The Thrill of Victory and the Agony of Defeat
My metaphor is flawed though. Our lives are not like a scoreboard because we don't have any impact on the final score. Victory and defeat has already been decided, and God is victorious. Hooray, all the Christians rejoice, and everyone lived happily ever after! Right? If God is already victorious than what purpose do I have and what point is my life?
This is one of the great byproducts of being involved with a local church. It is a place to learn about what your passionate about. A place where you can get involved in different ministries. A place where you can discover your unique Spiritual Gifts. As we find our passions and our gifting we ultimately find our purpose in life. And we when operate in passion, gifting and purpose people's lives are forever changed for God's glory.
We might not have any impact in the final score but we do have the ability to include more people in the Victory party!