The Great Purpose Of Humanity

Video transcript below.

So today I want to talk about the magnificent purpose that God has given each human being. He has created each of us in His image. And what’s amazing is that all I know is that all 7 or 8 billion people on the earth in the world now are all unique. And God just has an endless imagination to create billions of people who are all unique. It should give us a glimpse of just how remarkable his mind is.

And along those lines, he didn’t make you and I uniquely different so that we could live a mundane, purposeless life. He created us uniquely so we could live in a divine purpose. And I’ll ask you now, do you believe that the life you have lived so far has led you to experience something supernatural or divine or meaningful, or something that’s going to last forever? Because that’s the question we should be asking ourselves. There’s no doubt in God’s word that we were created to do things that have everlasting significance. And so that’s what we’re going to talk about today.

So first of all, we need to understand that God didn’t create us to live with pain and suffering and all these things that are evil and wicked and tough and cause us to cry and mourn and feel depressed. He didn’t create us to live this way, okay? And someday he will make it all right, but here’s where we are, right?

We live in a world that is not our home. And when we’re born again, meaning we have received Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior. The inside of us, our soul and spirit have been made alive and reconciled to God. And we have the ability to live above our circumstances. And when I say above our circumstances, that doesn’t mean we don’t acknowledge them, we don’t walk through them. It means our circumstances cannot thwart God’s plan. And so the question is, what is God’s plan? What is his purpose for each of these unique creatures he created and called human beings? So, some people might say, well, maybe we were created to win the spiritual warfare. Maybe we were created to win people to Christ. Maybe we were created to disciple. All those things are part of a bigger purpose. And I think, if those things were true, then that would kind of conflict with his original design, right? He created Adam and Eve in the garden before sin came into the world. And so no one needed to get saved. There was no need to evangelize or disciple at that point.

And so it seems like there are many verses in the Bible that point to the fact that we were created with a purpose that is above these things that we kind of tend to get in, engaged in thinking are our primary purpose. Some people think going to church is my primary purpose of being a good Christian. You know ,that’s the goal. Or going door to door knocking on people’s doors or handing out tracts or teaching Sunday school. But the problem is if we don’t understand the main objective of our life and put those things in the perspective of the main objective, our circumstances will cause us to get discouraged and we’ll feel like our life does not have purpose. It’s like we’re winning these little battles, but we can’t see the end of the war. 

And so I want you to, we want to go to God’s word and talk about your overall purpose, the overall purpose for which humanity was created, that is going to  give us vision and hope, and help us to see that our circumstances cannot keep us from fulfilling God’s plan. So what does God say about the vital purpose for which each human was created?

Well, there are hundreds of verses in the Bible, but I’m going to share with you a few of my favorites, starting with First Corinthians 10:31, which says, Whatever you eat or drink or whatever you do, do all for the glory of God. Does that give you a hint? Isaiah 43:7, Everyone who is called by my name, whom I created for my glory. Hmm. How about Jeremiah 9:23- 24, Thus saith the Lord, let not the wise man glory in his wisdom. Let not the mighty man glory in his might nor the rich man in his riches, but let him who glories, glory in this, that he understands and knows me, that I am the Lord exercising, loving kindness, judgment, judgment and righteousness in the earth. For in these I delight sayeth the Lord. And then First Corinthians 1:31, He who glories let him glory in the Lord.

You’re kind of getting the message now, what is our purpose?

What is our, our divine God given purpose? It is to live for God’s glory.

And so everything that we’re commanded to do in the Bible, we are to do for God’s glory. We are to serve in the church for God’s glory. We are to witness to people for God’s glory. We are to disciple and teach Sunday school for God’s glory. We’re to go to work for God’s glory. We’re to clean our house for God’s glory. We’re to be good parents for God’s glory.

See, when we know the larger objective, which is not our own glory, right? Not our own satisfaction, but it’s for God’s glory, then everything we do gets put in perspective. And in fact, even the hard times, whether we have cancer, whether we have a broken leg, whether we lose our job, all those circumstances are also put into, into the big objective. Because we know that God, because of who he is, his purpose is never thwarted, right? No one can keep him from having his accomplished purpose come to pass. And so, any sickness, any financial disaster, those things also can be used for God’s glory.

So we can, we can kind of put that, get that perspective. So when something good or bad happens to us, you know, if I win a big lawsuit, I can glorify God in that. And you know what? That action of glorifying God and saying, praise God for giving me the mind to think, the energy to try the case, the resources to be able to do a good job because he has won the victory, that, giving glory to God, that makes the victory eternal as opposed to temporal. You know, it’s interesting because when we understand that objective, then suddenly we start, everything else starts making sense.

So let me give you some examples. So let’s take the topic of salvation. First of all, we can’t save anyone because we are sinners who have fallen short of the glory of God. That’s Romans 3:23. Only Jesus can save anyone from the death sentence of sin. And Jesus said I am the way, the truth and the life. No man comes to the Father, but by me. See, when we share our salvation story with others, we are glorifying God. You see how that works? How about living thankfully? You know, when we don’t glorify God.

