It is a brand new week and I had a great time in church yesterday, what was it like for you?
There is a quality of life that is available to us and it is called the Endless Life. This is the life of extra abundance. Jesus, in John 10:10, says ‘the thief comes to steal, kill and destroy: I am come that they might have life and that they might have it more abundantly.’ This is God’s will for our lives especially in 2011.
As we rejoice over the Word that God has great plans for us, we should keep in mind the same Word that tells us that ‘faith without works is dead.’
To loosely translate, this means that no matter what it is that has been spoken, we need to work out the plan to bring about a manifestation of God’s thoughts concerning us.
This brings me back to where we stopped last week. I asked the simple question WHY? I encouraged us to try and answer the Why question before we set out on any course or project this year. I have had a few comebacks to that post, and the thread that runs through them, is the question ‘So how do I know what my God-given purpose is?’
So I will try now, to address how to discover what our purpose is.
In my opinion, God’s purpose for the whole of mankind is one, and it is to give him pleasure.
- We all have been created and equipped with our different talents and abilities, and called into the different places where we function to give pleasure to God. The first litmus test is this, if whatever it is that you do does not make God smile, then it is not God’s purpose for you!
- If we begin from the premise above, you will discover that no matter how little and small what you do is it is a part of God’s big picture to build a great humanity where people care for each other and give God pleasure with the things they do. What this therefore means is that whatever it is you do; as long as it gives God pleasure, then you are closer to purpose than you think.
- What talents or natural abilities do you possess? These can be indicators of what God has called you to do. What excites you and gives you joy even when you are not been paid for doing it? What can others honestly see in you? What comes easy for you to do? These are some of the questions that you must answer to bring you to discovering that special purpose for .which you are on earth.
- Lastly, for today, I will like to encourage us all to find a niche for the things we already can do and are excelling in. What this means is for us to stop doing ordinary things, look for the extra that you can add to your ordinary to make it special. Popped Corn was just that until some one thought to add sugar to it. Now people have taken it further and have started to add butter, and all kinds of flavours, and this makes their own brand stand out from all the others. Take a good look at what you are doing right now, and ask yourself ‘what more can I add?’
An ability to take simple and ordinary things and give them the extra touch, according to our innate abilities, makes our talents extraordinary. When we go further and now use these gifts, products and services to serve humanity and make life better for others, then we can begin to say that we are living purposefully.
In a nut shell, the value your life work will add to those around you is what your purpose is all about. Remember, that which you already possess is that which will be used. Maybe you just need to add a touch of extra.
God bless you.