by Linda Kozar
…He has also planted eternity in the human heart… —Ecclesiastes 3:11 AMP
Two of the most important days of our lives are the day we are born and the day we die. But many of us would include the day we find out why we exist. We seem to be hard-wired with such a longing, a sense of divine purpose. Some people are born knowing what they want to do in life. Others find out while they are still young and have long, successful careers. Still others don’t discover their unique gifts and talents until they are long in the tooth, but they manage to succeed anyway.
Grandma Moses didn’t start painting until she was in her late seventies, and her American primitive paintings were shown in the Museum of Modern Arts in New York. Laura Ingalls Wilder was forty-three when she started writing her autobiography which became her beloved Little House series. Ever referred to a Thesaurus in school? Peter Mark Roget was a doctor, lecturer and inventor who suffered from depression. At sixty-one he found a way to cope with it. He found that he enjoyed making lists, creating a catalog of words organized by their meanings.
The most important reason we are all here on earth is to know God and to make Him known to others. And He uses our unique gifts, talents and skills to share the truth and minister to people. Some of us bloom later in life. God prepares our hearts before anyone ever hears the gospel. “No one can say ‘Jesus is Lord’, except by the Holy Spirit” (1 Corinthians 12:3 NIV).
“Ever since I made tomorrow my favorite day I’ve been uncomfortable looking back.” —Paul Harvey
From Linda’s new DaySpring devotional, Sunshine For The Soul: Morning Devotions to Warm the Heart. Releases December 23, 2019.