God gave his name, “I AM THAT I AM” to Moses. We commonly explain that as expressing the thought that he is the “self-existent one”. Certainly, that is true and ought to be made very clear, but I think his name also expresses that he is the one with purpose. God always was and always will be when “always” ceases to have meaning. Purpose goes beyond existence to the plan and the goal and the energy to complete them.
We have not always been. But, because God breathed into Adam the breath of life to be in his image, we have the birthright of being an “i am”. Whether we like it or not, this is true from the existence standpoint—we will always be. That it is true from the purpose aspect is seen by the lives of those who have left God. Without God, their life has no purpose, no meaning. "Why?" becomes the only meaningful question and there is no answer. Despair, seeking the latest thrill, anti-depressants, divorce, living for the weekend, drug abuse, all express that man no longer sees himself as an “i am” to God’s “I AM”.
So, are you living with purpose of a self-existent soul (but one that had a beginning) in awareness and fellowship with your source? Are you attuned to HIS plan that will grant meaning to an otherwise dreary life? Or, will your existence become a burden and curse for eternity?
You are God's offspring. Do you wear his name?
I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people….And I will receive you, And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty. (2Cor 6:16-18)
See how great a love the Father has bestowed on us, that we would be called children of God; and such we are. (1John 3:1)