Reviewed by: Victor Shaibu
Topic: IT ALL STARTS WITH GOD.
Scriptural Reference: Col. 1:16
I would want to start by saying; if you judge a fish by its inability to climb a tree or walk on land, you would say the fish is a ‘ Useless’ animal.
Similarly, a man outside his divine habitat (or source) cannot have the best out of life!
Moral: It’s only in Jesus that life has true meaning!
Here what the author said: “The purpose of your life is far greater than your own personal fulfilment, your career and ambitions”
This implies that focusing on ourselves will never reveal God’s purpose for our life. Hence, Purpose is not about my goals, my ambitions, my talents but about me being seized up (captured) by Divinity just to reach humanity.
Worthy of note is that,
“Everyman must live for a cause that transcends him/her”. And that cause is GOD.
It’s also important to know that, an invention by itself cannot tell accurately to what purpose it was made, only the inventor can accurately spell this out!
Likewise, for a man to discover his purpose( use to which he was created), he must first begin this with He who made him!
The writer finally pointed out that, purpose can be discovered in two ways!
This involves asking one’s self or other persons about what they think or feel about you!
This system is wrong because, no man created you, hence, no man knows you accurately enough, to tell you to what use, you should put your life!
This involves asking your creator; God! Your designer and manufacturer. He is the Potter and only he knows what he had in mind before creating you.
👉🏻 You discover your identity & purpose through a relationship with Jesus Christ!
👉🏻Your purpose(use in life) is not just your career, job, the area of discipline or hobby. Apostle Paul was a tent maker but his purpose in God’s eye and even his eyes was to preach Christ to the Gentiles!
👉🏻Your purpose is birthed when divinity has rubbed on you, so much so that It begins to rub on people who come in contact with you!
HOW WELL YOU LIVE IN PURPOSE IS TIED TO HOW WELL OR HEALTHY YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH JESUS IS!
The healthier your relationship with Jesus, the easier it will be for you to discover and fulfil purpose…
✅Your purpose in life by God’s standards involve that you stop living for yourself, it involves death to “self” but alive unto God for the sake of allowing men to see Jehovah through you!
For the reason above, all of your efforts on earth should be driven by your desire to rub God on yourself so that anywhere you go, men will see and feel God (His Love, mercies, kindness, power, authority etc.) exuding through you!
Everything About Life’s Purpose Starts, Continues And Ends With God.
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