“I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all.” ~Ecclesiastes 9:11 (KJV)
Understand that God is not about religion and rituals. He is about you getting to know Him deeper and deeper. He is about reconciling you to Him, so that He can transform you and transcend you into your original form, beauty and glory. If you understand this, you will do what it takes to discover your purpose in and through Him.
God is about relationships, wanting special unique moments with you and only you. Those moments are birthing places where you become one with Him and discover yourself deeper in Him. You are able to see yourself, through His eyes. Make time for those alone moments with Him, just you and Him. Don’t call it loneliness.
Develop an absolutely yielded spirit to God, like a child to his or her parent. Believe that He Himself longs to bring out the best in you, because the best in you comes from Him. He was not idle when He created you. He created you with intention and pride. He believes in you and sent you here for a reason, on purpose! He built you, so, understand that only He truly knows who you really are and what you are capable of accomplishing through Him. Seek God and ask Him for what His plans are for you. If you submit to Him,and Him alone, He will put in the work in you to bring out your purpose.
God will take His time to illuminate and enlighten a yielded mind and heart. It Does not matter who you are, what you’ve done, what you have become, what you think of yourself, or what people say about you. You can have all kinds of junk and labels, but yield and see how He will bit by bit restore and transform you into your original self created by Him. That’s where your purpose lies, in His original blueprint for you.
Ask Him what His blueprint is for your life. God what have you put inside of me? God why did you bring me here? God, what do you want me to do, where do you want me to go, with whom, how, when? Wait for His response, be patient, hold tight, wait, He will surely respond. Don’t rush. It is difficult, but wait. Don’t be in a hurry! God does not think and act the way we do, neither is He moved by our emotions. In other words, our emotions do not confuse Him. He is unchangeable and He knows what He is about. His mind is set to bring us to an expected good end, so He cannot afford to allow Himself to be carried away by our sentiments and feelings of wanting things, right now! Understand that we have to be divinely schooled into walking in our divine purpose.
It is for us to know, beyond a shadow of doubt, that we are on this Earth for a reason, and believe that God who created us, who created our original form, knows our timing and our season. Don’t allow yourself, things of this world, people who influence your life, or, your condition, situation or circumstances to push you away, or ahead of God. In His Supremacy, He works with divine precision and excellence. Let Him, by His Holy Spirit, take the lead. He will lead you to people, or bring people to you, who will genuinely sense who you are in Him. They will genuinely assist you in discovering, developing and operating in your purpose you according to God’s plan for your life. Such people will assist you authentically, no competition, no envy, no jealousy, no misusing your gift and purpose, because they have already discovered their purpose and are secure in it. Their only focus now is to grow deeper in God now and to support others to do the same. Once you have experienced that confidence, security, peace and joy that unavoidably come with God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit, you cannot help but hope that others do the same. You want them to know what you know, and have what you have.
We proclaim to you the one who existed from the beginning, whom we have heard and seen. We saw him with our own eyes and touched him with our own hands. He is the Word of life. ~1 John 1:1 (NLT)
Understand that Man can only know and do so much, but God knows exactly what to do, what to say, where, when, how and with who. Ask God to align you to His purpose and will and have a willing heart to follow. He will not tell you everything all at once, you will not be able to contain it all at the same time.
Ask God to change the way you think about purpose as defined by Man. God’s purpose is a treasure only He has put in you and only He understands how that treasure should function and be established through you. While you think you are waiting for God, God is actually waiting for you to decide, whom will you serve this day and on wards? Will you decide to allow Him by His Spirit to activate His purpose in you, or will you continue to pursue futile methods which only bring you despair and frustration?
Understand that in your pursuit to know your divine purpose, you can ask God questions. What am I built with? How does it work? Where can it work? With who can it work? What keeps you up at night? What is it that you truly wish you could be doing? What is that one pure, beautiful thing that nobody knows about because you think you do not have the ability to accomplish it, but yet you hunger and thirst to do?
God loves questions. Jesus loves questions. The Holy Spirit loves questions. In fact He is here to teach us and if we yield our humanity to Them, and stop thinking logically and rationalizing and analyzing everything, and just give it all to Him, you are on the right track He will never leave you nor abandon you. Understand that He will finish what He starts with you. Just YIELD!
Man complicates God, God is not complicated. He is so deep, mysterious and endless but yet so simple, it will shock you. It is difficult for us humans to wrap our minds around that. Ask Sweet Holy Spirit to breathe on God’s purpose in you and bring it to life. Tell Him you are ready for Him to activate it and to teach you how to walk in it. Go on and ask. Ask Him who you are. Ask him to explain. Ask Him to teach. Eat from His Hand. Stay at His Feet. Live and breathe Him, and it will all unfold.
Understand that you don’t have to be endlessly perfect. When you falter, and you will, pick yourself up. Get up, press on and press in. Drag yourself into His Presence when you are tired, exhausted and your heart, mind and soul cannot take it anymore. You must be convinced that He is with you. You must believe that He wants only the best for you.
Understand that as you spend more time with Him, you begin to discover your purpose. As you do, start practicing your discoveries, little by little, step by step, one day at a time. Don’t rush it. There are no shortcuts here. The lessons are thorough and are for life. Your transformation into recognizing, developing and implementing will not happen overnight. Take the time to ask questions, search, discover and build, step by step.
Understand that your purpose does not require you to chase after fame, stages, platforms limelight and greatness. This is not entertainment. Your purpose is already great and will make room for you to enter depths, paths, journeys and places that you cannot even begin to imagine right now. What is required of you is to simply acknowledge God, yield to His Spirit, and hang on to His unchanging and faithful hand. The platforms will pursue you.
Understand this. Stay focused on seeking God, be jealous with your time with Him and He will be jealous with His time with you. In other words, you give Him your attention but you can never beat the attention that He will give you. As you prepare, through His schooling, your time and your chance will surely appear, and you will be ready. You will not go through missed opportunities. It is one of the most painful experiences, to miss time and chance opportunities. It is heartbreaking and only the strong can regain their hope and faith after a missed opportunity, and determine that no matter how long it takes, no matter what, they will stay tuned and focused for the next round of time, chance and opportunity.
They will come around again, Understand this. And this time be ready.