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Why Are We Here?

So many believers and non-believers have been convinced that the human race is on this earth to live out earthly pleasures and enjoy life to the fullest. Here at Cepher we think they have got it half right. We are here to enjoy life, the Garden of Eden should tell us that. However, just as inside the Garden, in order to live life to its fullest we must live life within the direction, and under the authority of God. But what does that mean?

2 Peter 1:3-11, tells us all we need to know to follow God and have an abundant life. Verses 5-7 list all the character traits that one needs to display in life in order to have what verse 3 describes; God’s divine power granting to us everything pertaining to life and godliness. What more could you want? Well, that is the problem, is it not? What we want, and what God desires for us to have are very different indeed, and that is where the problem occurs in a believer’s life who is doing everything they can to get God to give them all that they believe they deserve. Ouch!

You see, us humans are a peculiar lot. We have trouble deciphering between what is good for us and what we want to be good for us, what is good for us–eternally– and what feels good to us –temporarily– are usually very different. That difference is what is costing the believers today, because they have no real shepherds helping them to understand the detriment of the difference. How many of you have asked God recently why you are not receiving the particular blessings that you feel are yours?

“Why God? What do I have to do to get to that place in life that gives me all that I need and keeps me from all harm? When will You help me get past all this stress in life?”

Is that what we are here for, for God to bless us to our specifications? Is that why we serve God, to receive a blessed life in return? Is that why we were born?

Make no mistake! God does want to bless His children, however, as Job 28:13 explains how we have no true understanding of wisdom, and that we have no understanding of its value for our lives. Only God knows what is truly good for us and we must learn to trust Him before we can truly follow Him. Until we sincerely follow God for the single reason that that is what we were born to do, we will be asking Him, where is He, and after all that I have done for Him why can’t I find Peace?

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