We’re made by God to serve Him. Unfortunately, humanity happens to lose that sense of purpose immediately after plunging into sin as a result of Adam’s and Eve’s disobedience in the Garden of Eden. Men then find themselves living their lives apart from God, completely lost in their sin with no sense of purpose. Nevertheless, we’re made with a very specific purpose by the creator, and we’re also made in a very unique fashion unlike other creations (Genesis 1:26). God has equipped us with many abilities that would enable us to obediently and reverently carry out His will on this earth.
We’re Called to Serve
Therefore, God’s initial position has not changed at all regardless of whether or not we’re in a condition acceptable to successfully and faithfully carry out what we’re made to do. It doesn’t matter how long that we’ve been living in sin, as long we’re willing to take our own responsibility by turning away from them through the means of coming to Christ, God is going to accept us with opened arms into His Kingdom. That’s the marvelous news of the gospel of Jesus Christ. The reality is that the very element that that Kingdom is built upon is serving.
We’re Serving Someone Either Way
Since we’re made to serve, if we don’t take that seriously by making sure we’re serving the right person we will end up serving someone either way. The truth is that if we’re not serving God, we’re serving Satan already. This bold statement may be quite shocking to many, but that’s what it is. If you’re not in Christ, you’ve already belonged to the other side according to (Matthew 12:30). The thing is that serving Satan is not limited only to doing that knowingly and openly. By the way, the enemy is so cunning and subtle, He’s not that much interested in letting you know that he’s the very one being served and glorified by how you choose to live. However, he’s behind the scene influencing you in every way.
Since God fully knows those who belong to Him as well as those who belong to the enemy; consequently, when He is judging, you’ll be end up being judged and classified as someone who had been living your lives under the influence and dominion of the enemy if you don’t turn away from him.
The penalty for that is that you’ll end up going to the same place that had already been prepared for the devil along with his fallen angels. That’s the reason that it’s imperative for us to respond to the message of the gospel accordingly by understanding our call and how serious our sinfulness is to a holy and righteous God.
Let’s Come Back to God
God’s purpose is to snatch us from the grip of the enemy in order to transfer us into His Kingdom, so that we can bring toward fulfillment what we’re made to do. God’s ultimate plan with His redemptive plan is to hold us up to His ideal. That’s exactly what Christ came to do by willingly laying down His life for all humanity. Through His death, we’re provided a pathway to come out totally from the destructive condition that we once used to live in order to step into holiness through sanctification. Thus, by believing in Him, we can be reconciled with God and start serving Him the way that He wants to be served.