The Purpose Driven Life (chapter 3)

Day Three

Thinking About My Purpose

Point to Ponder: Living on purpose is the path to peace.

Verse to Remember: “You, LORD, give perfect peace to those who keep their purpose firm and put their trust in you.” Isaiah 26:3

Question to Consider: What would my family and friends say is the driving force of my life? What do I want it to be?

Answer: I assume that my friends and family would choose guilt or anger as the driving force in my life. At times I am my toughest critic and am extremely hard on myself when I fail to live up to my own standards. Instead of beating myself up over my mistakes, I need to learn from them and move on. The reason people might believe that I’m driven by anger is credited to the bad luck I’ve had with injuries throughout my playing career. Having undergone four surgeries since 2007 it is easy to see why people might think that. My desire is for people to look at all of the things I have gone through and see someone who came out better than before. God put me though these things for a reason and it allowed me to grow in ways that I couldn’t have fathomed otherwise. Also it’s ridiculous for me to feel sorry for myself because he pain and suffering I’ve endured is so minuscule compared to what others go through on a daily basis. Instead of guilt and anger I hope people would define my driving force as Soli Deo Gloria. I want people to be able to look at me and see someone who is living for God alone and doing everything in my power to please Him. Lastly, I pray that my story would be a story of hope and not pity.

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