The story is told of a Scotsman who was going to demonstrate the game of golf to President Ulysses Grant. The Scotsman put the ball on the tee, and took a powerful swing, only to miss the ball entirely. After five misses and scattering dirt on the President and everywhere else, the President said, "There seems to be a fair amount of exercise in the game, but I fail to see the purpose of the ball."
Does life seem like a lot swings and misses? Missing the purpose of it all? In Christ one finds forgiveness, hope, and purpose. In Philippians 3:14 Paul said, "I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus." In the cross we see the love of God demonstrated (Romans 5:8), and in answering the call of God through the gospel (II Thessalonians 2:14) we find our purpose. Our purpose often gets misdirected into the pursuit of fleshly desires, materialism, power, and popularity. Going from one thing to the next, always swinging, but always missing the ball, just throwing dirt up everywhere!
Let me encourage you to stop for a moment, take a deep breath, consider your life, look up, and consider the one behind it all. Your creator has a purpose for you, and is extending an invitation.
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