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 7:
Being in an enviable position is not a proof that you are fulfilling God’s purpose. You might be a President of a nation, a Captain of industry or highly placed in the society, but, if that is not God’s plan for your life all your achievements may amount to nothing before God.
Visionaries don’t lobby for positions, positions lobby for them. Many times they have to turn down some positions especially if it doesn’t align with their vision and if it will cause distractions. Not all positions are ordained by God. As a matter of fact, a true leader doesn’t seek followers. Followers seek for them. Visionaries serve their gifts and talents to the world not really for men to notice them but just to be fulfilled. However, God always reward every sacrifice made on your gifts in the secret openly, The gift of a man makes room for him and make him stand before kings & not before mere men.
David was busy serving his gifts in the bush. He diligently protected his father’s flock. He defended the sheep when they were attacked by a bear and a lion and he killed those two wild animals. God saw these qualities in David and He gave him a higher role. If he could effectively protect his father’s flock, then he would effectively protect God’s flock also. If he could fight the enemies of his father’s flock effectively, then he has the ability to fight and protect his heavenly Father’s flock as well. So he was anointed to be the king of Isreal. So when Goliath came out to embarrass and fight the Israelites, David used the same strategy he used in defending the sheep and he killed Goliath. He fought several battles afterward to defend the nation of Israel.
Same goes for the story of Joseph and even our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. They did not seek positions yet God elevated them. I will expatiate more on this.
Watch out for Part 8.