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What's the Point?

"Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever." -1 Chronicles 16:34

This phrase has been used by every one of us at least once in our lives, “What’s the point?”

What’s the point of being their friend, they won’t change? What’s the point of finishing school, I’m not any good at it? What’s the point of making this relationship work, they don’t care anymore? And let’s go a step further. What’s the point of praying, God isn’t listening, and bad stuff is still happening? What’s the point of church, everyone is a hypocrite? What’s the point of God, I live a good life, am a good person, and things are going just fine for me?

The point is you’re alive and breathing even through all the hard times. The point is that we serve a God who sent His Son to this earth to die a brutal death for you and me, who are unworthy sinners, because He loves us regardless of what we’ve done or who we are. The point is you’re a good friend because God has instructed us to love our neighbors as ourselves and to love our enemies (Mark 12:31; Matthew 5:44). The point to finish school is so when you graduate you open doors to many opportunities to let God show you what His plans are for you and what your talent is that He has given you (Jeremiah 29:11; 1 Peter 4:10-11). The point to stay married is because God gave you that person to complete you, to be your helpmate (Ephesians 5:22-33; Matthew 19:4-6).

The point to pray is that it is our link to God (1 Corinthians 16:11; Psalm 145:18; Luke 18:1) and even though bad happens God is still in control, molding us, teaching us, and preparing us for Heaven (Isaiah 64:8; 1 Peter 1:7). The point for church is to commune with God and gain strength from other believers (Matthew 18:20; 1 Corinthians 12:12). Remember the church is not here to save you it’s your relationship with God that saves you.

Finally, you might be a good person, live a good life, and good is happening but it’s not because you are doing it on your own. This world has two people in it trying to have your life, one for salvation and the other for death (1 Timothy 2:4-6; 1 Peter 5:8). God wants you to have a good life, God wants you to have good things happen, and God wants to see you succeed but if you are not following Him, not praying, not forming a relationship with Him, you are following Satan. If you are to the point of saying what’s the point of God, all this good is happening around me despite Him, then I promise you that you are not following Him, but Satan. If Satan can keep you believing you don’t need God then you will turn from Him and all you have will come crashing down. If you are following God, growing your relationship with God, you are learning to trust God and depend on Him and the closer you get to God the good will happen then too. Life is not "a bowl of cherries" and we will experience "the pits", we all will walk with sour lemons, but God will never leave our side in good or bad times. The point of needing God is because God cares for us and wants only the best for us even if it means walking through some fires to get there. He’s already promised to walk through them with us (Deuteronomy 31:8; Isaiah 43:2).

Today if you have found yourself in the pits of despair saying, ‘what’s the point’, look up towards heaven now and seek God’s face. He is there waiting to show you the point and will lovingly take your hands and help you back up on your feet. God is the point and when we search the scriptures, we will find so many of the gems God has waiting for us, to show how much He loves us, and we will find our point. If you already feel you have found your reason for being on this earth, use what you have learned and go and share with those who are still seeking. Let’s all do our part to bring the Lord back so we all can live in Heaven with Him. Have an awesome day!

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