“What am I here for?”

“What am I here for?”




and being accepted by others is vital to maintain our self-worth and a positive

attitude.  While we know this is true, at

times we still have feelings of little or no self-worth.  Studies have brought out that one step in

developing one’s self-worth is the need to excel in something; to feel

successful; to experience growth.  If a

person stops growing, he begins to decline. 


times, especially as we get older, we may feel that our usefulness is

declining.   We may find ourselves wondering,

“Where am I going?”  “Who is the real

me?”  “What is my purpose in life?” “What

Am I Here For?”   

Perhaps we have put in years of service to the

Lord; teaching God’s Word, ministering to the sick, conducting Bible studies,

doing mission work and other works in the church.  At the same time, we were raising our

families and trying to live an example for them.  Then, sooner than we realized, they had their

roots and they had tested their wings. 

They now are giving their little ones roots, and that is as it should



then, slowly, we find ourselves adrift. 

We realize we have lost our sense of direction, our identity, and our

inner (true) self.  We are not the same

person we used to be.  We have spent

years doing and being what others wanted. 

We have been controlled by what we think is expected of us.  It may be that sometimes we hardly recognize

ourselves.  Maybe we feel that we have no

control over our lives, and even wonder if God is still at the helm.   

Two of our most basic needs in life are hope and

direction.  For many of us the question

in our mind now, is to figure out what it is that we’re supposed to be doing at

this stage of our life.  We need


If we want to continue to grow instead of

decline, we must find new ways to use our energies and talents. Like muscles,

our talents will be lost if they are not used and developed.  (Matthew 25:14-30)  We have a responsibility to God and to

ourselves never to remain stagnant. 

“What am I here for?”  To answer this question we must seek God’s help in understanding

ourselves and the way in which we are to go.

David’s plea in Psalm 143:8(b) – “Cause me to

know the way in which I should walk, for I lift up my soul to You.”

What is self- worth?


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