So let’s take the opposite. When we live our life, basically for ourselves and glorifying ourselves, meaning we become the center of the universe. The Bible says, for since the creation of the world, God’s invisible attributes are clearly seen being understood by the things that are made. And then he goes on to say, although they knew God, they did not glorify him as God. Neither were thankful and became fools, basically. And this is Romans Chapter One, Verses 20-22.

See, when we fail to glorify God, we become fools. When we glorify God and are thankful, we become filled with wisdom and we glorify him even more. When we glorify God, we become transformed. We become transformed to become like Him. In  Second Corinthians Chapter Three, it says, we all with unveiled face, behold as in a mirror, the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image, from glory to glory, just as by the spirit of the Lord.

You see, when we look at our obedience to God, it’s not just I have to obey God, but no, I’m being obedient for God’s glory. It transforms us because to glorify somebody else, you have to love them, right? You have to, like I talk about my grand baby all day. Because you know what? It’s easy. I love her and it’s no problem for me to giggle, and squeak and talk about her.

What we love, we glorify. If a man is in love with a woman, he is just googly-eyed, right? He has no trouble glorifying her because he loves her. And that’s what happens when we start living for God’s glory. We obey him for his glory because we love him. We witness, we tell people our salvation story. Because we want them to see him. We want them to be transformed by Him, glorifying God. Obeying God transforms us. And people see him in us, and they don’t have to look very hard because the fruits of his spirit, his love, joy, peace, his wisdom, his kindness, his strength, it flows out of us even if we’re in the worst circumstances. You see how that works? By just putting God’s glory as our central objective, we, our whole life is brought into focus. And we see this great purpose and it’s, it’s just very exciting.

And just another thing I thought about, about glorifying God, you know, someday the Bible says, someday every person’s going to bow and give glory to Jesus. And you know, in Philippians Two, it says, at the name of Jesus, every knee should bow. And those in heaven, those in earth, and those under the earth, and every tongue is going to confess, Jesus is the Lord to the glory of God the Father. See, when we start glorifying God now, guess what? We get in on the prize early. Because someday every living creature is going to glorify God. Whether they’re doing it from hell or doing it from heaven, they’re all going to  glorify God. And if we learn to do that now, we’re ahead of the game. We’re ahead of the pack. We’re getting in on the early prize. We’re digging out the gold early. And isn’t that exciting?

So, the whole point of this is that when we learn that our purpose is bigger than just the grind, it’s bigger than just, oh, I’ve got to go teach a Bible study now, or I’ve got to go on visitation, or I’ve got to go visit the sick person in the hospital. You know, when we learn that there’s this great life that God has in store for us, a great joy, a great peace of freedom from anxiety, then because we learn to be transformed by glorifying God. To glorify God, is to allow him to transform us.

Like the Bible says, from glory to glory. And I know that there’s probably a lot more meaning in that verse that I’m not drawing out, but this is what I think about. I think about my life before I learned how to glorify God, and my life now.

People tell me, I want what you have. And I said, oh, that’s Jesus. Right? I don’t have to think about that. I know  because I’ve lived without God as the center of my life. I’ve lived with this fake Christian life where I am glorifying myself. I’m satisfying myself. I’m at the center of my own world. But when I’ve taken myself out and learned I can live for God’s glory, he replaces everything. Every circumstance is replaced with his presence. And it’s glorious.

So I kind of want to end with a few verses that are my favorites. Isaiah 58:8 says, then your light shall break forth like the dawn and your healing shall spring up speedily. Your righteousness shall go before you. The glory of the Lord shall be your rear guard. And Isaiah 61 says, I rise, shine, for your light has come and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you. I love this verse in John 11:40 where Jesus told Martha right before he raised Lazarus from the dead. He said, did I not tell you that if you believed you would see the glory of God?

You know, no matter what circumstances you’re facing today, God has a plan for you. And you know what? He has a plan for you to live for his glory. And there’s no life like it. He’s been in the depths of your problem. He knows the way out. He guided the children of Israel through the Red Sea. I’m pretty sure he can handle whatever’s going on in your life. But if you want him to take you to the other side on dry land, you have to make him the center. You have to love him more than you love yourself. You have to love bringing glory to him more than you want to bring glory to yourself.

You know, I don’t want to miss one opportunity to bring glory to God because that will be missing an opportunity from my life to have eternal consequences and purpose for the millennia to come. I think what brings it all home to me is that God loves me, and you, so much. He loves us so much that he gave us everything, everything he had, so that we can have all He is. That’s a remarkable thought, that God loves us so much, He gave everything he had, everything, so we can have all He is. Go out there and learn to glorify God.You will not regret it.

We would love to hear your thoughts about this devotional. Did God speak to you or challenge your daily walk with him? Or is there a topic that you would like Kimberly to cover or expound on? Please share with us in the comments below.

To learn more about Kimberly Faith and the mission of Faith Strong, click HERE.

Out Now – Essential Faith, Volume II. Find it on Amazon by clicking HERE.

To learn more about Kimberly Faith’s ministry Fostering By Faith, click HERE.

2 Responses

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *



Yes! Count Me In

Subscribe To Receive

Daily Devotionals

Get notified about news, music releases, and other exciting updates!