Last night I went to youth fellowship meeting at Church. The president, Damion, made a point that resonated with me so much that I’m now blogging about it. He mentioned that just before Jesus died He said, “It is finished.” I knew that quite well, I even know the Greek version of those profound last words of our Saviour (Tetelestai) . But here’s what resonated, Damion made the point that Jesus was able to say that at the end of His life because He accomplished the task/mission for which He came. The mandate God gave Him was fulfilled. Awesome isn’t it? When I got home I thought about it deeper as I battled a case of insomnia and I was able to see the following points.
Jesus Knew His Purpose … You can Too
Here’s where it gets deeper, we all have a purpose to fulfill in our lifetime. That’s right, there’s a reason why you and I are here. However, some of us don’t know our purpose or our God-given task. I heard this line in the sermon at a funeral and never forgot it, “The greatest tragedy in life is to be alive and not know why.” Do you know why you are here? Your purpose should drive you and get you moving so to me if you don’t already know your purpose you should dedicate some time to finding out what it is. Who better to tell you than the one who gave it to you? Ask the Lord to reveal your purpose to you.
Jesus Stayed Focused … You Should Too
I want to be able to say like Jesus, “it is finished”, knowing at the end of my life that I did what I was here to do. Don’t you? Damion said he wants to die empty, meaning he did ALL that he was supposed to do, nothing left to do. Some people die feeling there was more they could/should have done. Jesus lived a short yet full life, only 33 but He completed His mission. He knew what He was to do and He focused on the task and got it done. He had distractions, He was tempted to take shortcuts and do something else but He said NAH and kept going. How focused are you on fulfilling your purpose? Do some introspection and improve where you need to improve and refocus your efforts.
I feel we should strive to be able to say like Jesus, IT IS FINISHED with confidence. We should first find out our purpose and then focus on fulfilling it at all cost.