” success is defined as the fulfillment of purpose ” Leke alder said…..
Painting a scenario, a plastic manufacturing company producing a plastic chair produces a chair mainly for the “purpose” of people to sit. that is a success on their part, and the availability of the chair will be abused by the consumer/users if the purpose of the chair is not fulfilled. a chair was created by the manufacturer not to stand on but to sit, peradventure you stand on the chair, there is a slight chance the user will fall and if they keep abusing the availability of the chair, it get destroy faster than expected….
Discovering your purpose will never surface if you don’t have clear and crystal understanding and knowledge about PURPOSE…
WHAT IS PURPOSE?
Literally, purpose may be defined as the reason for which something animate/inanimate exists or made.
NOTE: the words REASON!
when God created you, he patiently created and made you for a reason not for a treason… smiles. that just drop to my mind as I write.. He has a reason for creating and making you in His own image.
In the Holy book Gen 1 vs 26-28
26 Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.”
27 So God created mankind in his own image,
in the image of God he created them;
male and female he created them.
28 God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground.”
In the above chapter of Bible, we are made to understand the purpose/reason God created man and woman.. This I listed below for clarity..
- TO RULE,
- TO BE FRUITFUL,
- TO INCREASE AND MULTIPLY,
- REPLENISH/FILL THE EARTH AND
- SUBDUE IT.
NOTE: ” FOR YOU TO RULE, YOU MUST ALLOW GOD TO RULE YOUR MIND”
” FOR YOU TO BE FRUITFUL, YOU MUST ALLOW THE SEED OF THE WORD OF GOD TO GROW IN YOU”
” TO INCREASE AND MULTIPLY, YOU MUST FOLLOW THE RULES OF THE WORD”
God has created us to rule, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t serve. Having known what our general purpose is as human,this will be a pointer to individual purpose i.e it will help working towards achieving that.
HOW DO I DISCOVER MY GOD GIVEN GIFT?
“Do i have a gift is the question you ask always”, how do i discover my purpose?… written below are some basic steps you should take to discover your purpose,
- Locate yourself and move closer to your creator(GOD).
- Sit and realize, what you are passionate about and and how you can find solution to your challenges to help others.
- Change your thinking.
- Be a lover of book.
- Enroll in a mentor-ship program. i.e have a mentor.
- Read biography of great people.
If you can follow this steps be and persistent and committed to doing it, you are on your way to discovering your purpose that will catapult you to your land flowing with milk and honey..
BUNMI ADENIYI, wrote and i quote…
“Sure! every man or woman created by God surely has something in him that could bring him/her to d lime light if they can recognise or identify it, reckon with it and finally allow God to help them by yielding to him It is obviously in every man to become successful in life only if they can look inward and yield to God”…