The man was in agony. Tears streamed down his face as he said, “I am just like the man in the sermon.” Earlier our pastor had preached about aimlessness. He said that many people lived their lives like tumbleweeds blown from one place to the next, doing one thing then another. And it was that image, the image of a tumbleweed, that struck a chord with my friend. He sobbed and repeated the refrain, “I am a tumbleweed.”

I have thought often about that moment. What causes people to live aimless lives? What causes a person to just drift? As I have thought about these questions, I have come to believe that aimlessness is a result of a lack of purpose. In other words, unless we have an overarching purpose, we will not have clear direction. Additionally, if we lack a sense of purpose, we will live fragmented lives, and we will feel like a person who is pulled in a million directions. Instead of living a life of meaning, we will bounce from one place to another, from one job to another, and from one relationship to another.

What if there was a different way to live? What if we could live a life of purpose with clear focus? I believe God wants this for us, which is why he gives us a clear purpose. He says it like this, “So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God (1 Cor. 10:31).” God calls us to magnify his name in every aspect of our lives. He calls us to live in such a way that people see his worth and marvel at his grace. It is this unifying purpose that infuses our lives with meaning and provides us with clear focus.

At Christ’s Legacy Academy, we joyfully embrace this God-given purpose, and we work diligently to pass it on the next generation. We endeavor to train students so that they can see glory of God in everything and live for him when they do anything. We want them to learn that work is a form of worship, which is a life-shaping truth that supplies meaning and purpose to any and every good endeavor.

We would like to invite you to partner with us as we seek to promote a passion for this God-given purpose. If you would like to join us on this journey, go to our website at www. christslegacyacademy.org. Or give us a call at 423-649-0040. Together we can make our area better, one child at a time.

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