Hi Hope Ames!
How do you define purpose?
I watched a documentary on FS1 this week called, “This Racing Life.” It featured a longtime Hope member, McKenna Haase, who is a young driver, breaking gender barriers in the male-dominated sport of racing. She said something that I haven’t been able to get out of my head…
“They say the meaning of life is to find your gift, and the purpose is to share it.”
What gifts has God given you? How is he calling you to share them with the world around you?
For all of us, there are specific gifts. Maybe you’re really smart, or maybe you’re really funny. For McKenna, she can drive cars really fast.
What some fans may not know is that McKenna has a gift that is more valuable than any trophy she can win on the track, and her ultimate purpose is way bigger than racing. She’s a devoted follower of Jesus Christ, and she has dedicated her life to sharing him with the world around her.
That’s the most important gift that God has given to all of us – himself – all of his love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness and faithfulness. Our purpose – above anything else – is to share that gift and help others know him too.
You are gifted, and you have a purpose! Want to put it to practice? Invite someone to come with you to church this weekend. We’ll continue our “When God Seems Absent” sermon series, and we’ll find out how another young woman, Esther, used her gifts to fulfill God’s purpose in the world. I can’t wait to see you there, Sunday morning at 10:00!