The big question - what is my ultimate purpose?
I once heard a meaningless endeavor described as 'making beds in a burning house.' This analogy stuck and never faded from my memory. It is a chilling image of the completely inane, or 'absurd'. And yet, the only reason it chills a man is because it describes most of mankind throughout most of history. People are investing every ounce of their strength and soul back into a life that is decaying as they build it, destined to die. If the house is on fire, honestly, don't bother making the beds.
Jesus - God in the flesh (John 1:14) - has told us what our grand purpose is! He has given each and every one of us a map for life, a road to eternity, an investment portfolio that will never diminish in value, only increase...
When Jesus was asked 'how' to pray, he said this: Pray to God that His Kingdom would come, and His will would be done, here on earth as it is in heaven. (Matthew 6:10) Jesus gave us a prayer - and a life cause - to bring God's Kingdom (as it is in heaven), to earth! This is God's grand purpose, and we are called to pray it and partner in it. You and I have an 'ultimate purpose' in Jesus Christ - to bring the Kingdom of Jesus Christ to the hearts of people, and to this hurting world!
It starts with you, however. If Jesus is not your King, then you cannot bring His Kingdom to others. Is Jesus your King? Have you repented of your sin, and put your faith in Jesus? If you do, you step through the 'door' of Christ, into the Kingdom of God. (John 10:9) Here you find the true God, your true self, and your eternal purpose - starting here and now!
Peter Walker. I hope you enjoy these reflections. Please feel free to comment!:)