While playing the India version of “Who wants to be a Millionaire?”, the main character, Jamal Malik is one question away from winning 20 million rupees. How did he do it? We are given 4 answers: A- He cheated, B- He’s lucky, C- He’s a genius or D- It is written. Perhaps Jamal had no way of knowing that his own life story; his own set of circumstances would one day be key factors in raising the level of his existence. But we do. I believe that our own passion story is in fact already written. Every circumstance, every mishap, every celebration and every disappointment has a place in our lives. Ours is a purpose driven life, and our circumstances should be propelling us towards God by the lessons we’ve learned and the knowledge we’ve gain from every experience, good and bad along the way. Nowhere is it written that our journey would be easy. What is written is that the stone has been rolled back. No matter the circumstance, if we believe, if we hold firmly to the message Christ proclaimed, if we are willing to open our eyes, ears hearts and minds to the love Christ has shown us through those circumstances, we can strive to live every day like its Resurrection Sunday! Alleluia! Christ is Risen!
Life itself is a gift. While it’s true that we don’t all come into this world under the same circumstances, it is also true that regardless of the circumstance, each birth has purpose. As we are trying to figure out our own purpose we sometimes squander our lives, some more severely than others. It’s not a deal breaker! Even on the cloudiest of days, the sun rises every morning. As long as there is true light in our lives there is purpose. With God we have the capacity, strength and courage to live a purpose driven life.
Every generous act of giving, with every perfect gift, is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change. In fulfilment of his own purpose he gave us birth by the word of truth, so that we would become a kind of first fruits of his creatures. James 1:16-27