Understanding the purpose for which God wants you alive is important in living a fulfilled life here on earth. It’s unfortunate that many people especially Christians live through life ignorant of God’s purpose for keeping them alive.
I have come to announce to you that one of the reasons God desires that you live a long and fulfilled life is not to tour the whole world, neither is it for you to have a taste of the best cuisines around the world, but to declare His works. “I shall not die, but live and declare the works of the Lord” Psalm 118:17 [kjv].
I like you to understand that, you don’t own your life; God owns it and it must answer His purpose. You have no better choice to do otherwise than proclaim His works.
You have to let it sink into your understanding that, God DOES NOT TAKE PLEASURE IN SEEING YOU DIE YOUNG (Ezekiel 18:32). God delights that you live and declare His works (Psalm 18:19).
“If you don’t know why you are alive, the devil will give you enough reasons to die”. David lived through tough times and survived as one of the greatest king that ever lived because, He knew the purpose why God wants him alive – to declare His works.
God’s promise is more than enough motivation for anyone who is willing to fulfill His purpose – “If they obey and serve Him, they shall spend their days in prosperity, and their years in pleasures” Job 36:11[kjv]. This is the best time to swing into action and begin proclaiming His works. You don’t need to be scared of death another day. Declaring His works is the key to that long and fulfilled life you desire.
God’s expectation on your life is that you use your talents, gifts, time, energy, money and every resources at your disposal to proclaim His works. Everyone is a preacher of who God is and what He has done (one of such is salvation). “I have preached righteousness in the great congregation: lo, I have no refrained my lips; O Lord thou knowest” (Psalm 40:9[kjv]).
The world needs to know who God is and what His wonderful works are; they need to know He is a healer, a deliverer and a God who saves and prospers His people. Not a wicked God who desire in disaster and evil happenings.
We are not entertainers or propagandists – we are commissioned to declare His works. I challenge you to come out from hiding and start proclaiming His works openly. “I have declared thy faithfulness and thy salvation: I have not concealed thy loving-kindness and thy truth from thy great congregation”. (Psalm 40:10 [kjv]).
It’s time to stop living life carelessly and start living with purpose. We read in Isaiah 65:20[GW] that “There will no longer be an infant who lives for only a few days or an old man who doesn’t live a long life. Whoever lives to be a hundred years old will be thought of as young. Whoever dies before he is a hundred years old will be cursed as a sinner”. God’s promise of long life is settled concerning the righteous. Now is the time to start declaring His faithfulness, start proclaiming His salvation, His truth, and living-kindness. This will guarantee a long, satisfying and fulfilled life. Don’t spend your life chasing after things in the world, but rather after the things that proclaim His works. I can tell you that God is counting on you. Will you fail Him?