if it’s just me or this word scares everyone. Maybe you’ve heard that we were all created to serve a purpose in this life.”What’s mine?” You might maybe you’ve been wondering for quite sometime.
I remember some time back a friend used to tease me”Julie,wewe unaweza Fanya nini?”Oh boy!This is a question you don’t ask someone who hasn’t discovered some sort of gift|talent|skill.I used to laugh it off but feel so bad afterwards cz honestly I just didn’t know!
So when I discovered my love for cooking ,I was so excited.Finally something I was good at.Couldn’t wait till they asked me what I was good at,I’d proudly say ,COOKING! I actually thought of a career change,is my passion,I’d tell myself.I followed everything and anything on social media platforms so as to grow this skill. My place turned into a restaurant. My money mostly spent on buying spices and I actually spend quite a large amount (for a student) of money to buy a recipe book.
After sometime,I started reading books and I discovered writing. Ayayaiii. This was it.Pouring my soul into something I never thought I could do and finally feeling fulfilled.I didn’t abandon cooking really but learned to pour the same kind of energy into writing. Through writing I’ve learnt that vulnerability isn’t weakness but connection in our flaws is everything.
Anyway, what I’m I trying to put across here?
BTW,this post is gonna be quite long but really worth it.I wanna speak to the person who still isn’t aware of their gift|calling|purpose and to the one who thinks they’ve found it but are scared to work on it.
To the person who still feels ‘lost’.
1.BREATH. Relax myrunning your own I know,sometimes it feels bad to see others chase their passions while you currently don’t have something ‘solid’ to call a passion. Don’t worry on what you have now.School?Work?
2.Don’t over think or worry about finding your passion|purpose|calling.Listen to the sparks in your heart right now.Do the things that bring out the best in you.Howeverit with great zeal and excitement. You never know where it could lead get so caught up in the future and where you’re ‘supposed’ to be that you forget to live in the now.
The disciples asked him”Where will we find enough food in this desert to feed this crowd?
“How much bread have you?”
Then Moses answered the Lord”But suppose the Israelites do not believe me and will not listen to what Ishall I do if they say that you did not appear to me?
So the Lord asked him,”What are you holding? “
The above instances emphasize on the last point: what have you got in your hand? God multiplies whatever small things we got and use in our hands.
4.Take it as a challenge. Get out of your comfort zone.Dare to do something you’ve always been scared to.Scared to show others a side of view you’ve neverit anyway! Be true to yourself. Start with a single step towards your dreams.However a small business? Share your thoughts in writing? Singing?Whatever it is,give it a shot.
One of my favorite quotes; Do it trembling if you must, just do it!
5.You don’t have to go the conventional way.Gifts and talents aren’t just about singing, writing, dancing, drawing etcould be anything. Remember, wherever your heart is,there you’ll find your it doesn’t have to be one single no one try to put you in a box.Explore each gift to the best of your ability. DO LIFE BIG!
6.Last but definitely not the least.Keep praying about it. That God may open your eyes to see what He’s called you toknow sometimes, it’s right in front of your nose!
Now,what about the person who feels they actually know their purpose? What next?How about the times you feel like you don’t wanna move forward yet you know you got a purpose to fulfill?
So last week I was in that kind of situation. I had a story to tell but just didn’t have the courage.Strategically, God led me to read 1 Chronicles 28: 4-5 ,then 9-10 and finally verse 20
Verse 4-5;The Lord,the God of Israel, chose me and my descendants to rule Israelchoose the tribe of Judah to provide leadership, and out of Judah he chose my father’s all that family it was his pleasure to take me and make me king over all gave me many sons,out of them all he chose Solomon to rule over Israel,the Lord’s kingdom.
After reading that verse,what have you been CHOSEN to do?Remember, all you have been through isn’t a coincidence. It aligns with what you’ve been called to do because YOU’RE CHOSEN.
Verse 9-10;And to Solomon he said,”My son,I charge you to acknowledge you father’s God and to serve Him with an undivided heart and a willing mind.He knows all our thoughts and desires .If you go to Him He will accept you: but if you turn away from Him,he will abandon you forever.You must realize that the Lord has chosen you to build Hisdo it- and do it with determination.
Whatever God has called you to do,are you doing it with an undivided heart and a willing mind?Are you giving it your best?Don’t downplay what God has called you to do. (Check out Matthew 25:14-30)
Verse 20:King David said to his son Solomon ,”Be confident and determined. Start the work and don’t let anything stop you. The Lord God,whom I serve will be withwill not abandon you but He will stay with you until you finish the work to be don’t on His Temple.
God is giving you the go ahead:Start the work!He will be you every step of the way!
I could have written more but I know this post has been long enough.I do hope you’ve gotten something from it.
I’ll be posting more regularly than once a week this month cz I feel I got a lil but more to share as we prep to jump into 2018.Next post will be on Saturday. Titled”Heed the Call”
Fab day ahead and don’t be afraid to step into your purpose!
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