Your Purpose

You are an image-bearer. Your job is to live out a picture of what life in heaven will be like. At school, at work, and in your family. Those places are your mission field for you to go out and raise up a good example, to show that there is another way aside from the brokenness of worldliness. You are to be a light in the darkness of your world.

“A Christian is a walking sermon. They preach far more than a minister does, for they preach all week long.”

J.C. Ryle

Your purpose is to reflect Christ’s light. Your life as a believer should make non-believers question their disbelief in God. You should live in such a way that those who know you but don’t know God will come to know God because they know you.

“Let your Christianity be so unmistakable and your walk so straightforward, that all who see you may have no doubt whose you are and whom you serve.”

J.C. Ryle

You are Christ’s representative. We are always giving witness to the reality of Jesus. We are to maintain a good name for Him. Your purpose is to point to Christ. We are cracked jars in which He puts His glory, broken mirrors meant to reflect His light.

“People may hate us because of Jesus, but they should never hate Jesus because of us. The way we treat others should lead them to only one conclusion: ‘If this is how Jesus loves, then I’m in.'”

Jen Hatmaker

This is your purpose. This is the job of the Church. This is the meaning of marriage, in order that all the peoples of the earth may know His name and fear Him (1 Kings 8:43). Will marrying the person you are interested in allow you to better display Christ’s love for the Church?

“Because Eve was made in the image of God and without sin, she did not need Adam’s love because there was nothing wrong with her either. She needed Adam for the same reason Adam needed her— to more efficiently image the One who created her.”

Rick Thomas, Get Ready

For the life of the world, we are to live out God’s love through our interactions with others so non-believers can see Christ in us.

“. . . let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.”

Matthew 5:16

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