In the movie Chariots of Fire in 1981, Eric Liddell who was a missionary and an athlete, said while he was being reprimanded by his sister because he seems to neglect his responsibilities before God but he responded, "I know God has a purpose for me. He made me fast, and when I run, I feel his pleasure."
Now let me ask you this question, "What makes you feel God's pleasure?", "Have you discover God's purpose for your life?"
A lot of people today finding purpose in what they do, in what they own, and in what the people are telling about them.
When I was in studying in college, I thought my life would fall into the cycle of corporate life. You work, you go home to rest for a while, then you work again. It happened. I was actually like a renter in my own house where my parents barely see me stay at home. When they wake up, I was already in the office grinding all day. When I am home, I was in the room resting.
Not until I questioned my existence. I asked myself, If there is a purpose for my life, is this what all I got? I didn't know at that time that I was actually finding my purpose at that time. Of all sorts of human beings on this planet, I was only a tiny fraction of them. I am the one whom you will not notice, because I was an underdog, unqualified and mostly, unlikely leader. I thought I will just die with it.
But God has a different purpose for my life. I heard God saying to me "Dhenn, lead my people, teach my people". "Since you were precious in My sight, You have been honored, And I have loved you; Therefore I will give men for you, And people for your life. “You are My witnesses,” says the Lord.“
From that day on, I decided to become a part of Volunteers who teaches children. I studied how to overcome my fears in public speaking. I never thought that I would love public speaking and teaching. Speaking and teaching to students to encourage and motivate them to live their lives worthy of their calling and purpose in life. And when I am doing that, I feel God's pleasure. He turned my failures to a message so that it will become my source of inspiration.
Jesus said in John 10:10 "I have come that they may have life and that they may have it abundantly." That's Jesus purpose. Imagine a Supreme Being who created us and the universe that surrounds us made an effort to go down for us. He doesn't want us to live that kind of life so he made himself a sacrifice to give us life and live it to the full. He has come to give us life and to live it abundantly. Giving his life for us is what makes him feel the Father's pleasure.
How about you? Have you felt God's pleasure lately?
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