Not Fulfilling Your Purpose

Unless you are a college basketball fan, you probably never heard of Zion Williams until February 20, 2019. Even today, you may not know who Zion Williams is, but allow me a moment to tell you his story.

Zion is a star basketball player for Duke University as well as one of the best college basketball players in the country. However, on February 20, 2019, Zion Williams fell to the court on Duke’s first possession of their game vs. rival North Carolina.  Zion’s Nike shoe fell apart. It literally had a blowout.

As a result, Zion suffered a sprained knee meaning he had to sit out the last five games of the regular season. A further result of the incident saw Nike’s value fall by $1 billion dollars and Duke lost the game to UNC as well as their #1 ranking. All because of a blown-out shoe.

Sometimes we do not think about the small things, like a shoe, until they cause an issue or are needed.  Zion’s shoe failed. It did not fulfill its intended purpose and as a result, caused pain and loss.

But what about your purpose? At times, our purpose may seem small, but if we do not fulfill it, there is pain and loss. It reminds me of Paul’s words in Ephesians 4.16,

“from whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love.”

Each part of the church (the body of Christ) has a purpose, are you fulfilling yours?

Just a thought,