I know it may seem like I am always watching movies, but I'm honestly not. Skip is a HUGE movie buff, so I tend to watch bits and parts if he has one playing. Last night we were watching Chariots of Fire and I heard two lines that really struck a chord with me.
The first was said by Eric Liddell - "I believe God made me for a purpose, but he also made me fast. And when I run I feel His pleasure."
The second quote was during a conversation between Harold M. Abrahams and Sybil Gordon. Harold was frustrated after losing a race to Eric Liddell, and he said, "If I can't win, I won't run!" Sybil responded, "If you don't run, you can't win."
Wow! How true are both of these quotes!
On Thursday, one of my Thankful Thursday praises was that Skip was now doing worship at our Corpus campus and that I couldn't wait to see him doing what he loves again. You know I don't even think it is about what he loves, as much as it is about what he was created to do.
Have you found that thing yet? That thing that you know when you are doing it, makes complete sense. Like it is what you were created to do? Do you feel like God is pleased by you doing it?
Now, I know everything we do is not about us, but instead bringing pleasure to our Father in Heaven so that He may receive the Glory and Honor. I also know that each one of you has distinct talents and gifts that He gives you to use to do just that. It reminds me of why I started this blog, and my original story behind the name. Am I doing the things that I am good at, or am I trying to be someone I'm not?
The reason I am questioning things is because our church is embarking on some wonderful changes with a new campus and the volunteer opportunities are endless. I don't want to just do something to fill a spot and help out. I want to serve in a way that brings God pleasure. So far I know I want to lead a bible study (my heart is women), but there is also 1st time visitor greeting and helping in the book store/cafe that sounds fun. I know God will show me the way to go, but these are the things I'm praying about.
Here's a question to leave you with- What do you feel like you were created to do? And when you are doing it, things just fit.