Discovering why we’re on the planet

To discover why we’re here we have to go back to the beginning. The original purpose of humanity according to Genesis 1:28 was ‘Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over’¦every living thing that moves on the earth.” God made the first man and woman in his own image to take care of the earth and expand that original garden to fill the earth, push out all evil, and establish beauty and order where there was chaos. With that authority God also gave us a free will to do with it as we choose.

Unfortunately when that first man and woman chose to use their free will to disobey God, their authority over earth was given over to the evil one (read the full story in Genesis 3). That’s the reason the world is in such chaos today.

But now through faith in Jesus – through his death and resurrection and ascension into heaven – God has restored us to our original purpose and authority with the mandate, “Go and disciple all the nations.’ (Matthew 28:18-20).

This answers the question as to why we’re on the planet. It is our task to co-labor with God the Holy Spirit to be fruitful and multiply and bring the kingdom of God to earth until every evil is displaced and every corner of this beautiful planet is filled with God’s glorious presence and his goodness – and until every nation has the joy of knowing and serving God. When that happens Jesus will return to a victorious church to fully usher in his kingdom which will last forever.

If you’re not a part of this wonderful reason for being on the planet you can be. Simply choose to put your faith in Jesus Christ and he will forgive your sins and cause you to be born again. And then he will empower you to do your own part, to use your own unique gifts and skills along with a growing company of others to accomplish this great commission to transform the world.

Author: Chuck Starnes

Chuck Starnes is a relationship coach who is passionate about helping couples find the safety, connection, passion and full-aliveness they are looking for together. He also helps organizations become more productive by improving relationship and communication skills.