Why Am I Here

November 15, 2021
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We get excited when we do things for the first time, such as a job, a relationship, a project, a trip. But as time goes by things can start to feel familiar and we begin asking ourselves, why am I here?

Have you ever felt like this? Like you don’t remember the motive or the reason that has you where you are, doing what you are doing?

We wonder why we are alive and what the purpose of our existence is. We spend so much time and energy chasing our purpose that we tend to miss out on what God is doing in us and through us in the present moment.

We often ask God to tell us what He wants us to do, and we forget that He already has.

If we're looking for a mission today, we can find peace in knowing we've been invited on mission with Jesus.

In Luke 19, we see Jesus announcing his mission on earth: “For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.” — Luke 19:10

The great co-mission is one of partnering with Jesus to bring those who are far from God close to Him.

We all have specific callings in our lives, but we also have a general one: go and make disciples.

If you are looking for a mission, why don’t you join His?

“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,” — Matthew 28:19 NIV

Not only in church, but in our everyday lives. When was the last time that you spoke to someone about Jesus? In your school, in your job, with your family, with your friends, even with a stranger!

We are called to do unique things, but we are all called to make disciples, regardless of the season we may find ourselves in. The best thing is that you are not called to do it by yourself!

“and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” — Matthew 28:20 NIV

God will always be with you, that’s why it is the great co-mission, because you are partnering with Him! It doesn’t matter if what you are doing feels small or big, it's important.

You are important.

This life is temporary and you are here for more than just yourself. You are here to have a life with purpose and to be part of something eternal. So the question is not “Why am I here?” But rather, “Am I here for it?”  

Are you here for what God is calling you to do?

Additional Resources

For more on the Great Co-mission 

Take the next step to discovering your purpose at the Growth Track

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