Many people think that life is like rolling dice. You kind of just get what you roll and have to make the best of it. If that’s really true, life for most wouldn’t be just a gamble, it would be fatal.
I want to encourage you today and let you know that your life is more than dice. Your life is not just a roll of some cosmic die. You are not some random number or blip on a screen. You have a purpose and you are loved. You have talents and abilities and in fact, you are one of a kind!
With that in mind, I challenge you to live up to your purpose and your potential. Blaze a trail and leave a legacy. Stephen Covey in his book The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, asks his readers to consider how they want to be remembered. That question leads to one of his primary principles Begin With The End in Mind.
To do that though, I think there’s three things we need to do
- 1. Know your PURPOSE. What’s your final destination? Your purpose isn’t your vocation but rather it’s what you live for.
- 2. Create a purpose statement – clearly defined END. Clearly state the WHAT and the WHY. Craig Groeschel in his book Divine Destiny states, “When we know our destination, it’s much clearer when and where we should start, stop, stay, and go.” (p197)
- 3. Realize that you are not ALONE.
- Our stories are connected. Your life intersects with the lives of countless others. Live life together! Learn, challenge and serve one another as you grow.
- The God who created you wants to be an integral part of your story.
Your life is more than dice!
BUT what about my mistakes, and my inadequacies?
I love this quote from Dr. Stephen R. Covey, “Your most important work is always ahead of you, never behind you.”
Paul, one of the most prominent influencers of faith has some great insight for us.
I’m not saying that I have this all together, that I have it made. But I am well on my way, reaching out for Christ, who has so wondrously reached out for me. Friends, don’t get me wrong: By no means do I count myself an expert in all of this, but I’ve got my eye on the goal, where God is beckoning us onward—to Jesus. I’m off and running, and I’m not turning back. (Philippians 3:12-14, The Message)
The truth is, the glory in the story is the grace and mercy of God! For the past there is forgiveness – For the present there is new life – For the future there is hope! Thankfully His mercy holds back from us getting what we really deserve, and His grace grants us what we don’t.
Yes, your life is more than dice, and thankfully the glory in the story is the grace and mercy of God.
There’s you Monday motivation! NOW Get out there and make the most of your week!