Find Your Purpose

[God] will fulfill his purpose for me.
                         —Psalm 57:2

Scottish runner Eric Liddell was favored to win the 100-meter race in the 1924 Paris Olympics. He withdrew from the event because it was scheduled for Sunday, and his religious convictions vetoed competing on Sunday. He switched to Friday’s 400-meter dash, broke the world record and won the gold.

Eric said, “I believe that God made me for a purpose. But he also made me fast, and when I run, I feel his pleasure.”

After the Olympics, Eric went to China as a missionary, where he served until his death in 1945.

“God chose you from the beginning” (2 Thes 2:13) and planted you here at this time and in this place for a God-planned purpose (Eph 2:10).

Find your purpose, echoing Jesus’ words, “For this reason I was born, and for this I came into the world” (Jn 18:37).

Your talents are God-given.
How you use them is up to you.

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