You are asking the question and you are looking for an answer. What is the meaning of life? This is the question that every human being will ask and wonder at least once in their lifetime. This is because we are destined to ponder and there is an answer waiting for us to discover.
1. Jigsaw puzzle of the Universe.
Is our mere existence really matter to the universe? Yes, it does. No matter who you are, you are utmost important to the universe. The universe is like the jigsaw puzzle. You are one of that many pieces of the puzzle. If the piece (you) is misplaced, the jigsaw puzzle becomes incomplete. Although there are many seem to be similar pieces but none can replace each other. Each is unique to its own. It takes times to find the right place to fit in that piece of the puzzle into the big picture, so is your meaning of life. You got to find your rightful place in order to find your meaning of life.
2. Life is meaningless.
Wondering what your meaning of life is and you found none, does not make you a freak. In fact, most of the people do not know what their meaning of life is. Most of the people end up convincing themselves that life is meaningless. If you are one of them, you are on the right track. In the book of Ecclesiastes, when King Solomon tested and tried out every possibility of meaning in life, he too found that life is meaningless. So now what?
3. The secret.
If you have made an effort and sum up that your life is meaningless, do not despair. This, in fact, is a God-given opportunity for you to level up in your life. Your end is God’s beginning. When you come to the juncture that your life is meaningless, you have actually completed level 1 and now you have unlocked level 2 in your life. King Solomon took his entire life to find the meaning of life and he finally found the answer. In Ecclesiastes 12:13, he mentioned that “Now all has been heard; here is the conclusion of the matter: Fear God and keep his commandments; for this is the duty of all mankind.” The secret to a truly meaningful life is to fear God and keep His commandments.
4. Know how much God loves you.
Before you know how to fear God and keep His commandments, you first need to know how much God loves you. “God demonstrates His own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8). In John 3:16, “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” God does not want you to perish but He wants to give eternal life; a life that is meaningful and worth living. “For God knows the plans He has for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future” (Jeremiah 29:11).
5. What had Jesus done for you?
Have you ever wonder why Jesus took the trouble to die on the cross for you? Is it necessary? It is because of sin. Sin separated us and broken our relationship with God. In Isaiah 59:2, “But your iniquities have separated you from your God; your sins have hidden his face from you, so that he will not hear.” A life that absence from the love and the presence of God is meaningless; it is death. When Jesus died on the cross, He is actually fixing our broken relationship with God and provides us the way back to reconnect with God again. In John 14:6, Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me”. He had overcome death. In Romans 6:23, “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
6. What does Jesus want from you?
Now that Jesus had done His part, He would like you to do your part by responding to Him. He wants you to receive Him and believe in Him so that He can enable you to take your rightful place to be the child of God in this universe. In John 1:12, “Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God.”
As a child of God, you can enjoy God’s unlimited blessings and His inheritances for you. Just as Romans 8:16-17 said: “The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children. Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory.”
If you would like to receive and trust in Jesus and become child of God right now, you can say the following prayer to acknowledge Jesus in your life:
Dear God, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God who died on the cross for my sins, was buried and rose again and I receive Him as my Forgiver and Lord. Amen
7. New Life in Christ.
If you have said the prayer, you have become a new person. Your old life is gone and your new life has begun! (2 Corinthians 5:17). From now onwards you no longer walk the journey of life alone but together with Holy Spirit. Holy Spirit will guide you, help you and teach you how to live the new life (John 14:26). He will empower you to be the person that God created you to be so that you can carry out the tasks that God created you to achieve that no one else can but you, which is your perfect meaning of life. At the same time, you need to read the Bible, which is the word of God, to learn and practice the way of God. You can read the book of John as a start.
However, if you are not ready to say the prayer and there are many concerns and questions, you can always turn to the Holy Spirit because He is The Spirit of Truth (John 16:13). You can also read the Bible and find out more or post your concerns and questions in the comment.
The journey to find your meaning of life may not be easy but it is worth it.