Preambles: The Journey to Self-discovery
The journey to self-discovery is a series of articles first published on my Instagram platform. The thought to put this into writing started during family devotion when my children started asking how one can discover himself. It dawned on me that many are living purposelessly in this world without really knowing who they are. I hope the series of articles will help you and me to discover who we are and enlighten us on how to actualize God’s plans for our lives.
The Journey To Self-discovery Part 9:
Don’t confuse your profession or your ambition for your purpose. Your ambition might be what you personally set to achieve in life, but your purpose is what God wants you to achieve. Your purpose is the reason why you were born.
Peter was a professional fisherman, but God’s plan for him was to be a fisher of men. Elisha’s profession was farming, but God’s purpose for him was to be a Prophet. Matthew was a tax collector, a professional Accountant, but he later became one of Jesus’ disciples & he was also a great writer. He wrote the account of Jesus in the book of Matthew. Paul was a legal practitioner, yet God’s plan for him was to be the Apostle to the Gentiles. Moses was a great shepherd, he later dropped the profession for God’s calling, & he became a great Prophet. He stopped tending the flock and he led God’s flock out of Egypt through the wilderness.
I believe strongly that when we get to heaven, we will be rewarded basically on how well we used our gifts, our talents & the potentials that God gave us to benefit humanity & to achieve God’s purpose for our lives. Most of the time, the training we received in school, the position we held in offices, the knowledge we acquired over the years are to be used in achieving God’s purpose for our lives. The connections we made and the people that passed through our lives are for a purpose. The lessons we have learned in life & even the challenges we are facing could be to prepare us for a future assignment which God has for us.
Peter was an experienced fisherman. All the skills were later used in fishing for men. Paul’s boldness and education and the legal background were later used in propagating the gospel. David’s background in protecting his father’s flock was useful when he needed to protect God’s flock, the Israelites. Joseph went through leadership classes. He did Leadership 1.0 in Potiphar’s house. When he passed that, he did Leadership 2.0 in the prison. He also passed that & he was promoted to do Leadership 3.0 in the palace.
Run with your vision until you achieve it.