Why do we exist? If you know the answer to this question, your life can be truly valuable and meaningful.
It’s wonderful that you exist! I hope you are aware of that. I also hope you know why you are valuable. If you want to learn more about that, you’ve come to the right place.
In the main story of this website, I will take you on a journey of discovery to find the purpose of your life. On this page you can read the summary.
When you take a look at nature, you will see how wonderful everything is made. There are so many different colors, shapes, smells and sounds. For example, did you know that there are more than 350,000 different species of flowers.
Our body is a walking miracle. It is made of billions of small cells. Each cell contains an incredible amount of information. This information is called DNA. If you were to write down all this information of one cell, you would need more than 2500 books. Everything in nature is very sophisticated. Many organisms and processes cannot exist without each other. If you think about it, it is simply not possible that this all originated by chance.
Our planet, the plants, the animals and we humans are amazingly well designed. We learned in Chapter 1 that this cannot have happened by coincidence. There must be a design for it. And a design does not exist without a designer. We call this designer our Creator.
If there is a Creator, do you want to learn more about Him? Do you want to know if He created you for a purpose? Can we discover the thruth about Him? If you want to, there’s a challenge: we cannot see Him. So how can we learn more about Him? After all, there are thousands of religions to choose from, all of which present a different image of our Creator.
Search for the Truth
To discover the correct image of our Creator, you have to search for the truth yourself. The Creator doesn’t show Himself in a material way. How then can we discover who He is and for what purpose He created us? If you don’t know your purpose, you will most likely miss your destination!
The Creator surely has some good reasons why we cannot see Him. He is not a material being. He is the creator of all matter. By observing what He has created, we can discover several of His characteristics. After all, a design reveals what the designer finds beautiful and useful.
The first characteristic you can observe is that the Creator is very creative. He created the universe, the earth and nature. Everything with an enormous amount of detail and amazing diversity. For example, there are almost 400,000 different species of plants. Each has its own color, shape and smell. We humans are walking marvels of engineering. Scientists have studied our bodies for many centuries, but still have a long way to go to understand how everything functions.
If you know a bit about the laws of nature, you will understand that the Creator is also a designer of cause and effect. The laws of nature always operate the same way. For example, the force of gravity always pulls you down. So you can assume that our Creator is reliable. If He were not, His creation would turn into chaos.
We can also observe that there is a foundation for what we consider right and wrong. These are not rules that we humans have made up ourselves. Then there would be many versions of good and evil. The foundation of our morality must therefore have been defined by our Creator.
Humans possess special qualities that other creatures in nature do not. We can think about our existence. We have the need for relationships and we can love other people. So the Creator also must be the source of love and relationships.
Because we can think about our existence, we also have a need to understand the purpose of our existence. All people are somehow searching for an answer to this question. Until we know the correct answer to this, we will experience an empty feeling. We often fill this emptiness with distractions or even addictions or by being busy. We will try to suppress this feeling in all sorts of ways.
You might think that the Creator no longer interferes with His creation. After all, we do not see Him. There is a lot of pain and misery in the world. In this chapter we will take a look at our own responsibility. People have been given the special ability to make choices by themselves. Therefore we have the possibility to give respect and appreciation to our Creator. On the other hand we can also choose to do whatever we consider good and enjoyable ourselves.
Not all of us choose to accept and respect the presence of our Creator. This can also cause people to have no respect for other people. The consequences of this can be painful and even devastating. Hopefully you are not a murderer or some hateful person. But even when you are doing quite good, every person does hurt other people. Every human being sometimes rebels against his Creator. We will discover later on that even small choices can have big consequences.
Should the Creator intervene? If so, when should he do so? When the Creator would intervene every moment, would there still be freedom of choice?
Are the answers to be found in a religion?
There are thousands of religions on our planet. All claim to represent the truth. Some people assume that all religions show different parts of the truth. But that is impossible if you consider the great differences between all religions. For example, some believe in one god, others in millions of gods. Yet other religions assume that we ourselves are a god. If all this were true, there cannot be one truth.
Yet, it is important to discover the truth about our existence. The Creator has made us for a reason. So it is also important to discover the reason why we were created. Otherwise you will miss your destination.
From here on I want to tell you about the Truth I have discovered about our Creator. From now on I will also call Him God, because that is the most common name for our Creator worldwide.
I have discovered the Truth about the Creator in the Bible. If you don’t want to have anything to do with the Bible, I can understand that you would like to stop reading here. However, I would like to invite you to continue reading. I hope I can share with you some really good news for your life and your future.
The way, the truth and life
I want to encourage you to do your own search for the truth. I want to help you in your search. I want to tell you avout our Creator who is very involved in His creation. He even has personal attention for you. He has a purpose with your life. Don’t settle for just what I tell you about him, but do your own research as well.
If you are truly seeking the truth about our Creator, then you may also ask Him to show you the truth.
If you have doubts about the reliability and relevance of the Bible, first read this this article about why the Bible is different from all other books.
