Love is the ONLY reason for our existence
No, I am not a pastor or minister or anything like that. What I am is a growing believer moved to share my discoveries about God, and this thing called life with you.
These teachings become fewer and eventually stop as you grow into an adult because you are expected to know or figure things out on your own.
Thus, people are left to their own devices, to figure out what life is really about.
For some, life becomes about making money, building big houses, driving fancy cars, while society teaches the girl child that life is simply about getting married and raising kids.
However, in my short time on earth, thanks to the Bible, God, and the amazing people He has put in my path, I am slowly learning and becoming certain that love is the sole reason for our existence. (Matthew 22:36-40)
I think we are put on earth to show people the God (love) in us.
We are planted here to provide a different perspective, to inspire and motivate through our words, and actions.
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Think about how much we can change others with nothing but a smile, or a hug.
Love does not come from religion, love comes from God, from knowing, at least, trying to knowing Him.
1 John 4: 7-8 says, "Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. He who does not love does not know God, for God is love."
Verse 16 goes on to say, "And we have known and believed the love that God has for us. God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God in him."
Love is not only only tied to sex, or family, love just is.
The kind of love that we are put on earth to give is simply unconditional.
It's choosing to smile at people, even things are not well with you. It's putting others above ourselves. It's being selfless.
In loving like this, we fulfill our purpose on earth because we get to show others that God exist.
1 John 4: 9-12 adds, "that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him. In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another., and His love has been perfected in us."
His existence is further proven in cases where the person is not even religious, yet the God (love) in them is still seen.
It does not take anything to love, only love requires is a smile, a hug, a conversation and it blossoms.
The next time you are feeling down, wondering if your existence means something, hold on to the knowledge that love, not material things is the reason for our time on earth.
Take pride in the knowledge that you have fulfilled your purpose when you are nice to a stranger, or respond with kind words to a mean person.
By simply living the way God intended, loving Him first, then ourselves and our neighbours, as much as we love ourselves, we have fulfilled our purpose on earth.
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