MONDAY, MAY 31
After David had done the will of God in his own generation, he died and was buried with his ancestors.
Acts 13:36 (NLT2)
FINDING MY PURPOSE: HOW DO I CONQUER THE GIANT OF A WASTED LIFE?
It seems that famed scientist Albert Einstein had more trouble finding his way home from work than he did finding the key to atomic power. One evening as Einstein sat deep in thought aboard the train that brought him home each night, the porter approached to collect his ticket. Einstein rummaged around in his coat, through his pockets, in his shirt, and everywhere else he could think of, growing alarmed at his inability to find the ticket. “That’s okay, Dr. Einstein,” said the porter. “I know you ride this train every day. I can collect it tomorrow.” “That’s fine for you, young man,” Einstein replied, “but how am I supposed to know where to get off the train without my ticket?” (Source unknown)
Einstein may have struggled finding his way home, but he found a life of purpose. In Acts 13:36, we are reminded that King David lived a life of purpose. David defeated a physical giant named Goliath. But he also defeated the giant of a wasted life and was used by God in great ways. Mike reminded us in the sermon of the power of discovering why God made you and how He wants to use you.
Reflect on a time in your life when you were struggling to find direction. What role did God play in helping you get the clarity you needed? Do you currently feel like you are living a wasted life? We will take the rest of this week and review some of the ways Mike shared we can discover God’s purpose for our lives.
Praise God for the times when you have sensed a clear direction and purpose from God. Ask God to give you clarity or a renewed sense of purpose if that is lacking in your life.