he has preserved our lives and kept our feet from slipping. Psalm 66:9
By now you should know I’m a big ‘why’ person. I ask more questions than I answer, and that’s a good thing because it leads you to more questions. If we had all the answers, we wouldn’t need other people, or for that matter, God. So the ‘why’ question I pose is this: most people reading this are Believers. Why do you think God “preserved” your life. Another way of stating this is why were you saved (but I realize that ventures a little into a Calvinism-Arminianism debate, so I’ll refrain from going further). But the question in the open is what purpose do you have now that you are saved?
This question of course is close to something very popular in the secular world as well. Mark Twain famously wrote: “the two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.”
For some, the answer is obvious. For most of the rest of us, though, it’s a process of discovery. Often it’s asking the tough questions that lead to more questions. And still, perhaps another way of asking the original question is, ‘what do you want your legacy to be after you’ve passed?’
Answer that question and you’re doing better than 95% of the people on the planet.