About a decade ago I remember my brother wrestling with purpose. I remember him stating he didn’t want to simply be the shallow “sports” guy. I’ve watched him systematically invest his life in raising millions for charity and volunteering his time to bless others, as well as influence many for Christ whether it be for Fellowship of Christian Athletes, the Najim Foundation, Christian Hope Resource Center, the San Antonio Food Bank, and the list goes on.
A few months back he was asked to speak at the funeral of his childhood coach, Adolph Ramirez. Don was to eulogize Adolph and then my father was to follow by communicating the Biblical application of Adolph’s life. My brother took to the lectern with a golf towel, knowing he would be teary and it could get messy. Without faltering, he spoke well of Adolph, blessed his family and honored his memory. On top of that he spoke clearly the Gospel of Jesus and elucidated scripture with deft accuracy. When he was finished and my father rose to speak, he simply said: “there is nothing more I could add to that.” It was true, my brother had drained it. He had honored his mentor and his Savior.
When we take stock of our life and estimate if it is the life we were intended to live – there are numerous opportunities to choose a life of purpose and meaning. Each intentional step is a step towards fulfillment of Christ’s calling, because He who began a good work in you is faithful.