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PURPOSE Short Column from the SCA Would your life look different if you knew that you had a purpose? If you knew that your life, a unique story written by the ultimate Author of love, that hand-crafted you into being and that loves you more than you would ever know, revolves around more than just where you are now? A life that is destined for greatness, for impact - a life woven into a tapestry of love. No matter the words spoken by people, Jesus always has the last say. God created you with a specific plan and purpose that nobody can take away from you. Before you graciously entered this world, every detail of your life was already written out. The entirety of who you are and who God called you to be is already in place, He just desires you to move into it. Your life is an echo of His words that uttered you into formation. He destined you to do far greater things than you could ever imagine, more than what you could have ever hoped or dreamed for. I think that being in high school and having to make decisions about your future can be daunting, especially when you have no idea what direction you’re even considering going into. I can testify that I found my purpose and my calling when I found God. After I gave my heart to the Lord and I began to pursue Him and His heart, He began to reveal Himself to me. It doesn’t happen with everyone. Some people find the Lord and still don’t know what they want to go study. But that doesn’t define you. Whether you have the slightest idea of what you want to study, or whether you sit in class and obliviously daydream into nothingness pondering about what you want to do with your life - you can rest firmly in the promise that He has put you here on earth for a purpose and to accomplish a mission. You have a calling on your life. The talent(s) or gift(s) that God has given you are not for self-gratification. It’s not to show other people how awesome you are and what you can achieve. Everything that God has given you are clues towards

the path He wants to lead you on. A path of vast impact, fighting the good fight and running YOUR race with everything you’ve got. Your CALLING is different to those around you. Your ultimate purpose here on earth is to love others and love God, to glorify Him. If you’re looking for somewhere to start, go after Him. Your calling is the unique path that God has laid out for YOU relevant to YOUR experiences, YOUR trials and triumphs, YOUR strengths and weaknesses. Keep your eyes on Jesus and focus on YOUR race. Run with audacious faith. You’re here for a reason because you have a purpose. “I have found that making a name for yourself is less about people knowing who you are and more about creating change that will live BEYOND your name.” -Kayla Henry THE BEST IS YET TO COME! Love, Kelsey

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