In life we all have different priorities.
For some of us, the most important thing you can do is love your spouse or love your kids. For others the most important thing you can do is to be good at your job and provide for your family. All these things are driven by love; you love your family so therefore you want the best for them.
Maybe you’re a single or a “dink” (double income no kids) and your focus is slightly different—your focus is more on finding fulfilment for each other. Either way, you are driven by a deep spiritual desire that is on the inside of you.
Humans are spiritual beings. Humans are the only species that are spiritual in nature.
For example, you never see a dog wondering about their purpose in life. I don’t think Rover is sitting look at his food bowl or contemplating life on his walk.
Humans do this—we constantly wonder about what is the most important thing we should be doing. We have dreams and hopes and if they remain unfulfilled we become spiritually empty.
May I just encourage you to engage that spiritual side of yourself. You see, your spiritual side, also known as your soul, is not there by accident. You are intentionally created with a purpose.
Engaging your purpose in life is the most important thing you can do and for some people that might look different.
We are one body but made up of different gifts
In the Bible, the great apostle Paul is writing a letter to a church in Ancient Greece about how each and every one of us has different gifts that make up one body (1 Corinthians chapter 12 verses 12 to 31).
The Church is considered the Body of Christ and if the body was made of just hands, it would be deaf and blind. We need different parts, we need some to be the brains, others to be eyes and ears of the Body of Christ.
So it is with us in life, we can’t all be athletic or leaders or builders, because we are not perfect. We don’t all have the same gifts, this is what makes us so diverse.
We all have a unique purpose. If we have been created with a unique purpose then our challenge is to find what that is.
But how do we find that unique purpose?
Connect with your creator
I believe that as Christians we are created by God to love him and love one another. 1 John chapter 4 verse 7 says:
“Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.”
If love comes from God, if we do not know God, then how do we love?
Well I believe that the more you get to know God, the greater your ability is to love.
Some Christians believe that God created everything, some non-Christians believe that if God created everything, he must have created evil and if he created evil then he cannot possibly be good.
You see God did not create everything!
For example, he did not create himself therefore aspects of who he is are also not created.
Another example: love is not created, it is just simply who he is because the scriptures say that God is love.
We have the ability to love because God is love and because he created man in his own image according to Genesis 1. We have the ability to love because there is a God.
When we are separated from God we lose our ability to love. If you read the scriptures, every time the people were separated from God, chaos erupted.
The most important thing you can do in life is to know God and discover God for yourself. He will give you a fulfilment and a purpose like nothing anything in this world can give you. He is there and you know he is there because your spiritual side craves for more and there is more, infinitely more, because there is always more to God.
Ben Kruzins lives in Tweed Heads Australia. Ben is a Pastor in The Hub Baptist Church, a growing multi-site Church with four campuses across the Northern Rivers in New South Wales. Ben has two degrees, including a Degree in Journalism and has written articles that have appeared in The Canberra Times and Sydney Morning Herald