Posted in Finding you in God's word

Finding Purpose

I know I said Thursday but I couldn’t get on the internet yesterday evening but better late than never yeah? Lets move on.

N.B. Before you go ahead and read this, I’d suggest you read the prelude first by clicking on the link.

Okay that aside, let’s go on. We’ll start with SHAPE. Remember what it means?

You can find out all about Spiritual gifts in 1 Corinthians 12:1-11 but basically we all have different spiritual gifts. Some people are yet to discover theirs. Examine yourself, your spiritual gift is specific to your purpose. Your unique combination is just right for you.

The state of your Heart is also an important factor in discovering your purpose. What you feed your mind ultimately determines what you enjoy and the kind of person you are in the end. Feed your mind positively for positive output and vice versa. ‘Home is where the heart is they say.’ If your heart is with the homeless then most likely your purpose is tied to helping them in some way.

Abilities are the third part of this formula. Don’t worry – You can’t sing can because your purpose is not in that area. Maybe you can dance, or you draw or you run or you talk a lot or you’re very influential – That’s where your purpose lies so don’t beat yourself up!

Next is your Passion. What do you enjoy doing with all your heart? You have a passion for something, explore it. You have a passion for something, exercise it. You have a passion for something, experience it. Your passion is a gear on your ride to purpose.

Finally, your Experiences. Whatever happened to you did because it would serve as a tool in fulfilling your purpose. Look at everything as a means to an end. God already said He knows the plans He has for you, to prosper you and lead you to an expected end so why fret?

Lets do a quick run through of the some things we should know about purpose

  • God knows your purpose – Only the manufacturer of a product knows its maximum functional ability.
  • Your purpose is made of interconnected phases. In other words everything ultimately leads to a bigger picture.
  • Ignorance of purpose does not deny its existence
  • Ignorance of purpose leads to abuse; abuse of your SHAPE and ultimately your life.
  • Your structure and function are purpose influenced – You are the way you are to fulfill a specific purpose.
  • It is time specific and target specific.

In summary,

Be yourself, you struggle less 

Until you appreciate the fact that you’re different, you’ll never make a difference

Its in God you find your uniqueness

Posted in Finding you in God's word

Finally, Who am I?

Hi everyone. The year is coming to an end so fast. I can still remember last year’s Christmas countdown like it was yesterday!!! Anyway, today I want to highlight a few things about finding your purpose I learnt recently. I’ve written Who am I NOT? but here we want to hit the nail on the head … Enjoy!

Before we go on, lets take a step back and ask ourselves these simple questions:

  • Who am I?
  • Where am I from?
  • What can I do?
  • Where am I going?
  • Why am I here?

Who you are is altogether beautiful, my darling; there is no flaw in you for you are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for you to do. In other words, who you are is tied to your purpose so ‘Why are you here?’

Your purpose is the reason for your existence. Everything has a purpose in this life. Your purpose is in two parts – General and Specific.

The general purpose gives you principles for your specific purpose. It is what we’re all called to do which is to glorify God.


The specific purpose on the other hand is ‘purpose as we know it’. Weaknesses are not bad. They can be strengths in fulfillment of your purpose. One major way to discover yourself is by watching your SHAPE!

S – Spiritual Gifts

H – Heart

A – Abilities

P – Passion

E – Experiences

I’ll break them down in my next post (click on the link to read) and talk about the characteristics of purpose. Stay tuned!

Posted in Weekly Quickie

27th November 2011

When I dropped yesterday’s post, I didn’t think about the fact that today’s Sunday but here goes:

If you wanna be somebody, if you wanna go somewhere, you better wake up and pay attention
– From the movie ‘Sister Act’

You can’t sit down and do nothing and expect life to happen to you. You have to get up and go and make things happen. The same way your shoes have the ability to move but cannot move an inch without you moving them, you have various talents and abilities waiting to be made manifest. So today make a decision to get up and GO!!!