So far I’ve written two posts in response to the first post about Pokemon.
I am going to wrap up this little Pokemon series with why I was created.
Maybe you’ll discover why you were created along the way.
In the last post, I hinted at why many people, especially Christians, aim for lesser things. Guys play video-games to the point of living in an alternate reality because they don’t see, taste, touch, smell, nor understand the beauty and awesome grandeur of this reality. Woman get dressed up, think about their wedding day, slather pounds of makeup, and are aiming to be the next top model because they aren’t caught up in the beauty, the adventure, and the breathtaking reality of God (who is reality).
These statements may be too general. There are dozens of other reasons as well that play a factor, but I believe I am tackling the root of it. We aren’t as wrapped up in God, in the reality of Him. We are small minded, narrow minded, small viewed, short visioned, little joy people. We grab the easy pleasures on the lower shelves. Cookies are easier to reach on the counter than the apple outside on the tree. Yet the apple gives more life to the body, more energy, and more health, where the cookie give you the momentary tongue pleasure, leaving you craving for more. Unsatisfied.
If you haven’t noticed, I’ve been describing the purpose to our lives, to my life. If you haven’t, let me make it plain.
Our purpose in life is to “Glorify God and enjoy Him forever” according to the Westminster Catechism. A.W Tozer said our purpose in life is to “Worship God and enjoy Him forever.” John Piper put it this way: “Glorify God by enjoying Him forever.”
My life begins with God. The Gospel begins with God. Creation begins with God. Your life begins with God. Not with you. You had no choice in existing. There wasn’t an application given to you by an angel that said, “Would you like to join God in creation? If so, check the box marked Yes. What things are you good at so that you may make the world better?”
The maker of heaven and earth, the creator of all things, your creator and maker has fashioned and formed you. Now, if a man invents something we know that the inventor has a reason or purpose for the invention. This is a glimpse of God. He has a reason and purpose for all that He has made. He didn’t ask you nor tell you to decide your purpose, He gave you it, He made you for it. You are to glorify Him.
That’s your purpose. That’s what will satisfy you. That’s why you are here. There was no need for you. But here you are. God didn’t need you to glorify Him, but He made you so you could. Welcome to His world. Will you rebel against He with all power? Or will you succumb to the awesome might and glory of the Creator, who grants all joy and satisfaction to those who are united with Him by His calling them?
I would not give up my purpose for a video game… No, would is too strong a word. I am fallible. I am fickle. I put no trust in myself. I plead with God that I remain steadfast in His mercy and kindness.
For who am I?