Why am I Here?
Asking Why am I here, isn’t a new or even profound question, is it? Women (and men) have asked this question for centuries.
Over the past few days, I had the opportunity to get away from “the world” and all of its distractions to examine my life and this question. The category I’ve chosen for this post is Ordinary Life, but in reality, my life is anything but ordinary!
Each day I can feel God drawing me in closer to Him. I have such a hunger and thirst for Him and what direction He would have me to take.
Matthew 7:7 reminds me: “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.”
But what if I don’t know the question?
I’ve been studying Christian Apologetics, which is the study of why Christians believe what they believe. It is the answer to the question Why. I found it interesting to realize when someone wants to understand why I am a Christian, they don’t want the testimonial of why I became a Christian. What they want to understand is what is it about Jesus that makes me want to follow Him.
I follow Him because of the promises I’ve found in His Word and because He has NEVER let me down. Whenever I come to a place that on human terms feels like there is no way for me to be successful or to even survive, He always sees me through the storm.
What are some of these promises you ask?
- The hope of God fills me with all joy and peace because I believe in the power of the Holy Spirit. —Romans 15:13
- As I wait on the Lord, He renews my strength; He lifts me up above my problems when I focus on Him. He gives me the courage to run and not be weary and helps me walk and not faint.—Isaiah 40:31
- Scriptures from the Bible provide written instructions to help me to endure because in them I find encouragement and hope.—Romans 15:4
- I know the truth of the Lord’s steadfast love and I know it never ceases. I’ve seen His mercies first hand and I know they will never come to an end. His great faithfulness is new every morning.—Lamentations 3:21-23
I don’t know about you, but there are days when I feel things are just too hard and I’d like to run away but the only thing that keeps me going is the knowledge that the Lord has seen me through my storms in the past and I know He will do it again!
So why am I here? To do His will and to give Him glory. I may not have all the answers or even all the questions yet, but I do have someone to follow.
What about you? Why do you believe what you believe? What makes you unique?