Great minds have purposes, others have wishes. (Washington Irving, 19th century writer)

“I wish I could run in the Olympics.” “I wish I could be a concern pianist.” The wish list could go on and on. We have wishes to be or to do, but wishing by itself won’t work. Irving may be suggesting that we need to turn our wishes into iron-clad purposes. Evaluate your abilities and opportunities, plan well, then set out to achieve your “wish.” And … seek God’s purpose.

You can make many plans, but the Lord’s purpose will prevail (Proverbs 19:21).

So I run with purpose in every step (1 Corinthians 9:26).