Romans 14:8,

“For whether we live, we live unto the Lord; and whether we die, we die unto the Lord: whether we live therefore, or die, we are the Lord's.”


Viktor Frankl, Jewish Holocaust survivor, wrote in his book, Man's Search for Meaning, “Those who have a 'why' to live, can bear with almost any 'how'.” Frankl was a renowned  Austrian neurologist and psychiatrist that focused primarily on existential therapy. In his books he encouraged individuals to find their ‘why’ for living. Throughout his time in the Nazi concentration camps he had to develop a ‘why’ to his life, something to live for, in order to make it through.


It is the exact same for a Believer. You have to know your ‘why’ to live for Christ. Paul preaches to the Romans, “Whether I live or die, I live unto the Lord. Therefore we are the Lord’s.” To Paul, to live was Christ, and to die in His service was gain (Philippians 1:21). There was nothing more for Paul than to do the work of God. He did it with the same tenacious attitude of a lion. He was anointed with this under the Lion anointing of the first seal. He was the Lord’s and he lived that.


Our ambition and our main desire should be to accomplish the Lord’s will. He is more than able to accomplish what concerns us today. But what is our ambition? Do we really know ‘why’ we are here? We were created for His glory (Isaiah 43:7). We were meant to display that glory to the rest of the world. Brother Branham said in the sermon, Let Your Light So Shine Before Men, “We are not His salesmen; we are His billboards.”


Do you know ‘why’ you live? Examine your ambitions. Let the glory of the Lord be the reason you live. Because He lives, we can face tomorrow.


58-1004 - “Faith Is Our Victory”

Let me say this, those things may be all right, but there's higher ambitions in the human life than those things. And Christians should set their affection on higher ambitions. I think it would pay us all to set down and wonder why we are here in the first place. And ever Who was kind enough to bring us here, we ought to consider it, and ask Him what He would have us to do, the purpose of us coming to fulfill, what He has purposed for us. But we seem to be just wanting to keep up with the world. Now, the Bible said, that we could overcome the world. And how do we do it? Not by keeping up with the fashions of the world, but the Bible said that faith is the victory that overcomes the world.


Read the Bible in 1 year:

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