One of my all time favorite quotes comes from the movie, “Chariots of Fire.” This tells the true story of Eric Liddell and is worth watching again and again.
This is my favorite quote in the entire movie:
“I believe God made me for a purpose, but He also made me fast. And when I run I feel His pleasure.”
I am not a runner, but I am, like Eric Liddell, a believer.
I believe God made me (everyone) for a purpose, not accidentally, not mistakenly. We are not all an “oops!” on this spinning ball of dirt and water.
I believe God made me _________ . And when I ____________ I feel His pleasure. How I fill in the BLANK in my life is totally different than how you will fill in the BLANK. But the common thread is this: whatever we do to fulfill that purpose WILL bring God pleasure!
Now here’s the catch: how many people look up from the grocery shopping, the computer, the diapers, the little league game, the TV, the spreadsheets long enough to ask themselves “What is my purpose? What was I made for? What special giftings do I have that are God-given? What do I KNOW that I do that brings Him pleasure?”
FIND OUT!! It is born deep within the human soul to a WANT TO HAVE PURPOSE, to DISCOVER WHAT THAT PURPOSE IS, and like Eric Liddel, to DO IT AND FEEL HIS PLEASURE.
If you don’t know what your purpose is then you are just embarking on a great adventure!! If you think you know, find out for sure. If you are sure, keep on doing it!
Fill in the blank today. “And when I _____, I feel His pleasure.”
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