The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are children of God.
When Princes William and Harry of Wales were born to England’s Prince Charles and his then wife, Lady Diana, the cheeky British press lovingly referred to them as “the heir and a spare”–William being “the heir” and Harry being “the spare.” In other words, Prince William, being the firstborn son of Prince Charles, stands directly in the line of succession to the British crown. And should he be unable to become king, Prince Harry would step in. When one is born to royalty, one’s identity and destiny are fixed simply by being born.
The same is true of Christians. The moment we are born again by God’s Spirit, we become children of God and “heirs according to the promise” (Galatians 3:29). Our future and our destiny is set–we know who we are and where we are going. Our purpose in life is to be transformed into the image of Jesus Christ (Romans 8:29), and our destiny is to live for eternity in the presence of Jesus Christ our Lord (Revelation 21:3-4). Everything else in life is a subtext to that story.
If you are a Christian, you should never be confused about who you are, why you are here, and where you are going. That was settled when you were born again. (copied)
God made us to be worshippers. That was the purpose of God in bringing us into the world.
A. W. Tozer