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Fulfilling Your Purpose

Author: Chaplain, COL Scott McChrystal, USA (Ret.)

Virginia Guard chaplain support teams support military personnel in Louisiana. Photo by Coast Guard is licensed under CC By 2.0

The LORD will fulfill his purpose for me; your love, O LORD, endures forever– do not abandon the works of your hands. (Psalms 138:8)

The US Army, sometimes known as the “Green Machine”, can occasionally leave its members feeling disappointed. Even in good units with outstanding leadership, it’s possible to feel let down by the system. When this occurs it’s easy to feel unimportant and without purpose.

But let’s face it- the Army is not perfect. Neither is any military service. Human beings make mistakes and sometimes these mistakes hurt us personally.

How do we handle these kinds of experiences? David, a soldier well acquainted with disappointment in his own life, learned to turn to the Lord for strength and encouragement. Although people had failed him, David knew that the Commander of the Universe would fulfill His purpose for David’s life.

When disappointment comes, don’t shoulder the burden alone. God is present and willing to help. He will fulfill His purpose for your life!

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