LIVE FOR SOMETHING

If you can’t figure out your purpose, figure out your passion. For your passion will lead you right into your purpose.

T. D. Jakes

If you do not have something you are living for, you will die for anything, which in itself is suicidal. “As I said, I wish I could say it was easy. It wasn’t, but it wasn’t hard either. But without a strong reason or purpose, anything in life is hard,” Robert Kiyosaki noted. When a person is ignorant of his or her true callings in life, abuse becomes inevitable. People who neither know when to take a step or where to step on will always suffer a debilitating personality of comparing him or herself with someone else or wanting to be someone else. Nothing reduces a person more than for him to start comparing him or herself with someone else. Soon he’ll start seeing what is wrong with his life and why the family he comes from has been a problem to him on its own. If we all, for instance wish we were Bill Gates, perhaps the beautiful designs and constructions in the world today will not be there. God chose and entrust you with capabilities to bring about a change in the life of someone. So that by utilizing what you are given people can receive their healings, lead life to the fullest, and give all glory to God.

Note that God’s gift to you doesn’t necessarily make you a channel of blessings alone. No! He also wants to bless you through it. He’s neither blind nor deaf not to know that you needed to be blessed too. Be certain that God will not use you to accomplish His purpose without recompense. It has always be His will to bless you so that through you, families of the earth will be blessed. It is up to you to avail yourself to be use for the task He has for you. 2 Chronicles 15:7 says, “Be ye strong therefore, and let not your hands be weak: for your work shall be rewarded.” A popular bible passage that talks extensively on the subject is Matthew 25. We learnt that a certain man on a journey to a far away country called his servants together and distributes to each of them talents according to their ability before embarking on his trip. To one he gave five talents, to another two talents, and to another he gave one talent.

The summary of the above scripture is that the servant with five talents traded and invested what he was given and made additional five talents. Likewise the servant given two talents invested and traded with it and was able to make additional two talents. But what did the servant with one talent do? He went and dug the earth and buried the talent he was given to trade with. Days, weeks and months had passed and it seem like the Lord of the servants won’t be coming back. Perhaps, some may have even forgotten that they’ve been borrowed some talents that will be requested of them someday. One faithful day, without their awareness, the Lord of the servants returns to his Kingdom. After resting and freshen up from the stress and strain he sustains from his journey, he summons his servants to give account of the talents given to them.

The servant with five talents said to his master, “Lord, thou entrusted me with five talents. So I invested it into my farming business and I made five talents more (paraphrased, emphasis mine).” His master was happy with his progress and hard work. To encourage and reward him for his hard work, he said to the servant, “Well done, thou good and faithful servant! You have been faithful over a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!” Likewise the servant with two talents, he was able to trade with it and made two more talents. Being impressed by his performance and loyalty, his master said to him, “Well done, thou good and faithful servant! You have been faithful over a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!”

At last, the servant who had received just a talent was summoned to give account of his investment. To his master’s surprise, he hand him back his one talent just the way he had earlier gave it to him. Perhaps, he may be thinking within himself, “I knew it, my master doesn’t like me. How come, upon all his servants, I am the only one he decided to give just a talent? Does it mean they are all better than I am? In fact, why must I even invest his one talent, when he doesn’t like me in the first place? What good will labouring for a hard man, who likes reaping where he had not sowed seeds, is to me? I’d rather give him back his one talent the way he gave it to me” His action angered his master so much that he have his talent collected and given to the servant with five talents. “For everyone who has will be given more, and he will have abundance. Whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken from him,” he said. The troubled master hence, commanded his guards to throw the wicked and lazy servant into the dungeon, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth for the rest of his life.