Most people live in a state that I choose to call ‘walking in comatose’.
When a person is in comma, they are not aware of what’s happening around them, they have no control. So how can a person walk in comma? Well, that can happen when a person lives a misplaced life. In this article, I try to share my thought on what living a life outside of God’s purpose can be like.
Imagine for a moment that you are a technology inventor. You’ve recently invented a new device. Let’s say you invented this device to your personal courier. Much like a self-driving car, your device was created to drive on roads and take articles from point A to point B. That’s’ what you designed it for.
What do you think will happen when all of a sudden, you your personal ‘vehicle; decides to become an aerial drone when it wasn’t designed to function as such?
You and I know that it will come crashing down as fast as it might have gotten in the air (assuming it did manage to get airborne, maybe after taking off from the top of a hill).
In this scenario, it’s not so difficult to realize that the car decide to become an airplane without the proper modification by its creator, it is doomed for failure.
So why then is it difficult for us to realize that as human created by God, we each have a unique purpose? That when we decide to leave what we were made for to start doing something else, we’re heading for failure?
I want to call your attention to three passages from the Holy Bible:
“Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails” (Proverbs 19:21). Here Solomon reminds us that no matter what plan we have in our own hearts, God’s purpose for us MUST prevail.
Just as cars, SUVs etc., are recalled when major defects are noticed on them, I’m of the opinion that anyone who realizes his/her purpose and refuses to pursue it should be “recalled”.
I mean, let’s face it, if you’re going to occupy this earth not playing the role you’re meant ot be playing, then why should be here wasting resources. You might as well return to your maker.
But why would you not want to live according to God’s purpose when He promises ALL good things to those called according to His purpose?
In romans 8:28, we learn that: “all good things work together for good to them that love Goad and are called according to His purpose.
Here, we see that ALL things work together for good. BUT NOT FOR EVERYONE. It is for those who LOVE GOD, and ARE CALLED according to HIS purpose (for their life).
I knew early in my life that I was called to teach, what I did not accept that that much of that teaching was supposed to be in advancement of God’s kingdom here on earth. So I spent 9 years doing everything I could to build a thriving training and coaching business. The best I ever did was get by.
It always felt like a burden.
And then one day it hit me!
Like a 10,000 Volts jolt of electricity, I knew then and there that God had given me the gift of teaching- that unnatural gift of making complex things simple, because HE needed me playing a major role in building leaders who had a heart for God and the Advancement of His kingdom.
I still get to work in the same space of leadership and business development; but the focus is different. And with a focus in line with God’s purpose for my life, I find greater joy and fulfillment
So how do you discover God’s purpose for your life?
Bishop T.D. Jakes has a few ideas that will help you answer that question. Watch it and share your thoughts in the comments at the bottom of this page.