While I had several other things to write about today being my birthday, this was much more impressed in my heart.
This is for someone who feels written off, who is so overwhelmed with making a mark,who probably has been intimidated by the great things friends and those around have been doing.
I was just a lil girl who out of fear for hell confessed her sins in 2011 and not until 2012 did I have a viable relationship with God.
There was no ” discover, discover your purpose” cry. It was basically Holiness, Using my talent for God, and the quest for God’s Presence I was after not until 2016 when “Discover your purpose” “Unravel the you” and “Self discovery” came circulating and I was thrown into confusion.
“So what is my purpose?” “Am I not living a miserable life?” “How sure am I that I’m not living below my purpose?”
Becoming a neurosurgeon (from reading Ben Carson’s book: Gifted Hands) and discovering the cure to HIV AIDS was my goal as I gained admission into medical school and I was fast thinking yes that was my purpose.
” I must also be great, I must be famous, I must make marks here” and all kinds of self absorbing prayers was my daily prayer and coincidentally( I think by God’s mercy) my Pastor started a series in Church God’s eternal purpose . With lots of questions bugging my mind I walked up to ask him a few questions which he tried answering and encouraged me to carry my bible and read for myself.
So over the weeks, would look up the verses shared in church, would check cross references and pray that God grants understanding.
And in 2016 God by mercy granted me understanding and suffice me to say no Pastor, Coach,Teacher or Mentor can fully unravel what Purpose is to another. It has to be God leading and directing.
God’s purpose should be man’s purpose. A man who has been saved and has received the gift of eternal life should run with His purpose.
Before the fall, man was created to enjoy fellowship with God and to have dominion
God said, Let Us [Father, Son, and Holy Spirit] make mankind in Our image, after Our likeness, and let them have complete authority over the fish of the sea, the birds of the air, the [tame] beasts, and over all of the earth, and over everything that creeps upon the earth. [Ps. 104:30; Heb. 1:2; 11:3.]
So God created man in His own image, in the image and likeness of God He created him; male and female He created them. [Col. 3:9, 10; James 3:8, 9.]
And God blessed them and said to them, Be fruitful, multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it [using all its vast resources in the service of God and man]; and have dominion over the fish of the sea, the birds of the air, and over every living creature that moves upon the earth.
After the fall, for the same purpose as before the fall and with the means to that end is destroying the works of the devil and in the end glorifying God.
1 John 3:8
[But] he who commits sin [who practices evildoing] is of the devil [takes his character from the evil one], for the devil has sinned (violated the divine law) from the beginning. The reason the Son of God was made manifest (visible) was to undo (destroy, loosen, and dissolve) the works the devil [has done].
And here was my heart established!
Someone in the quest to be heard has started treading someone else’s path
It feels ohh what God has called me into isn’t conspicuous and not branded.
Let me remind you today that you’re a Template not a Duplicate.
It doesn’t have to be like someone else’s and even though for you, it seems every other person is doing it, it’s still for a purpose. Just be sure it’s God speaking.
You don’t have to underestimate God in creating a unique piece.
Also is someone whom God has been working on so certain things are dealt with before launching out but such is in a hurry. Please wait.Wait on God for the appointed time. Do not present yourself before time.
God’s purpose is everything to man. It starts with Him and ends with Him.
The moment purpose is about our selves, motive is defeated, intimidation and being overwhelmed is inevitable.
The starting point is a relationship with God. Let that be your greatest quest and you’d find truly that sense of fulfilment.
Great scientists, business men, beauty pagents still with that void that their wealth, riches, beauty can never replace.
I’m encouraging someone not to allow the pressure of the “discover your purpose, discover your purpose” overwhelm you. Instead sit with Christ. He will surely stabilize your heart.
Happy, blessed, and content is the man /woman who has found himself/herself in Christ.
And For 7 years, I’ve come to experientially know that each time I focus on self, agitation, frustration, competition is the end result and that without full communion with God I’d never be fulfilled.
I hope this reaches to that person it should reach.
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BY Gloria Awolehin
Gloria is a Christian writer and blogger, drama minister and a medical doctor. She is currently having her Housemanship at the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital. She believes in practical Christian living and she is deeply interested in the youths and the female gender.