James One-One


‘James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad, greeting.’

I remember a while back, we were studying the book of James in bible study and it was really interesting. You guys should study it too. If you need an outline, send a mail to bondess007@ymail.com and I’ll get back to you. What I actually wanted to talk about today is chapter 1 verse 1 – Just two things though.

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The first about being a servant and the second is about knowing who you are.

So let’s get started – Its pretty short and quick! Who is a servant? A servant is a person employed to perform duties for others, especially in a house on domestic duties or as a personal attendant. Now, James being a servant of God means that he’s sold out to God. One statement I heard today that really amazed me is ‘The servant’s work is not the work of provision’. In our walk with God, we seem fine with Christ being our Savior but can’t comprehend the Lord part of it. As Lord, he’s our master and we need not worry about certain details. The servant works and does his part while the master provides for the house – the servant doesn’t have to worry about security or feeding if that is not his job description. It basically means that if he remains a good and faithful servant, he needs not worry about his master rewarding him. Since you asked Christ to be your Lord and Savior, have you let him be your Lord?

Reflect again – Can you describe yourself in just 10 words? It might seem small but ten words is a lot of space to describe yourself. What exactly do you stand for? How exactly do people see you? James could summarize himself in just 10 words – ‘A servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ’. Who are you?

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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

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.

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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!

22nd January 2012


‘Your calling knows only one number to dial – its up to you to answer’
– Marshawn Evans

What you are destined to do is your destiny but I guess everyone knows that. We need to try and find out, try and discover our purpose in life because it is OURS and ours only. Be sensitive to the spirit of God and to situations around you. In everything you do everyday, you’re moving one step closer to an ultimate purpose. The question is ‘Is it yours?’