I will not hide my tastes or aversions. I will so trust that what is deep is holy, if we follow the truth, it will bring us out safe at last. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Think of a time when you didn’t think you were capable of doing something, but then surprised yourself. How will you surprise yourself this week?
The first time this manifested was when I preached for the first time. There was a time in my life where I was terrified to speak in public and so this was momentous. It’s funny, I now believe this (along with art) is what I was born to do. I had to overcome fear to do it and I had a lot of help, but in overcoming, I have found my life’s purpose.
How will I surprise myself this week? I don’t really want to surprise myself, I want God to surprise me. I hope that I will finish everything that I have before me, but not just that I finish it, but that is I finish well. I have the opportunity to speak to two groups of middle school students this weekend about finding and living their life’s purpose, I am going in with expectations high, but I want to see God surpass them. I want to see him use me to speak into the lives of these young people and set them on a course to being more than they can ask or imagine. My purpose is to help people find their purpose, my prayer is that I will be used to do just that.