pay-it-forwardWhy am I here?  Why am I breathing?  Why do I have gifts and talents?  Why was I even born?  What is my purpose?

Here’s your answer… to PAY IT FORWARD.  I’m not talking about  money or good deeds, etc.  Although those things are great, but what you need to be paying forward is the Good News.  We are here to preach the Good News. How do I know?  Because we are called to live like Jesus and that’s why He was sent.

I know we’ve heard it over and over, “Jesus came to die” and yes, that is so true.  However, what did He do while he was living?  In His own words, Jesus says, “I must preach the Good News of the Kingdom of God in other towns, too, because that is why I was sent.” Luke 4:43

What is the Good News?  It’s the verse you’ve heard a million times (maybe the only verse you’ve ever heard)

John 3:16 “For this is how God loved the world: He gave His one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life.”

Jesus preached the Good News, THEN He died to save us from eternal death, THEN He was resurrected so that He could leave us a gift, the Holy Spirit, which empowers US to share the Good News. Jesus didn’t do all of this for nothing…He did it so that we could fulfill our purpose by paying it forward.

You hear this all the time (and I’m sure I’ve said it too), “I’m not preaching to you, I just want you to know…..”.  Well we have to stop being shy of preaching to people.  That’s why we’re here.  Telling people about Jesus continues to be frowned upon, even outlawed by governments.  Our God given purpose is slowly being stripped away from so many people… because we are allowing it to.  We are shying away from what God intended for us and giving in to this sinful world.

I’m just going to be blunt here, if you haven’t received Christ into your life, confessed your sins, and believed that He died on the cross for you…then you haven’t even taken the first step into living out your purpose.  That’s why it’s called being lost.  You’re still searching for something missing in your life.  You know there’s more, but (as the old country song says) “you’re looking for love in all the wrong places”.   That perfect love is out there for you to receive, you just have to open your heart and let Him in.

That’s just the FIRST step.  But it’s a step closer to a freedom you’ve never known before.  Freedom from drugs, alcoholism, pornography, depression, demonic oppression, or even just freedom from the stresses that life brings to you on a daily basis.  Then you begin fulfilling your purpose, sharing that Good News with others.

There’s nothing more important or more satisfying than sharing the love of Christ so go out and do it. YOU can help someone with THEIR FIRST STEP into freedom.  Then THEY will begin sharing the Good News with others too.  This is the true way to pay it forward and it’s you’re purpose.

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