There is one simple and main purpose all of us were brought into this world and that was to bring honor and glory to God and he has called us to go into the uttermost parts of the world and spread the word of God to all people in the world. To some of us that means being right where we are planted and witness to the people around us ,to other people it means going away from home (no matter how far away) and taking God's word into other places of the world.
This has been on my mind a lot lately probably because I am moving away from home to go into mission work ,but not only that but because it has been paining my heart to see the Christian youth of today walk away from everything they have ever known and been taught since they were young and go the opposite direction saying that God was telling them to walk away from their faith. Oh if only they would know the sadness and regret that will fill them when they stand in front of the Lord and he says "I never knew you" they may not care now , but I guarantee they will care when Judgment day comes.
I think this subject is so important to me because I haven't always been the Christian I should have been and have done some things in my youth (even though I am still youth) that I regret very much but then I came to the realization one day ( a couple years ago) that if I had died that day I would not have gone to the wonderful eternal home I had been anticipating going to. That is the day I gave my life over to Christ totally and completely and told him "God this is no longer my life it is yours you can do as you please with it and me" And that is total surrender and when that happens God will move. It didn't happen instantly but I grew closer to God and as that happened I felt called to "go" and serve God elsewhere and I had the distinct feeling I was no longer where God wanted me.
Of course the process was much slower than that :) I had no idea where God wanted me to go ,but I figured in his good time he would show me and he has, it was amazing and funny to watch how God pushed me in the direction he wanted me to go!! I can honestly say I feel I am at the place as far as where I am (location wise) is where God wants me. It was by no means an easy road and now that I can finally see the end of all the very hard decisions as far as preparing my heart and mind to leave home and telling my dad are over I can honestly say I am now sitting back and enjoying the ride and watching God work.
Well that is maybe more than you wanted to know ,but I felt led to share my heart. Hopefully it has encouraged or inspired someone!! All Glory goes to God!!!