God never intended you to base your identity on accomplishments or performing. No one knows what you were created to do and to be except your Creator. "Bring my sons and daughters from the ends of the earth--everyone who is called by My name, whom I created for My glory, whom I formed and made." (Isaiah 43:6-7) God made you to be His glory. His pride and joy. He wants you to learn to be secure in His love, in who He made you to be, so that you can do what He created you to do...which is to to love those you can love like nobody else can.
Heaven will be that place where you finally realize how uniquely loved YOU are. (But you do not have to wait until heaven for this realization.)
We all want to make a name for ourselves. We want our names to count, to matter, to be worth something. But the truth is your name will be remembered only by God. (Do you remember the names of your great grandparents? Of your great great grand-parents? That's only three or four generations removed from you, and you owe them your life, yet they are already forgotten.) God knows you better than you know yourself. He alone knows how valuable you are. And God alone will remember you forever.
The promise of heaven is that one day you will truly know who you were created to be. To God, you are already one of a kind. No one else can have the unique relationship with God that He created you to have. In heaven you will finally come to realize how special you are to the most import Being in the universe!
When you know you are right with God, not because of what you have or have not done, but because of what God had done for you, then you don't need to prove who you are. Then you're free to accomplish the things God planned for you before you were born.
What is your purpose? We make it too complicated because we think our purpose will give us our identity. God means for it to work the other way around. To love God is the first and greatest command (our purpose). To love our neighbors (those He puts in our lives) as much as we love ourselves -- that's second in importance. According to Jesus, if we do just these two things, we will fulfill the intent of all of the commands in the Bible. Love is to be central to our existence no matter what else we do or accomplish.
In a nutshell: (1) Love God. (2) Love those closest to us. (3) Serve humanity with everything else God has put into you. If you do these three things, you will never have to worry about fulfilling your purpose, because you will be living it!
People flocked to Jesus by the thousands because He demonstrated the unconditional love of God -- who values the most sin-stained human being as a unique and precious runaway child. God tells us in every possible way He can: "Something you will never be in heaven is lonely and unloved!"
Above content largely taken from
IMAGINE HEAVEN, by John Burke
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