There's More to Life Than This

There's More to Life Than This

“Whatever you do, do it from the heart, as something done for the Lord and not for people, knowing that you will receive the reward of an inheritance from the Lord. You serve the Lord Christ.” Colossians 3:23-24

There’s more to life than this. These are the words that are ingrained in the very depths of our souls.

There’s more to life than this. They are the words that compel us to explore every avenue life has to offer.

There’s more to life than this. It’s what motivates us to do more, accomplish more, and be more.

We have an innate desire to reach beyond our limits, achieve the unthinkable, and succeed in the unimaginable. That’s why we live in a world full of constant consumerism. We’ve become a society that competes with itself in order to get further in life. We accumulate recognition and achievements only to try to outdo them. And still, we long for more. More followers, more money, more time, more square footage, more promotions, more satisfaction, more everything!

Let me go ahead and say there is nothing wrong with achieving more, accomplishing life-long goals, and chasing big dreams. These things are all an essential part of our lives. They’re what societies need to strive and survive. As a society, we wouldn’t be where we are today without these innate desires. But what if we took a second to zoom out of the peripheral lenses of our lives and focus on the big picture of what drives us to want more, be more, or do more?

If you could sit down and look at a timeline of your life, from the time you drew your first breath until the day that you will draw your last, what would you see? Would you see times when you worked hard and overcame adversity? Would you see a messy childhood or teenage years? Would you see your life spent coping with your past and trying each day to finish the day sane? Would you see the times you worked hard to provide a meal for your family? Did you case desires? Spend countless hours on social media? What would you see? And what would it all be for?

What drives you to do the things you do?

We’re all living for something but are we living for the right thing? We have become a society where we lack direction. We allow ourselves to be guided by feelings. We get brushed along by the silent, abrasive waves of life and we lose perspective. We go about life being tossed around looking for satisfaction. What is satisfaction? Is it found in the clothes you wear? By your job and accomplishments? What on earth are we here for?

What’s the purpose of life?

To answer this question, lets go back to the very beginning, when life was first created. “God created man in his own image; he created them in the image of God; he created them male and female” Genesis 1:27, CSB.

There’s something spectacular happening in scripture here that if you brush by this verse, you may miss it altogether. See, up until this point, God spoke creation into existence. Everything was made by the sound of his voice - except man.

When God created Adam, it was much more affectionate. God affectionately formed Adam with His own hands by creating him from creation to be made differently than creation, and God Himself affectionately breathed life into Adam’s nostrils.

Friend, here is your takeaway: you were created in God’s image to be different. Different from the world, different from creation, different from what this earth offers because you were created in the image of God. He affectionately made you, called you, and set you apart.

We also see in this verse that for the first time in creation, God conferred with the three persons of the Trinity, the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, in order to make man. God conferred with the Trinity about the creation of man because we are created to be dedicated and devoted back to the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. This is your purpose. The One who created you is the One you are to dedicate your life back to.

We’re all living for something. But are we living for the right thing? If we set our lives on the firm foundation of God’s Truth, we no longer have to be brushed along by the silent yet abrasive waves life offers. We have an opportunity to stand firm, know our identity, and know our purpose.

There is more to life than this. And that more is found in our Creator. So, what if instead of wanting more out of life, we wanted more out of Him? More of His love. More of His grace. More of His power. More of His supernatural divine purpose?

What if when the moment came for your soul to leave this earth, the impact you left behind caused your loved ones to stand in complete awe and amazement, left with this thought: she lived an unstoppable, faith-filled life that turned the world upside down?

That’s what I want! And I want it for you, too. I want us to live such a radically profound faith-filled life that it caused the world to stop in awe and amazement, not at us, but at the One that empowers us. I want us to have the kind of faith that moves mountains and the kind of purpose that turns the world on its head.

So today, and every day moving forward, I pray that whatever you do, you do it from the heart, as something you’re doing for God, giving back to Him the devotion and dedication He deserves, knowing that you will receive the reward of an inheritance from the Him as you serve your Creator (Colossians 3:23-24).


About Brittany:

Living Truth Collective portrait of Brittany Tate standing outside

Owner and Founder of Living Truth Collective, Brittany Tate, has a sincere passion for equipping women in God’s Truth. She has mentored women for years while working at a Crisis Pregnancy Center, has served on the Women’s Ministry team at her church, and hand-crafts jewelry for Living Truth Collective. Her passion for biblical studies and psychology led her to pursue a degree in Christian Counseling from Liberty University so she can be better equipped to serve others. Her top three all-time favorite things are podcasts, coffee, and, dark chocolate. When she’s not traveling or spending her weekends at college football games, you can find her relaxing with her husband, Daniel, their five children, and one black lab.

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Beautiful, Brittany!! Your post helped me to stop and think about the areas where I’m still striving and remember who I’m actually living for. Thank you:)

Ela Alvarado

Thank you Britney for your encouraging words! It touched my heart and helps me to refocus. your friend in Christ, Nancy.

Nancy Butler

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