The Genesis of Our Purpose: Three Reasons Why God Created us

What is my purpose on this earth? What is our purpose based on? Who is our purpose for? Why do we need to fulfil this purpose?

These questions are quite common and known every time we hear someone speaking about purpose. Yes! Everyone in this life has a purpose. How are we so sure of that?

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“Then God said, “Let Us (Father, Son, Holy Spirit) make man in Our image, according to Our likeness [not physical, but a spiritual personality and moral likeness]; and let them have complete authority over the fish of the sea, the birds of the air, the cattle, and over the entire earth, and over everything that creeps and crawls on the earth.” So God created man in His own image, in the image and likeness of God He created him; male and female He created them.”  (Genesis 1:26-27, AMP)

I need you to look closely as this verse. When God had a plan for this world, He created man on the sixth day. But before creating man on this world, He created the light, waters, living stocks (read Genesis 1) and all the animals. He made sure He had supplied all that man would need physically on this earth before bringing man on this earth. But even before He started creating the world, look at what He created first:

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He first created the heavens and then the earth. Then He created all that man would need before creating man himself. This even shows that this is the place where God wants us to be after living on this earth: Heaven! But let’s stay on the topic.

Everything God created had a purpose, from the light to the waters to the living stocks to mankind. And after God had created all this, He put man in the Garden of Eden to cultivate/nurture and keep it (Genesis 2:15). Is it still clear?

  1. To have dominion authority over the entire earth and the animals on it (but not on human).
  2. To work on this earth and not be lazy. He has given this earth to us to nurture it, and keep it. When God gives us something, He expects us to keep it, cultivate it and treat it well. Just as the story of the talents (Matthew 25:14-30).
  3. And finally: The Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20).

With Jesus, we have been given the authority to rule on this earth. He has instructed us to therefore make disciples of all nations and baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. He wants us to teach them to obey everything He has commanded us. The Bible doesn’t specifically say that we need to shout it on the street or write it on a white board. But He has instructed us to go into the world and preach the gospel (Mark 16:15). We are not in the world, therefore if you meet your brothers and sisters who are not in the Lord, it means that you need to share the Gospel with them to get them out of the world and bring them into the Word of God.

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask them below!

God bless,
Gloria Mensah
Guest Writer

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