Speaker urges students to find purpose

LeMoyne-Owen College students received a challenge during chapel March 15 at Metropolitan Baptist Church. The challenge was issued by Pastor Norman Thomas Jr.:  “Find your purpose in life, and find the problem that you were placed on this earth to address and fix it.”

Quoting numerous Bible scriptures to substantiate his claim, Pastor Thomas told students, faculty and staff, “We are meant to be solutions to the problems of life.”

“Although I still face certain hardships and trials from time to time, I am at peace and do not allow these things to stress me out.”

He said he lived by the acronym E.F.G., which stands for easy, fun and good. “It defines the life I live today.”

The previous evening, Pastor Thomas addressed young men in the Saxon dorms.  During his “Purpose” talk, he told them the key to tapping into their full potential as a leader and as a man is changing their Training, Observation, and Association.

”You are leaders and should be using your gifts and God-given talents to help and uplift others.”

“Find your purpose in life, and find the problem that you were placed on this earth to address and to fix, so that when the final destination of heaven is reached, God may say to you, ‘Well done.’”