From her on, I would like to present you some quotes from the Bible to think about. I hope you will discover for yourself that our Creator cares about you and even has a plan for you. I know that He will show you that He cares for you and that you are very valuable!
What you should want most is God’s kingdom and doing what he wants you to do. Then he will give you all these other things you need. Matthew 6:33
If the God of the Bible really is our Creator, then it is obvious that you would like to find out what His purpose with your life is. After all, He is the one who created you. However, we humans are also very stubborn. We want to decide for ourselves what we do and how we live our lives. There are also a lot of people who let others determine how they should live, without thinking about the most important questions of life themselves. I hope you will take the effort to discover the truth about the purpose of our existance yourself.
We are not robots or slaves
Our choices determine where we go in life. You can look for what our Creator’s plan is for your existence. you can also choose not to worry about it, or settle for what you have been taught.
This is what makes us humans so special. God did not create us like robots who do precisely as they are programmed. Neither are we slaves who can only do what their master told them to do. Would the Creator need robots or slaves? No, He has given us the opportunity make our own choices. But why?
He has given us this ability because He wants to share His love with us. He cannot give His love to dead things, neither to robots or slaves. Love can be given to beings who can answer His love. He expects from us sincere attention. It’s not a matter of forced attention, but He wants an answer from our heart to His love for us!
God lets Himself be discovered
I have experienced that God lets Himself be discovered when you are searching seriously for answers. He will show Himself when you want to find the Truth about Him.
You will search for me, and when you search for me with all your heart, you will find me. Jeremiah 29:13
In the Bible you can learn that God made all creation to show how great and magnificent He is. But that is not all… He made us with the unique ability to choose for ourselves. We can therefore look for Him and give Him the honor He deserves. God allows Himself to be found by those who sincerely search for Him;
But there in these other lands you will look for the Lord your God. And if you look for him with all your heart and soul, you will find him. Deuteronomy 4:29
I have discovered that God is a God of relations. He loves the people He created one by one. If He is our creator, then He deserves our love and respect in return. We cannot have a relationship with another human being, when we ignore this person. All the more it is the same when we are dealing with our Creator. I know from personal experience that God caring for you and me. Will you answer His love in return?
I hope that the desire to learn more about God has been awakened in you. I hope you will sincerely seek your Creator. He will show the truth about Himself to you. That is His promise!
Because of our ability to choose, there is also a big problem for us. We can trust God to be a reliable and righteous creator. Because of our freedom of choice we often do things that God does not want us to do. We call these sins. Because God is not only loving, but also righteous. Even if we do a lot of good things, God can’t just forgive our sins. If He just did that, then He would no longer be righteous and would no longer be reliable.
The most important choice we can make is to honor and trust Him or not. By ignoring Him, we certainly do not give Him honor. But even when we do our utmost to respect Him, we often do things that dishonor Him. Please take an honest look at your own heart and your actions. Do you always do what your Creator pleases? There is no man who can say that he always does what God wants;
But everyone has gone the wrong way. Everyone has turned bad. No one does anything good. No, not one person! Psalms 14:3 & Romans 3:11-12
If you are in a relationship and your partner cheats on you, the relationship will be permanently damaged. Even if your partner does not cheat on you 100 times after that. There is permanent damage. Restoration of the relationship is only possible when there is repentance and forgiveness.
I give you this example to explain our relationship with God. Any form of rebellion against the great and holy Creator damages His honor. There cannot be a relationship between Him and us. We can no longer come into His presence.
In fact, we offend our creator each time we do things He doesn’t want us to do. Have you ever stolen anything? Have you ever hurt or harmed someone? Do you ever curse? Are you crazy about money? Do you ever watch porn? And how often do you gossip about others? Every time we do those things, we are sinning and insulting God.
But when we repent, when we are deeply sorry, God wants to forgive us. God cannot simply forgive without doing something with our sins. Someone has to pay the price for the damage and the pain that we have caused. Otherwise He would no longer be trustworthy. Death seems the only fitting punishment for our sins and our rebellion against God.
God created us because He loves us. He did not create us because He needed helpers who would serve Him as slaves. He is love and loves His creatures. Love is only expressed when you share the love with others. He wants to share His love with us and He has given us the opportunity to love Him too.
I hope it’s clear by now that we have a problem. God cannot love us because we because often we allow ourselves to be tempted by sin. We often ignore Him. His honor is shamed every time and our deeds demand justice. We are moving further and further away from God. We live in darkness and we are heading for death.
Despite our shameful behavior, God wants to restore the relationship. We are not able to do this ourselves. We make mistakes over and over again. Yet, if we sincerely seek Him and when we are deeply sorry for our behavior and misdeeds, He wants to offer forgiveness for all our sins. He has thought of a great plan to be loving but also to be just. He Himself took the punishment for our mistakes. In Chapter 8 will learn more about His solution for our problem.
