2 Chronicles was the last book in the Hebrew Bible. The final verse of the final chapter offers an interesting insight to God’s purpose for our lives.
King Cyrus issued a decree that allowed the Jews to return to Jerusalem to rebuild the temple. Why did he do this? His explanation was simple. “The Lord has appointed me to build a temple” (2 Chronicles 36:23).
What has God appointed you to do?
Aristotle answered this for us when he said, “Where your talents and the needs of the world cross, there lies your purpose.”
Start with your talents. Include your passions and experiences. This defines who you are. Then consider the needs of your world – including recovery.
Let me say it this way. Combine who you are with what you see, then answer the question of the day. What has God appointed you to do?
Recovery Step: God stands ready to use your past and passions, talents and troubles. Where these cross with the needs you find in front of you, you will find purpose. What has God appointed you to do?