Then we your people, the sheep of your pasture, will thank you forever and ever, praising your greatness from generation to generation. (Psalm 79:13)
I was speaking with a Christian man who had recently had a surgery done. He could have died in the process of it, and the experience had made an impact on his life. He told me that he worked in sales, but he was beginning to reevaluate his life. He said, “You know, I’m beginning to wonder if I should be doing this anymore. I’m wondering what I should do with my life.”
I think sometimes when people have experiences like this, they may think, “I need to quit what I’m doing and go on the mission field or be in full-time ministry.” Maybe the Lord would lead you to do that. Then again, maybe He would have you stay exactly right where you are and glorify Him there.
This man had become more aware of the fact that God spared his life and put him on this earth for a reason. I told him, “God put you here to glorify Him. That is why you’re here. And there will come a point in your life when you will realize that life is more about significance than it is about success.”
This idea may come as a revelation to some people, because they think they are here to find personal happiness. Actually, that is not why they exist. And if they chase after personal happiness, they never will find it. We are here to glorify God.
That is why every one of us has been placed on this earth: to bring glory to the God who made us. Jesus said, “By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit” (John 15:8 NKJV).
Wherever you are, whatever you are doing, make sure that you can glorify God while you are doing it. That is the reason you are here.