When people sin, they earn what sin pays—death. But God gives his people a free gift—eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 6:23
The law was without power because it was made weak by our sinful selves. But God did what the law could not do: He sent his own Son to earth with the same human life that everyone else uses for sin. God sent him to be an offering to pay for sin. So God used a human life to destroy sin. Romans 8:3
Off course You can wonder how God can have a Son? In the article “Does God have a Son?” you can learn more about it. The most important message I want to share with you is that by dying, God’s Son has paid for our sins. He made it possible for God to forgive us, without us having to pay the price ourselves. By doing so, the relationship between God and us can be restored!
The great Creator who becomes a human being. That sounds like a great humiliation. Yet that is His loving and brilliant solution to restore the relationship between Him and us.
He came to earth and was born of a mother just like every other human being. There was one difference with all the other human beings. His mother Mary was not conceived by a man. God’s Holy Spirit conceived the child within her. A unique combination of the divine and the human. He was given the name Jesus (meaning Saviour) and was called the Son of God.
Jesus was about 30 years old when He started to share the good news with the people. During His life He showed the people that God loves them. He also healed many sick people and performed many miracles. His most important message was…
From that time Jesus began to tell people his message: “Change your hearts and lives, because God’s kingdom is now very near. ” Matthew 4:17
But He was not only a teacher, a healer and a good example to the people. There was a much more important purpose for Him being on earth. His coming had been foretold centuries before;
From that time Jesus began telling his followers that he must go to Jerusalem. He explained that the older Jewish leaders, the leading priests, and the teachers of the law would make him suffer many things. And he told his followers that he must be killed. Then, on the third day, he would be raised from death. Matthew 16:21
The religious leaders considered Him a threat to their power and authority. They wanted to get rid of Him and have Him scentenced death. All they could accuse Him of was that He said He was the Son of God. With the help of a large crowd, they succeeded in condemning Jesus to death on a cross.
Jesus, the Son of God, was shamefully nailed to a cross. He could easily have avoided this if He had wanted to. But He willingly underwent that punishment. On the cross He payed the price for your sins by taking the punishment for all of them on Himself. He gave His life for us.
Yes, God loved the world so much that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him would not be lost but have eternal life. John 3:16
To show that He is more powerful than death, He rose from the grave after three days. He paid our price for our sins. This gives us the opportunity to receive forgiveness.
Who can say that God’s people are guilty? No one! Christ Jesus died for us, but that is not all. He was also raised from death. And now he is at God’s right side, speaking to him for us. Romans 8:34
Do you deelpy regret that you have dishonored your Creator? He wants to forgive you! He will when you accept salvation through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. God will forgive your sins and does not have to condemn you anymore. If you accept His offer, you will be born again spiritually. You will even member of Gods family and be called His child!
But some people did accept him. They believed in him, and he gave them the right to become children of God. They became God’s children, but not in the way babies are usually born. It was not because of any human desire or plan. They were born from God himself. John 1:12-13
It’s up to you now. Do you want to answer to God’s love? Are you aware that you cannot ignore your Creator? And do you understand that your behavior dishonors Him over and over again?
It is certainly not an easy choice to accept His loving offer. It means that you have to stop living the way you used to live. You will have to put God in the first place in your life. You can start living the way He intended out of gratitude for His loving forgiveness. But I can tell you it will be a much better life than you ever can have without God. And your future will be even better.
People who believe in God’s Son are not judged guilty. But people who do not believe are already judged, because they have not believed in God’s only Son. They are judged by this fact: The light has come into the world. But they did not want light. They wanted darkness, because they were doing evil things. John 3:18-19
What will be your choice?
Do you want to continue to live your life as you were used to? Or do you want to surrender your life into the hands of your Creator? For both choices, the outcome is very clear. If you choose to live the way you want, your future will be far away from God. The Bible is very clear about it: You will have to face the consequences for your attitude towards God and for all your sins.
I hope you will accept God’s offer to start a new life! A life that will be far more rewarding and valuable than you can imagine. A life in which you may become part of the family of God. And after your life on earth, you may live in Heaven forever. You can be in Gods presence.
If you choose to give God the most important position in your life, He will also take care of you. It does not mean that you will not make any mistakes from now on. Nor is it a guarantee for a life in luxury and without worries. Temptations, sickness and pain remain and one day your body will die. But you can be sure that your destination is with God in Heaven. For your soul there is an eternal future with God.
I hope you have been touched by what God has done for you. The choice you are facing is not an easy one. Particularly if you live in a country where most people have a different opinion about God.
You can also just go on with your life. That is also a choice. If you still have doubts, do your own research and do not stop until you are sure that you have found the Truth. You can also ask God for showing you the truth.
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Are you ready to turn your life around and put God first in your life? Do you repent of your sins and rebellious and dishonorable behavior? Do you want to receive forgiveness through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ, the Son of God? Do you want to start a new life? God is waiting for you with arms wide open.
Make your choice today!