Mark 10:45, NIV:  For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.

Why are we here? Are we here to perform a task that only we have been chosen for? Are we here for a specific purpose that God is defining, developing, and drawing us to better fulfill as we live this life? Perhaps. Yet, perhaps our purpose extends beyond our personal space. My place, purpose, etc., is not all about me. Who God intends me to be and become has a great deal to do with how I fit into the greater whole. How can I love God and others? How can I minister? How can I serve without thought of myself? These are the greater questions. Our faith is not something provided to give us a sense of personal worth and fulfillment. Within our faith we learn to abandon the need to edify ourselves individually. We simply learn to abide in Christ. Therein, the fulfillment of personal purpose is relinquished, and this in order that His purpose may be fulfilled in us as much more than individuals.