What Is the Point of Life?

Why am I here? What is my purpose in life?

Maybe you’re going through life unfulfilled, unfocused, searching for meaning, but nothing fills the void. What’s missing? What’s the point of it all?

To find real meaning in life, we need to know Who made us and why.

All life begins with God, who designed each of us in His likeness. The Bible says it this way: “So God created man in his own image, … male and female he created them” (Genesis 1:27). We were created by God to be like Him, to find Him and to have a relationship with Him.

The problem is instead of loving Him, we chose to love ourselves more. Instead of freely serving Him, we chose to serve ourselves. This is called sin and it broke our relationship with God. Until we restore that relationship, we will never know our true purpose or what matters.

Think of it this way: There’s a God-shaped hole in all of us and no matter what we have or accomplish, there will still be an emptiness without God.

As our Creator, He has a plan in mind for us and only He can make us complete. God holds the answer to your question, “Is there a point to life?”

He even provided a way for us to connect with Him directly and restore our broken relationship—that’s through His Son Jesus Christ, who bridged the gap between us and God.

Through faith in Jesus, there’s no more separation from God. No more holes in your heart.

God has a specific reason for creating you. Get to know Him today and find the real point of life.

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Step 1 – God loves you and has a plan for you!

The Bible says, “God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, [Jesus Christ], that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life” (John 3:16). Jesus said, “I came that they may have life and have it abundantly”—a complete life full of purpose (John 10:10). But here’s the problem:

Step 2 – People are sinful and separated from God.

We have all done, thought or said bad things, which the Bible calls “sin.” The Bible says, “All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). The result of sin is death, spiritual separation from God (Romans 6:23). The good news?

Step 3 – God sent His Son to die for your sins!

Jesus died in our place so we could have a relationship with God and be with Him forever. “God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8). But it didn’t end with His death on the cross. He rose again and still lives! “Christ died for our sins. … He was buried. … He was raised on the third day, according to the Scriptures” (1 Corinthians 15:3-4). Jesus is the only way to God. Jesus said, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father, but through Me” (John 14:6).

Step 4 – Would you like to receive God’s forgiveness?

We can’t earn salvation; we are saved by God’s grace when we have faith in His Son, Jesus Christ. All you have to do is believe you are a sinner, that Christ died for your sins, and ask His forgiveness. Then turn from your sins—that’s called repentance. Jesus Christ knows you and loves you. What matters to Him is the attitude of your heart, your honesty. We suggest praying the following prayer to accept Christ as your Savior:

"Dear God, I know I’m a sinner, and I ask for your forgiveness. I believe Jesus Christ is Your Son. I believe that He died for my sin and that you raised Him to life. I want to trust Him as my Savior and follow Him as Lord, from this day forward. Guide my life and help me to do your will. I pray this in the name of Jesus. Amen."

Did you pray this prayer?