God and Disc Golf

disc golfOne of my two favorite sports is Disc Golf (my other favorite is Wiffle Ball). Disc Golf is played similar to ball golf. Instead of hitting a ball with a club into a hole, you throw a disc into a basket. Each basket has a specific par, just like in ball golf, and the goal is to get the disc in the basket in as few throws as possible.

disc golf2The interesting thing about Disc Golf is the number of different discs that perform different tasks. You have driver discs, mid-range discs, and putter discs. You also have some discs that are easier to curve to the right while others are easier to curve to the left. Some discs float, in case you do not make those over the water shots, and others do not. Different discs can be made of different kinds of plastic and each one serves a different purpose.

Here is the weird thing. I believe God has made us in a similar way that manufacturers have made those discs. He has made all of us different to serve different tasks. The sad part about this is that discs are more often used for their specific purpose than people are.

Galatians 6:4-5 says, “Make a careful exploration of who you are and the work you have been given, and then sink yourself into that. Don’t be impressed with yourself. Don’t compare yourself with others. Each of you must take responsibility for doing the creative best you can with your own life” (The Message). We all have different spiritual gifts, passions, abilities, personalities, and experiences. God has made us for a specific purpose.

Just like certain discs are used for specific tasks, so certain people are made for specific tasks. None of us can do everything. There is something you do better than most other people. Find out what that is and then sink yourself into that.

Be creative! Make the search! Discover your purpose! Then wear yourself out doing exactly what God created you to do!  Anybody up for a game of disc golf??


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Three Things That Make Me Feel Totally Alive

aliveFirst and foremost, my relationship with Jesus makes me feel totally alive. Jesus said, “I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full” (John 10:10, NIV). That has definitely been my experience.

Everything else in my life that makes me feel alive flows from my relationship with Jesus. Meaning, all the other stuff that makes me feel alive would not be enough on their own. It is only in connection with my relationship with Jesus that those other factors matter. It is what gives everything else meaning.

Secondly, living out my God-given purpose also makes me feel totally alive. Knowing that I exist to turn the world upside down by meeting people’s physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual needs and then doing my best to fulfill that is what brings aliveness to my life. My purpose guides my life. It helps me to know what I am supposed to do every day I am here on this earth. It helps me to be a meaningful specific instead of a wandering generality.

dreamMy God-given life purpose gives me direction so I do not have to waste time wondering about what I’m supposed to do or what direction I’m supposed to go. This is already predetermined. One of the most freeing aspects of my life is that I know specifically why I am here on this earth.

Thirdly, climbing toward my God-given potential makes me feel totally alive. It’s exhilarating knowing there are no limits to what God can do in my life if I am just willing to follow his lead. If I just open myself up to allow God to do with me whatever he wants to do.

Philippians 1:6 says, “being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus” (NIV). God will continue to work with you to reach your fullest potential. Are you willing to work with him?

Ephesians 3:20 says, “Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us” (NIV). We have no idea what our true potential may be. It is more than all we could ask or imagine! That has got to make you feel alive!!

What makes you feel totally alive?


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