Life is a process with a purpose. Life is a God given process for the purpose of displaying His glory and love on the earth. Everything that exists was made and sustained by God. God’s original purpose for creation was for the world to be the reflection of His love. Through the process of life we should strive to be like God and to display His love in every cycle of life. Many people ask the question, why am I here or what is my purpose? They have simply lost sight of their created being and purpose.
All life comes from the source of life, God. God spoke and life’s energy came from Him. This energy and life is a continued process that will never cease because it came from the source that is everlasting, the Divine nature of God. Scientists tell us energy never dies; it may change forms but it will always exist. Mankind was created to live forever like God but after the fall this life process transformed from its original state. The consequence of the choice made in the beginning caused the whole world to be taken into a different trajectory.
Colossians 1:16-17 For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him. And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist. NKJV
Everything was created by God, for God and that includes every person born and every living thing. We are told to die to self, so that is to give up what we were never created for, self- indulgences and extravagances of self. There is a fallen system vying for our time, attention and life. This fallen system is set up to train and teach us to be something we were not created to be, and that is to be narcissistic and self-focused.
As the result of the fall, every civilization, society and people group spawns a culture of divide through hate and self- importance. No matter how civilized or primitive the people are, this fallen system has trained everyone from the time they were born to be concerned with self-preservation. This has become an intrinsic attribute of us all because of the fall. Life cultivates a fallen system to teach people to dislike those things that are not like themselves.
Our battle in life is not against family, friends or people who do not look like us or those who are called our enemy. Our fight is against the lies and systems that have been put into place over time to cultivate and to continue this cycle of disunity, hate and destruction. There are territories, domains, and systems set up in high places of authority to perform evil and cause wicked things to happen for the assurance of one person, race or culture to flourish, while it decapitates and destroys those who are unlike them.
Ephesians 6:12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. NKJV
The battle is for us to be set free from the lies, principalities, beliefs and attitudes of this world, that life has instilled into us. We have been “home-schooled” in a fallen system to cultivate, to bring division, hatred of others, to be egotistical and self-indulgent, for the purpose of getting ahead in this life.
The only true way to be successful is to go back to one’s original purpose, which is to display the love of God on the earth. This can only be done when we die to self and give up this narcissistic life style that we were not created for. God’s love gives so that others may live and this is the life Jesus displayed. Jesus is our example and our role model on how we are to live this life.
John 12:24-26 Most assuredly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it produces much grain. He who loves his life will lose it, and he who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life. If anyone serves Me, let him follow Me; and where I am, there My servant will be also. If anyone serves Me, him My Father will honor. NKJV
Jesus gives us a powerful life lesson in this parable on how to be successful in this life and life eternal. He gives us a preeminent statement in saying, according to the Greek meaning, “most” (greatest or utmost) – “assuredly” (defiantly, certainly, or unquestionably) when we humble ourselves low, as to die to one’s self, it produces much in life. Those who love their lives in this fallen system of egotistical self-indulgences, more than they love and obey God, they will lose not only in this life, but eternal life also.
This is a hard truth. Not many can bear it. Only those whose minds have been renewed and trained in the household of God the Father may receive it. Life shows us we can train the mind to think it is impossible to be free. We see it in the training of an elephant when it is young. It is taught the chain around its foot is too strong to be broken and even as an adult, when it strong enough to break free, it does not. The elephant has been trained to believe it cannot be free and it remains in that state unless a great situation of danger, such as fire, arises and causes the elephant to want to be free.
Mankind was created with the purpose of living and walking in the love of God with all creation on the earth. Through the fall, we lost not only God’s Spirit but our identity and purpose of showing His love. God did not lose sight of us and who He created us to be. He sent Jesus not only to save us from sin but to bring us back into the family of God and to bring us truth.
If we are a true follower of Christ, then we are servants and His servants will follow His