It happened on April 14, 1912, at 11:40 p.m. The unsinkable did the unthinkable. The RMS Titanic sank 2.5 miles to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean. Of the 2,208 people aboard, about 1,500 died in the icy waters. But 712 survived. The most famous of the survivors was Molly Brown, who lived another 20 years, before her death at age 65.
After climbing into Lifeboat 6, Molly pulled others to safety. She passed out blankets to keep others warm. She went on to fight for women’s suffrage and workers’ rights. She also helped with relief efforts in France during World War I.
Molly never forgot her near-death experience on that dreadful night aboard the Titanic. From that moment, she was determined to seek and fulfill her purpose in life. That is the job of every one of us – to find our purpose.
Paul said, “We are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works” (Ephesians 2:10). As we do the work to which we are called, we find our purpose. And nothing does more to secure our sobriety.
Recovery Step: Seek God’s purpose. In the process, you will find a sobriety you never knew.