Jesus performed lots of miracles that are recorded in the Bible. But if you look closely at His teachings you’ll notice that He never stopped with the miracles. There was always a greater purpose beyond whatever physical need Jesus met by healing the sick or feeding the hungry.
At the end of Luke 4, Jesus was leaving a town where He had done many miracles for the people living there. They pleaded with Him to stay, but Jesus said, “I must preach the Good News of the Kingdom of God in other towns, too, because that is why I was sent.” He knew that His purpose was greater than simply fixing physical needs. He didn’t just want to fix temporary problems, but to help people understand the truth about God’s eternal Kingdom.
And like Jesus, we have a great purpose for our lives. God has a unique plan for all of our lives, but they all come together for the same goal: helping people meet Him and understand His Kingdom. And everything about our lives is a platform for getting Christ’s message out there into the world! When we open our eyes and start looking for opportunities, we’ll see that even though many of us dream of doing big things, we miss the opportunities in the everyday moments.
What is in your life that can be used as a platform to bring glory to God? He has granted each of us different gifts, talents, resources, and abilities to be used for His purpose, and we are to do the best with what He has given us. Some of us are married, and others are single, but both marriage and singleness are platforms. We all have different jobs and occupations that we can use to reach different people. Everything in our lives can be a platform for the Kingdom if we can just see the opportunity it provides.
God doesn’t want us to waste another moment in finding opportunities to tell people about His Kingdom. I don’t think we talk enough about the Kingdom, because it’s easy to get caught up in the here and now of our daily lives, but forget about eternity. So don’t stop short of what is still yet to come. Our purpose in life is to share a message of grace and forgiveness, a message about a King who has come to set people free.