Philippians 2:12-13: Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed—not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence—continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose.
Often times, as children of God, we do not know our purpose in life. A lot of us wallow in confusion. Some of us find ourselves lost and we do not know the path to follow. Do you know your purpose? What are your interests? What is your talent? Are you meaningful engaged?
As children of God, we are often confronted with the question of what we should do and not do with our lives? For example, we all come from various backgrounds, where the head of the household and some elders in our respective families feel and think that they have the full authority to choose and determine what our future should be, or look like, without our approval. The question here is does anyone ever take the time to ask us what our interests are? Where do you see yourself in the next five years? Is there a talent or hobby you possess?
Once upon a time, l found myself in the same circumstances, where quite a hand-full of my family members had much to say with great expectations of me. Somehow down the road, l had failed them by not doing what would have gratified them. Some compared me to other folks that had succeeded in their individual endeavors. Glory be to God! My subconscious mind was not polluted, but made me sturdier. None of the leaders of my family had the humbled decorum to approach me and enquire to know what would be my areas of interest in the days to come? They failed to discern what could arrest my attention? But, by the special grace of God, l found myself after many years in my quest for purpose.
The purpose I am unfolding this story is to let someone know that if you haven’t found yourself and your drive-in life, it will be hard to move forward in life or the things of God. There needs to be a sense of solidity within you and yourself. Remember, it is not what people think of you, but what is virtuous for you. God gave you a purpose. Find it, because it is buried in you. Your talents, skills, purposes are all in you. Ignite that fire and let it flow. Exercise your God-given talents and purpose.
2 Timothy 1:9 -“He has saved us and called us to a holy life—not because of anything we have done but because of his own purpose and grace. This grace was given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time.” The time has come, Children of God, where we have got to help each other, without dictating or imposing on people’s lives. Many of us are still finding our paths. Some have tried and tried to no avail. But they just need encouragement and ways to give birth to those divine gifts.
We need to start helping others to find their way, bring them closer to God. Sit down and counsel them. Work with them and not abandon them. It’s tough out there. A lot of people need to discover what their inner abilities are. Sometimes it just takes someone to bring it out. It’s a challenge.
Proverbs 20:5: “The purposes of a person’s heart are deep waters, but one who has insight draws them out.” Nevertheless, many of us ask how will you know, you found your purpose? The only way your purpose is manifested is to go closer to God. Remember God is the only one that can quench that thirst and emptiness. When your purpose is fulfilled you won’t be wandering around searching. Jesus Christ said, “I am the bread of life. He who comes to me will never go hungry, and he who believes in me will never be thirsty.”
Until we know God, we will always be hungry and thirsty in life. For the Lord is the only one that can satisfy our thirst and hunger. When you go closer to God your purpose is revealed. When you are far away from God, you won’t know your divine purpose. When your purpose is discovered you become passionate and fulfilled.
Our God is a faithful. Discover yourself. Find what you are good at. Don’t let the talent you have go to waste. God gave you that talent or skill set for a specific purpose. Just use it for the glory of God. I pray God shall help us find our true purpose in him. I pray he will ignite his fire in us, in Jesus Name, AMEN.
2017 Carine Njonjo