Move with Purpose
I often hear basketball coaches shouting "Move with purpose" to their players. Prior to that, they had yelled "Move!" The players obeyed by moving. But the coach saw that they were moving with no purpose. It was activity without productivity.
I think that maybe my Heavenly Father has offered the same coaching, without the screaming, of course. He says move and I move, but I move without purpose and it is fruitless. That lifestyle lacks thankfulness, peace, and joy.
He has called me to be fruitful, so I need to move with purpose. How? Follow Jesus where He leads me. The good news is that He will not only go before me, He will also walk beside me.
NBA basketball player, Jeremy Lin, found himself in that situation even while playing professionally and wrote in his journal that he wished he had never signed and wished he could quit basketball because he wasn't having fun. What changed it all? Purpose - Jeremy began playing for God and the result was joy and peace. That's the kind of Linsanity that all of us can experience!
Enjoy the video below. Move with purpose. Play for Christ. Live for Christ. Remember who you are and whose you are so that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light (1 Peter 2:9).
Posted on Mon, March 3, 2014
by Kerry O'Neill filed under