It is better to be dead and not know life, than to be alive and not know why. Most people live expended lives, entirely dependent on the chase of abundant material acquisition or the pursuit of enjoying as many material experiences as possible, either because the
individual has no higher life pursuits or because it is intended that through these temporal means he may gain happiness, lasting contentment, and freedom from difficulty, but they will find that this lasting contentment they seek will always escape them. and that at best, even with all the achievements and material opportunities, they will not be able to attain the ease and peace of mind they seek. yet this is what most of us strive for and set for ourselves as the essence of our existence.
Life is beyond just you , we have the keys to unlock lives, as our lives depends on the value we place on others. for everything in life is vain, except for that which is beyond the physical. Even the bible describes the life of man as grass; Isaiah 40:6b -8 “all men are like grass, and all their glory like the flowers of the field. The grass withers and the flowers fall because the breath of the lord blows on them, surely, the people are grass. The grass withers and the flowers fall but the word of our GOD stands forever”. This is the fate of man gained from his fallen nature. The purpose of man’s life is not to acquire the world and it’s glory. The essence of life is embedded in God’s word that lives for ever.
God is calling everyone of us to work, for the will of the father is to take you to your rest and not to break you, to help you find purpose and grant you the grace to accomplish it. ( Isaiah 40:28-31) we are born for a unique purpose and the pursuit is “ministry”. Ministry is an embodiment of service to God and humanity. The devil will fight at all cost to truncate this purpose in the life of man. The fall of man is interfering with people’s mind. The activated software of the fallen man has become a major setback in the life of many believers. This is why the prayer of divine illumination must be taken seriously at all times. Revelation knowledge is the code for knowing purpose. The first thing God did after releasing divine energy upon the surface of the earth by the brooding of the Holy spirit was to command light into existence. The light here in Genesis 1:3, does not refer to the luminous bodies like the sun, moon and stars, but rather, the light refers to revelation knowledge.
Revelation knowledge brings light to the human spirit, it gives direction to knowing the essence of man’s existence on earth. One major area where we need revelation is to know who we are, until we know who we are, we won’t start becoming it, because, revelation is the key to manifestation. you are God’s offspring, recreated in Christ Jesus not of human will but by the spirit of God. Everything on earth produces after its own kind. You can only replicate what has been installed in you before the foundation of the world. You are a carrier of God’s spirit, therefore, if you are a child of God, ye are gods, there is so much potentials in the believer as a carrier of the divine nature of GOD. The essence of life is dominion, man was created to dominate, Genesis 1:27-28 “So God created man in His own image, in the image of God created He him; male and female created He them. and God blessed them and said unto them, be fruitful and multiply and replenish the earth and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowls of the air and over every living thing that moves upon the earth.
The real you is the God – nature that you carry within. The God like image, the unique abilities, the potentials and the capacity of that personality on the inside are unlimited. That man is endowed with God’s abilities who calls the future He wants and it will come. That is the Man that can create something out of nothing.
The major reason for making us in His image and likeness is to enable us relate with Him and act like Him. Every life is loaded with unique abilities and your unique ability points to your unique assignment. As you discover those things you are able to do with much ease, channel your energy in those areas and ensure that you bring back maximum return to God. Refine your talents and abilities, invest them in the kingdom of God, thus, prospering on earth and rich towards God.
Before God made us, He determined what role He wanted each one of us to play on the earth and shaped us for the task He has assigned to us. The reason you are the way you are, is because, you were made for a specific assignment. The essence of your life is for good works, for the glorification of the Father and service to humanity. God intentionally designed you the way you are to serve him in a unique and special way. “For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God had before ordained that we should walk in them” (Ephesians 2:10). It is a waste of life to ignore purpose in pursuit of trivialities . God wants us to function in time having the consciousness of eternity in mind.
The life of man is governed by time, though man is an eternal being by nature, his existence here on earth is subject to time. The realization that we do not have forever to live should produce an awakening in every man to make the most of every seconds in living an invested life and preparing for eternity. Psalm 90:2. ” Teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts to wisdom”. Your strength should be invested in doing the will of God, for that is what really counts before God. ” Be very careful, then, how you live, not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. Therefore, do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is” (Ephesians 5:15-17 ). It is of importance that we take our eyes off the world system and fix them on the Lord. The essence of life is not in the basic necessities of life, therefore, we do not base our existence on them. According to Ephesians 5:11, it says, ” have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them”. Fruitless deeds in this context refers to the world system of mere busy works that do not yield in eternity and doesn’t count before God.
In conclusion, Life is like a candle, the impact you give is the light you shine on others and your relevance in the hands of God. Because in the end, we melt as wax , returning to God our maker. Thus, it is pertinent to live an invested life, a life of love and kindness, a life of moral victory and commitment to fulfilling God’s program. Let us always put God “first” in our daily involvements and always ask for the leading of the Holy Spirit, for He is the spirit of wisdom and a senior personality to partner with.
Ask God to open the eyes of your understanding to the knowledge of who you are in Christ and the purpose for which you were created. Ask HIM to show you the essence of your existence on earth.