For we are to God the aroma of Christ among those who are saved and among those who are perishing. To the one we are the smell of death; to the other, the fragrance of life (II Corinthians 2:15-16).

It should matter what God decides for his people to be, and whatever that is should become our every present ursuit. God has chosen to make us into an aroma, obviously a figurative picture. But such aroma, here, is not to God, like perhaps we might think about in respect to our worship or service, but rather, we are an aroma to those of the world, of God. This is an important observation.

The life of a follower of Jesus does not have its primary meaning, purpose, or function, found in a life that is "only" saved to heaven. The life of the believer is one that is new, of the Spirit, and created to be like God in holiness and righteousness...this life, more abundantly, that we find in Christ, is designed so that we can become spokesmen for Jesus. It is designed by God to make us light unto darkness. It is designed to make us an aroma to ALL men. Instead of seeing the ways that you are not this aroma, why not ask God to make you into more of it to your community?