Is death the ultimate Solution to your problems in life?
If death is the ultimate solution for your problems on earth, why is it that God wants us to live on this earth then ? He could have had put us in heaven itself. Why is it then that he even promises long life on earth, if we follow the law ?(Exodus 20:12)
Did he want for us was to live on earth and wait for death, so we could go to heaven then ?Then what is the purpose, cause or impetus behind us being on earth ? If God put us on earth, there has to be a beautiful cause, noble purpose and a splendid impetus.
As all inception problems have an answer in genesis, so does this one. God’s plan after creating us was not to live in wait on earth to go to heaven, a life wherein your primary goal is to go to heaven and you keep on waiting each day for God to arrive and take you to heaven. Thats a life of waste I believe, a life of complete failure. If we have been living like this, then I am sorry to say that we together have been wasting the gift of life given by God and it’s something we should be pondering upon.
As in Genesis God says be fruitful, multiply, fill the earth and subdue it. Rule the fish of the sea, the birds of the sky, and every creature that crawls on the earth. He wanted us to be fruitful in our work, in everything we do. His plan behind creating us was to bring heaven to earth. Remind yourself the Lord’s prayer ” Your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” He didn’t only want us to live a Godly life on earth and receive then receive the rewards only in heaven. Whats that worth ? If you can’t rejoice and enjoy your stay here while you colonise earth then whats the beauty of life ? God created you to share his love with you, he created you for a purpose and everyones purpose is different and authentic. Yes, it is our duty to honour and glorify God, rather I would say it is our prime duty to honour and glorify God. But then I believe there are two ways of living in a kingdom; 1. You can either just stay near the gate OR 2. You can live exploring and understanding the whole kingdom. So yes, it is primary to give God the glory and honour, bring praise to his name and this will of God is the same for the entire human race. But then is this all ? I believe there is more than a general purpose for each one of us, a purpose that is unique for each and everyone. “The greatest tragedy in life is not death but a life without a purpose.” says Myles Munroe, He even goes onto say “The wealthiest places in the world are not gold mines, oil fields, diamond mines or banks. The wealthiest place is the cemetery. There lies companies that were never started, masterpieces that were never painted… In the cemetery there is buried the greatest treasure of untapped potential. There is a treasure within you that must come out. Don’t go to the grave with your treasure still within YOU.”
God didn’t give you the laws so that you get satisfied just with going to heaven.. sure it is an end destiny, you have come from there and you have to return there… I believe it is no accomplishment because when we accepted Jesus as our saviour and believed in him, repented of our old ways and live on his word, we are citizens of heaven and if we continue to do so, when we die we shall return to heaven. Going back to the kingdom of which you’re a citizen is not an accomplishment, I believe it is our duty, you have to do that. Trust me, it is no accomplishment going back to heaven. If that’s the only thing that you do. Don’t get me wrong; it sure is good to go to heaven, it is that place of eternal joy and eternal peace and forever togetherness with God and living in his presence each day glorifying him and exalting him for what an incredible God he is. Yes, that is amazing. Don’t misunderstand what I’m trying to say. Heaven is glorious and magnificent but according to God’s original plan you belong there, it is your duty to reach at your destination, to reach your home. Not an accomplishment.
I am sure you remember the parable of talents. Matthew 25:14-30 – He gave you a talent .. that is your purpose… When you go back, you have to tell him what you did with your talent… If you have not used your talent that was a failure of the life given to you… When you make 10 of that one talent that God gave you … That is truly an accomplishment… An accomplishment to boast.. something you achieved. Something that would make your life successful and then you would have had maximised your potential.
And this revelation completely opened my eyes… I have always been thinking that life is temporary, our Goal is heaven… Well I don’t think thats the whole picture, thats just 1/4 of the picture but a very very important part of the picture. I believe our goal is to use the God given talent we have, here on earth for his glory, to maximise our potential and to fulfil our purpose. I believe that would be a life worth living.
So yeah! The conclusion of what I am saying is – we aren’t meant to live ordinary lives. We are extra-ordinary beings created by an amazing and incredibly mighty God. If our God is so powerful and magnificent, well he has made us in his image, in his liking. We are. meant to do extra ordinary things and in order to live extra-ordinary lives we need to:
Overcome death to die, a death of the old self and the birth of the new:
So, Lets push ourselves from overcoming our comfort zones and explore and colonise earth. Let us move beyond and over the concept of death and die here on earth daily in process to live our purpose. Don’t get me wrong here. You need to die in the process to achieve your purpose. A seed needs to die in the soil to become a fruit. Your unwanted habits, unfocused attitude … needs to die in order for you to live your purpose. Do not conform to this world but rather be transformed by the renewing of your mind. In other words in order to live your purpose your flesh needs to submit to your spirit.
Just like in baptism, your old self dies with Christ when you are submerged in water and when you are brought out, your new self is resurrected with Christ. God has washed away your sins and blemishes, he washes you white as snow. You are a new creation now, a royal priesthood a holy nation. Its only when you believe in Jesus Christ, accept him in your life and repent and change your lives that you can live an extra-ordinary life. it is the power of the cross and his sacrifice that gives you the strength to live on his word and glorify him. But let’s just not be satisfied there and become stagnant, let us take a step further into the kingdom towards living an extra-ordinary life on earth and bringing the kingdom of heaven to earth.
Let us focus and concentrate on talents and purpose God has for us. So that, that one unique talent for which he’ll hold us accountable, we might stand true to it. Lets bring heaven to earth. Let us start a torch in the darkness, exemplify how life is meant and how life is lived. Let us use our God given talents for his glory to fulfil our purpose.
God Loves You And So Do I. #Smiles #Love