There is a lie that has been destroying the church for many years. It robs God’s people of purpose and effectively keeps them in limbo.
The lie? That God’s divine purpose is summed up in salvation.
Without a doubt, we must be saved and we can only be saved by the blood of Christ. There is no other way.
However, because of the teaching that all of God’s purpose is wrapped up in salvation, Christ followers are more concerned with losing what has already bestowed upon them, than they are with receiving and walking out the purpose the LORD has placed before them. They live looking backward.
Were we saved merely for salvation’s sake?
Is there nothing more?
Or is there in fact a greater divine purpose?
Salvation is the key that opens the door to a new Kingdom. It is the Kingdom of God.
Sadly, our God given purpose passes right by as we wrestle with our insecurities and fears. When we step through the door the old is behind us and the new is before us.
The past becomes an inaccurate method of defining self. We are not theoretically but factually new creatures.
Our distorted viewpoints of identity such as a “sinner saved by grace,” result from refusing to let go of the old to embrace the new.
That door we stepped through was not the end of the road, rather it was the beginning. It was not the arrival to our purpose, rather the gateway leading into it.
~ Mitch Salmon