What is the ultimate meaning of life? What is life’s highest calling or purpose? Is it the call to work in public service? Maybe it’s a career in the military, protecting our nation and preserving our freedom. Perhaps it’s serving in law enforcement or as a public school teacher or saving lives in the medical field. Is it being a pastor or missionary? Maybe it’s not a profession, but to be a parent?
According to Jesus, life’s ultimate purpose is actually none of the above. Life’s ultimate calling is to follow Jesus. Nothing else comes close. Don’t miss this:
- Jesus is the initiator. In other words, no one really discovers God on their own. Jesus is the one who extends the call.
- Jesus came for everyone (2 Peter 3:9). This doesn’t mean that everyone will choose to accept Jesus and to be saved, but the call is extended to everyone.
If you don’t have a relationship with Christ, Jesus is calling you to follow Him – today. God’s Word says that whoever believes in Him and trusts in Him will not perish, but have eternal life (John 3:16). Christ is calling each and every person to follow Him. However, we all have a choice.
Are you going to trust Him? Are you going to look to Jesus as the ultimate calling in life? Because until you do – you’ll continue to look for meaning and purpose in things that can never truly satisfy. So, what’s the ultimate meaning of life? To love and follow Christ. Everything else falls short.