Showing posts with label Calling. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Calling. Show all posts

Monday, 3 January 2022

Great Days Ahead: Find Your Opportunities, and Walk in Your Calling.








God has placed in each of us abilities and gifts that he expects us to use impact humanity. True living comes from embracing our gifts' uniqueness and walk in our calling. Every human has a rhythm – the unique combination of inner desires and outer abilities that separates us from others. When dancing to your rhythm, others see your life's glow.


In the rush of life, it is easy to tune your song out and dance to the beats of others. If you do, you wouldn't stand out; you'd blend in, and we’ll miss out of enjoying your song. So instead, focus on your inner rhythm, this is what makes you uniquely you. 


The story of Esther in the Bible is one that sums up well what happens when we align our ability to opportunities – purpose is fulfilled, not just for you but for the rest of the world. Esther’s beauty and graceful nature allowed her to move into a place of prominence as a Queen. Her position as Queen put her in a unique place to stop the extermination of God's children and her passion made her speak up courageously when the time came.


"Who knows whether you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this?” Esther 4: 14


What abilities and gifts are you overlooking in your life? It's time to fan those little embers into flames by using them. As you move into the year, take the time to identify opportunities where your abilities are required and take advantage of them. God's purpose for you comes to life when your abilities meet opportunities.


It's the start of a new year and a great time to take inventory of your life. Here are a few steps to get you started:

  • Start with your abilities, list out the things you know how to do.
  • Then, move on to your opportunities and list the things you can take advantage of or have access to.
  • Finally, align your gifts to your opportunities, and you'll start to see areas that you should delve into to achieve God's bigger purpose for you.


This year, aim to embrace your unique self, all of you. The gifts and abilities that God has placed in you. Find opportunities to use your skills – they could be in obscure or apparent ways. And as you do, you'd experience the joy and satisfaction that comes from aligning your life to God's purpose and calling.


Great days ahead, find your opportunities, and walk in your calling. 


Tuesday, 19 January 2016

Go with the flow

This is an interesting conversation for me. Every time I hear someone talk about purpose, I wonder, “Just how much influence can you have on how life turns out?”

When you watch the movie Hercules, you see how a man defies prophecies and charts his own life’s course. When you watch the movie Troy, you see how another man, Achilles, goes against prophecies, but his life ends up just as it was prophesied. And when you read some self-help books, you see a lot of examples of people in our time who took charge of their life and made it what they wanted it to be. But then we’ve all met people who’ve worked tirelessly and still don’t have the life they desire. So what do we conclude? Does human life depend on some grand plan from God, or can man actually make his own destiny?

"For the children being not yet born, neither having done any good or evil, in order that the purpose of God according to election might stand, not by works, but by Him that calleth), it was said unto her, “The elder shall serve the younger.” Romans 9:11-12 - Version (KJ21)

If it were decided before the twins were born—before they did one act of right or wrong—who would lead and who would serve, can you then say a man can chart the course of his life? I’m guessing no. So, there’s no point in fighting, envying, trying to be like someone else, or obsessing. God makes choices and elects people for certain roles before they are born. People are just trying to fulfill that plan; therefore, go with the flow.

When you go with the flow, find your natural tendencies, passions, and abilities. If you are naturally inclined to something, you most likely are aligning with the course of God, and success is more likely. But going with the flow takes some courage and tons of hard work. If you tie up your natural tendencies, courage, and hard work, you have a threefold cord that cannot be easily broken.

Yes, a man can chart the course of his life. But he will be successful only when it aligns with God’s calling.
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