Seabiscuit had none of the marks of a thoroughbred racehorse. First of all he was small. And though he was half the size of other colts he often ate twice as much. He slept for huge chunks of the day. And, he threw his foot out when he ran. Seabiscuit was judged a failure and a disappointment. “Get rid of him,” his original owner said.
Later in Seabiscuit’s life a remarkable thing happened. Someone, who truly knew and loved horses, saw something in him. They saw what he could be. And they arranged for his purchase. They took him home and guided him to become what he was born to be– a champion racehorse, and a national inspiration. Seabiscuit became a symbol of hope to down and out Americans during the Great Depression. Awesome timing, huh? Divine destiny.
Do you lack the qualities necessary to be a winner in the eyes of this world? Have you been labeled, the wrong size? Too plain, or too slow? Have you been judged lazy, low performing, or worse… a disappointment?
God sees you through different eyes, eyes of love. He sees who you are meant to be. And He has a plan. In Christ, God has purchased you out of judgment, and into His care, where, He guides you to become the person he intended you to be. A champion in something. A hope giver to the washed up and weary. Witness God’s awesome timing. Accept your Divine destiny.
For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to you from your forefathers, but with the precious blood of Christ. 1 Peter 1:18-19 NIV