Why Am I Here?
By: R. L. Wilson | ©2020
Does your life seem meaningless? Do you go to bed at night wondering, “What have I accomplished today? Will tomorrow be any more meaningful than today? Do I really have 30, 40, 50, 60 more years of this to look forward to?”
Let me propose that you adopt John 1:6-7 as your “mission statement”” “There was a man sent from God whose name was John. He came as a witness to testify concerning that light, so that through him all might believe.”
No, that doesn’t mean you have to go around wearing animal skins and eating locusts. It doesn’t mean you have to stand on the street corner preaching to everyone who passes by. It doesn’t even mean you need to spend hours every day going door to door passing out tracts or other religious material.
What it does mean is that you can give meaning to your life by making your life a witness to the Light. What you do, what you say, how you treat others should be such a shining reflection of the Light that others will want to know Jesus as their Savior.
J.C. Ryle says, “Christians… are witnesses. They are intended to bear testimony to God’s truth and especially to the great truth that Christ is the only Savior and light of the world.”
As you are fulfilling your purpose of being a witness for God in this world you will find true meaning in your life. Of course, before you can claim that as your life work, ask yourself this:
Are we ourselves sons of God? Have we been born again? Have we the marks, which always accompany the new birth – sense of sin, faith in Jesus, love of others, righteous living, separation from the world? Let us never be content until we can give a satisfactory answer to these questions.
 J.C. Ryle, Expository Thoughts on The Gospel of John (Aneko Press: Kindle Edition), p. 4.
 Ibid., p. 7.