Remember the old saying, "If a tree falls in the forest and no one hears it does it still make a sound?" I think the speculation was meant to be scientific, but the debate might lead us to ask ourselves, how important are the things we say? Or you could take that thought further and ask how important are the things we do? Better yet, how important is it for other people to hear what I say and see what I do? Is it enough for just God to witness what we do with our lives?
I recently read a book where the author quoted an actress in a movie giving a response to someone who asked her what the point of marriage is. Her answer was, "We need a witness to our lives...what does any one life really mean? But in a marriage you're promising to care about everything. You're saying, "Your life will not go unnoticed because I will notice it. Your life will not go un-witnessed because I will be your witness.""* Of course not everyone is married, and that's fine, however, we still need other people. If everything we do and say is only for the Lord, then He wouldn't have put us here together on this planet. He wouldn't have made families, cities and countries. He wants us to develop relationships and learn to love and share with each other.
What is our purpose? In the beginning He said to be fruitful and multiply---to make more people. Jesus said to go and make disciples. Yes, our purpose is to love God with all our heart, soul, mind and strength, but also to love our neighbor as ourselves. There is a way for you to connect with other people. It might be through family, or church, or your job, ministry, neighborhood etc. Somehow, somewhere there is a group of people God wants you to connect with.
Your life matters. It means something. You matter. You mean something. What you say and do is important. Your relationships are important. Your life has purpose, not just to God, but to us here on earth. We need you to fulfill your purpose. We need you and your gift here in the earth. Seek the Lord for the next step in your destiny. Start planning for your purpose!
*The Insidious Dance by Jim Banks. Copyright 2013 House of Healing Ministries. Quoting from the 2004 movie, Shall We Dance.