Why Are We Here?

Have you ever wondered what our purpose for being on this earth is or why we were created at all? If you were to go around and ask, many would say that the purpose to life is to pursue happiness and to fulfill all desires.  Others will say that we were given this life to make the most of it.  “You only live once!!” is the motto that this generation lives by.  But is this really the purpose to life? Were we really put here just to have fun and do whatever pleases us?  The answer is NO.

“Let us here the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man” Ecclesiastes 12:13.

Our purpose for being on this earth isn’t solely to have fun.  We were put here to serve the Most High and to follow in his image, not to do whatever we want.  For we were commanded to be holy just as our Father in heaven is holy (1 Peter 1:16).  Now does this mean we aren’t allowed to have fun, find love, be happy, or gain riches? Of course not.  Life isn’t supposed to be miserable. For even the Most High desires for us to be happy (Sirach 30:23). But it is only when our desires and lusts for happiness come before God that a problem poses.

“Thou shalt have no other gods before me” Exodus 20:3.

In today’s society, following after your own wants is heavily promoted.  You want to be rich? You want to be gay? You want to sleep around? You want to eat unclean foods? You can. Why? Because all desires are supported and broadcasted as okay.  We are programmed not to think twice about God or what he truly desires us to be. “Be happy” is what society teaches us.  Along with “God will forgive you”.  We are taught to think that God has conformed to OUR wants and desires instead of the fact that God desires us to conform to Him and His commandments.  Life has become all about us that we have forgotten why we are really here. To serve God.

“For God created man to be immortal, and made him to be an image of his own eternity.” Wisdom of Solomon 2:23

It’s easy to get caught up in the hype of doing whatever you want especially when a society promotes something and God’s laws demote that same thing.  But just because something is accepted by a vast amount of people does not mean it is right.  The problem lies in the fact that we care more about what people see rather than what God sees.

“Thus saith the LORD; Cursed is the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the LORD” Jeremiah 17:5

We see everyone else pursue whatever their hearts desire, we see everyone else “happy” and we’re convinced that we’re missing something, but we’re not.  God sees the actions of all.  He sees their hearts, He reads their thoughts, and although society does not promote His judgements, they still stand.

“The works of all flesh are before him, and nothing can be hid from his eyes” Sirach 39:19

Your main priority in this life shouldn’t be to prosper carnally.  Your focus should not be on your next come up, or becoming rich and famous.  Your mind shouldn’t be set on finding your “soulmate” or maintaining you side b**ch status.  For the Most High tells us in…

1 John 2:15-17, “Love not the world, neither the things in the world.  If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. 17 And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth forever”

If we place God as our priority, we will be rewarded with everything else anyway.

“Seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you”  Matthew 6:33

Don’t let yourself be convinced that you are missing out.  Don’t allow society to cause you to question your true purpose in this life.  Okay so yeah, everyone around you is doing whatever they want and not having to conform to rules.  And yeah, everyone else is eating what they want, dressing however they want, and believing whatever they want, they are forming relationships and falling in love and seeming to have a good time all the time.  This is how life was for those that were destroyed in the flood.

“They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all.” Luke 17:27

We should not allow carnal things of this life to effect us.  Right now the wicked is happy.  But the days of their happiness are limited and few, and soon the time for us to be unconditionally happy will come and will never end.  So don’t allow yourself to be reeled in. Don’t let the people in this world drag you down with them by feeding you false depictions of happiness. Because in the end they have their reward, their destruction and misery is awaiting them. And if you follow after God, you will have your reward in the end as well. Your joy, happiness and eternal life awaits you.  Now tell me, who is really missing out? So don’t let yourself be fooled, know your purpose and the true purpose of life.

2 Comments

  1. Your Sister’s keeper! Thank you Sis, a reminder is much needed. Great job!

  2. Excellent article, as always. I appreciate you bringing in the exhortation regarding where our focus should be and also giving us a balancing reminder that we don’t have to lead miserable lives either. Then closing with the reminder that we will have “unconditional” happiness in the kingdom. Tawab, and thank you for this article.

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