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Why do I exist? Why am I here and what is my purpose?

Great questions!

Think of the richest man in town, someone like Ted Turner. It’s impossible for him to know that anyone who is not as wealthy as he is loves him for who he is rather than for what they can get from him. In a way, God is “the richest man in town.” Except He knows whether someone loves Him for Who He is rather than for what they can get from Him. The big problem is that WE DON’T KNOW.

So, He solved this problem for us by planting us in an environment where good, bad and ugly things happen to us…even some undeserved bad things.

You exist because God wanted a free moral agent that He created in His own image who would love Him back just for Who He is, not for what He can do for you. And how you react to Him when things don’t go your way reveals to YOU whether you love God or whether you’re simply trying to manipulate Him to get your needs (or greeds) met.

The Greatest Lover Of All Time deeply desires a personal, One on one, intimate relationship with you and that’s a ten! Of course, God has no problems, only answers, but in a manner of speaking God had a problem. He loved you, but He couldn’t stand to be close to you, to “date” you, to establish a warm, intimate relationship with you because of your sin. You stunk up the place! So, God fixed the problem for both of you. He did this through Jesus Christ. He wrote about this in His Love Letter to you. “I, even I, am the One Who wipes out your transgressions for My Own sake; and I will not remember your sins” (Isaiah 43:25, my emphases). Look at that highlighted part! He fixed His Own problem so He, Who loves you even more than you love yourself, could snuggle with you! And He did this through Jesus Christ. This is not a male/female deal, but a parent/child deal…a Perfect Parent. That’s why you’re here and why you exist. This is not simply this old geezer’s opinion. It’s God’s flat out statement in His Love Letter to you! Look! “God loved [INSERT YOUR NAME] so much, that He gave His only Son, Who was/is His dearest Friend, that if [INSERT YOUR NAME] would believe in Him she will not perish, but she shall have eternal life” (John 3:16). God “traded” His most prized Possession to get [INSERT YOUR NAME]’s love in return! What you must do to bring this relationship online is be willing to turn away from your independent lifestyle and accept Jesus’ astounding sacrifice on your behalf. And what is your purpose? Why do you exist? Why are you here? Just to love Him back, [INSERT YOUR NAME]. There’s nothing you can do for Him. He is, after all, the Richest Man in Town.

You seem to have a hungry heart. After all, you did write us. I’d consider it a real honor if you’d email me someday to tell me you had slipped into Jesus’ open arms.

I sincerely love you and want the best for you,
Bill Gillham

P.S. Visit our website at www.lifetime.org and click on my wife, Anabel’s, stuff. She’s one sweet lady. I really overmarried, big time.