I used to wonder why the Lord did not take me straight from the water of baptism right into heaven, but the Bible passage reveals why He leaves us here, although we have already been saved,
“For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them” (Ephesians 2:10).
He has prepared us to do good works, wanting us to walk in them. That is why we have been created in Christ Jesus as followers of Jesus.
Is your life characterized by good works? If not, then you are not fulfilling your purpose. If so, do not give up, but continue to do whatever you are capable of doing.