As believers, we should each want to know the Lord’s specific purpose for our life. Perhaps you’ve taken a personality or spiritual gifts test in an effort to figure out what God wants you to do. But let me encourage you to look even further—beyond this short earthly lifetime—to consider His grand purpose for everyone who trusts Jesus for salvation.
Romans 8:28-29 says that all who are called according to God’s purpose are predestined “to become conformed to the image of His Son.” So He is now transforming our character and morality into Christ’s likeness. But we still await the time when the process is completed and we’re changed physically as well—from “our humble state into conformity with the body of His glory” (Phil. 3:21).
When Christ comes to resurrect His church, we’ll be given new bodies perfectly suited for life in heaven.
We currently live in frail, degenerating bodies and are burdened by sinful desires, self-focus, physical defects, aging, and eventual death. But when Christ comes to resurrect His church, we’ll be given new bodies perfectly suited for life in heaven (1 Corinthians 15:35-58). At last, you and I will be free from the presence of sin and all its consequences. Imagine never again facing fatigue, sickness, or death!
In the meantime, we must not lose heart. Fulfillment is found in an ever-deepening relationship with the Lord—which includes serving Him in the ways for which He has designed and gifted you (Eph. 2:10). My hope is that this month’s devotional will encourage you on that path.