Your Purpose

3rd November

He has saved us and called us to a holy life – not because of anything we have but because of His own purpose and grace. This grace was given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time..”

2 Timothy 1:9

Now that we have found the treasure of salvation or rather Christ found us, what do we do with it? ‘Salvation is only the beginning for Christians as we were saved to do good works in the name of Jesus. The promise of eternity and living free from the bondage of sin is a wonderful gift of salvation’1. Yet it is just the beginning. You were saved for a reason. You have a purpose and a destiny.

There is a wonderful scene in the hit film Hugo, where the main character, a boy named Hugo, is explaining to his friend the comparisons between machines and humans. He says that ‘everything has a purpose, even machines. Clocks tell the time and trains take you places; they do what they are meant to do. Maybe that’s why broken machines make me (Hugo) so sad. They have lost their purpose. Humans are the same. If you loose your purpose it’s like your broken….Think of machines, they never come with extra parts, they come with exactly what they need. I think of the world, and I know that I am not an extra part. There is some reason why I am here.’2 Isn’t it the same with our salvation. We are not saved to just live happy lives or to join an elitist club. We are saved because we have a purpose. We called according to the purpose we have in Him. You are not just a number, or as Hugo says, ‘an extra part’. You are part of the wonderful body of Christ and you play an important and integral part in His Kingdom. Rejoice in who you are! Find your purpose!

2Hugo: 2011