance. Truth be told, not everyone will become the president of their country or a celebrated man of God but realistically, we are made as organs to fit one body to achieve a definite purpose. 
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Discovering God's purpose for your life doesn't mean you're going to be a man of God, neither does it make you less than the status of a man of God before God. As God's children, we are the body of Christ created to defend God's cause on earth. When you and I discover who He's created us to be, then we can rise to fight the evil prevalent in our world. 
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Jesus said you're the light of the world. No light can illuminate without a bulb and the fuel. As a body, I can be the bulb while someone else can be the fuel. We all need one another to complement each other so that as a team, we can achieve more. 
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Your relevance on earth is determined by knowing who God has created you to be and being useful for Him. I can be the most celebrated musician on earth but irrelevant for God. Does your life makes you relevant before God? 
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Do well to prayerfully ask God why He created you. Religion won't teach you this. You'll never be told in school to discover why God created you, however, it's only a man that wants to live according to what has been written concerning him that would go to the One that created him for inquiry. 
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Remember, the greatest tragedy in life is not death but in coming into this world and leaving it without accomplishing why God created you. May I not be a waste in my generation and become miserable in eternity. What about you? 


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© Oluwamayowa Adeniyi.

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