This scene from Chariots of Fire helped define my life when I saw it as a young man in 1981.
In it, Olympic runner Eric Liddell explained what motivated him: “I believe God made me for a purpose, but he also made me fast. And when I run, I feel His pleasure.”
What a wonderful way to feel, know and experience the Lord and His purpose.
Most of my life has been guided by the sense of His pleasure as I’ve been the man He created me to be and done the things He created me to do. Even when there’s been adversity, I have felt His pleasure as I serve the King of Kings with whatever gifts He’s given me.
There is no greater joy, no greater fulfillment, no greater purpose.