The late Truett Cathy, who founded the fast food restaurant Chick-fil-A in 1946, left a remarkable legacy! Not just a business legacy that benefits millions of customers each year, but an incredible spiritual legacy. Truett had a deep love for God and family, which is reflected in the ‘closed on Sunday’ policy so that employees can spend time with their families. It is also reflected in Chick-fil-A’s purpose statement … “to glorify God by being a faithful steward of all that is entrusted to us and to have a positive influence on all who come into contact with Chick-fil-A”.
For Truett Cathy, chicken was simply a tool to accomplish his real purpose, honoring God and helping people. Truett also believed that the three most important questions in life were: 1) Who is my master? 2) Who is my mate? 3) What is my mission in life?
As we reflect on our life’s purpose and mission, may we realize that God has placed us where we are. To make an impact for His kingdom. May we seek each day to glorify God in all that we do. The apostle Paul challenged us 2,000 years ago with these words … “So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do (i.e. making chicken sandwiches), do it all for the glory of God”. I Corinthians 10:31