NOTE: This article is part of our series called ‘Honest Questions’, which seeks to aid those on a spiritual journey to work through some of the biggest questions and obstacles to faith. You can read our introduction to the series here.


“Sometimes I think I know what the point of it all is – other times, I know I don’t. Most of the time, I’m so busy doing life that I don’t have time to think about it anyway. Maybe there is no point. Maybe there is, and I’m missing out. And I know this is the only life I’ll get – so if there is a point, what is it?”

Answer: to enjoy it!


We can enjoy life if we know we’re living the best way we can, and that nothing in the future will stop us living that life. The Bible calls experiencing this satisfaction and security being “blessed”: it’s like being “a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season [satisfaction], and whose leaf does not wither [security]” (Psalm 1:3).

Satisfaction and security: if you think about it, that’s what we’re all chasing after. And God created each human to enjoy this blessed life…


However hard we work, whoever we grow close to, whatever possessions we own, we’ll always know worry, frustration, and disappointment in some part of our life. The Bible pictures our normal experience not as being blessed but as being like “chaff, that the wind blows away” (Psalm 1:4).

And, however much we might enjoy the present, we know it can’t continue into the future: death gets in the way. In fact, the reality of death means that, ultimately, “everything is meaningless” (Ecclesiastes 1:2).

Which makes it hard to enjoy anything! Life’s kind of pointless.


Jesus said “I have come that [people] may have life, and have it to the full” (John 10:10). Jesus offers full, blessed life because he is:

  • The Saviour: “Whoever…believes in me will never die” (John 11:26). He offers the security of knowing we are heading for perfect eternal life with him.
  • The Lord: “Now that you know these things, you will be blessed if you do them” (John 13:17). As God living on earth, Jesus said, and showed, how we were created to live, with him as our ruler. Living his way is the way which will bring us real and lasting satisfaction.

So the point of life is to enjoy it – not by living our own way and then dying, but by living with Jesus as our Saviour and as our Lord. The more we do that, the more we’ll find ourselves enjoying life, and the less we’ll ask: “What’s the point?”!


“That would mean completely trusting what the Bible says about life. Can we trust the Bible?

“You’re saying that being a Christian ins where life’s best. What do Christian’s actually believe?


Thanks to the internet, we have an incredible number of resources at our fingertips. In an abundance of information, however, the challenge is often finding the right thing to study. With this in mind, we’ve curated this list of articles and videos for you as you continue your investigation into the topic explored in this article.


  • Timothy Berry

    Tim and Renske met and were married in Toulouse, France. They have three wonderful children: Matthijs, Anouk, and Jaana. Before planting City Church Wolverhampton, they served at Mendham Hills Community Church in Chester, NJ as the Pastor of Worship Arts. Tim is ordained by the Christian & Missionary Alliance (C&MA).