Just had to share this one.
“Don’t ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive and then go do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” (Howard Thurman)
I must say this quote excites me every time I read it.
Doing things for the sake of what we think the world needs is, at best, misguided. But doing things because we love doing them has the potential to change both us and the world.
When we offer ourselves ‘fully alive’ rather than dead and depressed by self-righteousness, pride and legalism, we inspire hope. We aren’t doing things out of duty or academic theory when we’re fully alive. We’re doing them because we’re in love with God and want to bring him glory.
The world needs people alive with joy, with purpose, with love. And you can only be alive with these things if you’ve experienced them…
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