When asked, nearly every Christian will readily acknowledge that God has a purpose for his or her life. This belief is a quintessential aspect of being a believer. It is such a deeply held value that it is common for people like us to regularly reevaluate our purpose in life.
By understanding that our life is founded in Christ and that our real purpose is established by the way we serve Him, this provides us with our operating guide. It becomes our overarching framework for life. When we drill down, this is what nearly all of us believe. It is our worldview. At least, it should be. It’s not that we are Conservatives. It’s that when we are filled with the Holy Spirit, our biblical values, which laud righteousness while shunning depravity, come through in political ways, as they should.
When we get out of step with God or His purpose, which happens to all of us from time to time, we begin to experience the adverse consequences of our actions. Sometimes, our penalty for walking outside of His will can be quite severe. It becomes so much so that the end result drives us back to our Heavenly Father in repentance. Like disobedient children, we return to Him in humility, most likely broken and hurting. This happens corporately as well as individually.
The longer we are believers, if we are focusing on God’s will, the more firmly His precepts take hold of our lives. Through the pruning of the Holy Spirit, the way our lives become more Christ-like. This is when the fruits of the Spirit become visibly apparent within us. Through our spiritual life journey, we gradually grow into the mature men and women God intended for us to be when He called us to Himself earlier in life. This is how discipleship works. It’s also the way the Body of Christ, which is the church, is supposed to work. That it frequently doesn’t isn’t God’s fault, although we try to blame Him for it often. It’s our fault, mea maxima culpa.
As part of being a mature man or woman in Christ, it is our responsibility to become salt and light to our fallen world. This is true for all of us, not just some of us. We must stand strong against darkness and depravity, both individually and collectively. Recognizing and understanding our role in the Body of Christ, which is to stand for Him in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, is precisely what will Make America Great Again, nothing less.