If you made it to this page you probably read the back of one of our wrappers. We hope you enjoyed the bar inside. It was crafted with purpose for you. Just like the bar, you were created with purpose and are incredibly unique.
Don’t believe us? Look at your thumbprint. It’s a proven fact no one in history has had or in the future will ever have your same print!
Or just look closely in the mirror because no one in the world shares your exact eye color and iris pattern as you!
Next time you speak, listen up, your voice is unique only to you too.
Or put your hand over your heart. Can you feel your heartbeat? No one else has the same rhythm as yours.
And how about your DNA. It’s your genetic formula telling your cells how to build you into you every single second! It’s a unique code different from anyone else in the world too. It’s so wonderfully complex that scientists continue to discover more about it.
An interesting nerd fact about your DNA is if the strands in one of your cells were unwound and connected they would be six feet long. Your body has 100 trillion cells. Link them all together and it would be pretty long. Approximately 110 billion miles long. That’s like traveling to the sun and back to earth over 600 times (round trip)!
I know boring, boring, blah, blah, blah, …but still not convinced?
The oldest and most published book in history “the Bible” says, you were created as a masterpiece. The literal definition of a masterpiece is a work of outstanding artistry, skill, or workmanship.
It goes on to say you were created to do good things planned long ago. Remember that unique fingerprint you have? It wasn’t meant to identify you at the scene of a crime by doing something bad, it was meant for you to do something good. Something uniquely good.
For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago. Ephesians 2:10
If there was intention down to the intricate details of how you were made its logical to conclude you have purpose. You see everything created has purpose. Just try to think for a minute of ‘one’ thing that has no purpose… Pretty hard, right?
Well I guess to clarify there are two things that have no purpose. The Power Rangers and Detroit Lions football team. Haha…
But what is the purpose we were created for?
Great question. Let’s think in terms of modern day technology. What if a thin iPhone could think and talk? And what if that same iPhone thought it was only made to flip pancakes? Could it flip pancakes? Yes. Is that what it was made to do? No. I promise we are going somewhere with this. Who could the phone best speak with to find its purpose? The sales person, the owner, or the creator? That’s right, no one knows more about that phone than the one who made it. The creator.
In a similar way, there is no one better to speak with than the One who created us. Our purpose can be revealed by knowing God and obeying Him.
But it’s clear that everyone has at some point in their life done wrong. Sadly, this separates us from God.
God set a standard of right living and we have all missed that mark. You might be wondering what that standard is? It’s loving God with all your heart and loving your neighbor as yourself which would fulfill every law.
Wrong actions have consequences. It’s like the red card if you play soccer or the penalty box in hockey. Why? Think about this. A person decides to rob a bank. What will a good judge do to them? Let them go and say, “that’s okay, I forgive you.” Nope. A just judge will associate a penalty for the bank robber. Prison.
Well, in the same way our wrong choices have a penalty. The Bible says that the penalty is death and separation from God, the good judge.
But the scripture says, God so dearly loved the world that He gave His One and only Son, Jesus to pay our penalty by dying on a cross and to give us life. This incredible sacrifice shows you just how much God loves you.
History records Jesus as only doing good everywhere He went. It doesn’t make any logical sense why He had to die, other than it was God’s plan for One person to pay the penalty we all owed.
God offers you forgiveness and life through His Son Jesus.
You can receive that life and forgiveness through a relationship with God by a moment of faith and trust in Him. You can say a simple prayer like…
God, thank you for sending Jesus to die for all my sins. Forgive me. Come into my life. Help me to know You and to live the purpose You created me for. Amen.
Congratulations! The Bible says that, “everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ has become a child of God” (1 John 5:1) and “that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!” (2 Corinthians 5:17).
God is the one who made you, designed you and has plans for your life. He knows more about you than you. He knows your name and has every hair on your head numbered. Think about that! Every hair. All numbered. So get to know Him. Talk to Him. Listen to Him. Read the Bible. It’s a light to your path. And be apart of a church to learn, grow, and help others.
So what is your purpose? You have many. The biggest one you just found. Next, start doing something good in the world. Help someone. Plan for it and step out and do it. That’s what we did.
Along with doing good you were made to shine, literally. Nasa reported the same 6 elements that make up a star are also the same that make up you.
In January 2017, a group of astronomers at the Sloan Digital Sky Survey in New Mexico analyzed the composition of 150,000 stars in our galaxy. They concluded, 97% of star elements (carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, oxygen, phosphorous, and sulfur) are found in our bodies too. Amazing! You’re made of star stuff. #madetoshine.
Jesus said, “You are the light of the world—like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden. No one lights a lamp and then puts it under a basket. Instead, a lamp is placed on a stand, where it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father.
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