“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.” Matthew 28:19
This was the Great Commission to the apostles, this was their purpose, to go and spread the good news of the gospel of Christ Jesus. We all need purpose. Purpose drives us forward because it gives us a focus, a reason for being.
The first question in the Westminster Shorter Catechism is: What is the chief end of man? If someone asked you this question personally, (as to what your main purpose in life is), what would you say? Think about it for just a moment.
There will be many different answers given to that question, but the answer in the WSC sums it up perfectly – ‘to glorify God and to enjoy him forever’. And how do we glorify God? By submitting completely to His will and living according to His purpose.
His will is that we go and tell the good news; that we care for the poor, the outcast, the downtrodden; that we feed the hungry, bring peace to the troubled, and relief to the burdened. Through every conversation and every action, we have an opportunity to bring glory to God. Ultimately, our eternal purpose is ‘to be conformed to the image of his Son’.
In doing the will of God and committing ourselves to his purpose, ‘[we] are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another’. Consider that wonderful truth as you continue through the rest of your day.