Welcome to #InspireAfricaProject! The greatest tragedy in life is to exist without knowing whom God created you to be. To go through life without finding out what you are supernaturally wired to do is tragic. You’re not a biological mistake! God allowed you to be born because you have an important role to play on earth. Living without a definite purpose is one of the major reasons why the cemetery has remained the wealthiest spot on earth.
I believe each of us is born with a purpose. Identifying, acknowledging, and honoring this purpose will determine your rating your generation. You were not created to conform to the standard others set, but to discover your placement in life and set your own standard. Your number one duty in this life is to find out what you were created to do, and build your daily agenda around it the rest of your life. This powerful story clearly illustrate the point am making.
“When Julie Laipply was a child, she was a very big fan of animals. As a result, all she ever heard growing up was ‘Julie, you should be a vet. You’re going to be a great vet. That’s what you should do.’ So when she got to Ohio State University, she took biology, anatomy, and chemistry, and started studying to be a vet.
A Rotary Ambassador Scholarship allowed her to spend her senior year studying in Manchester, England. Away from the family and faculty pressure back home, she found herself one dreary day sitting at her desk, surrounded by biology books and staring out the window, when it suddenly hit her: You know what? I’m totally miserable. Why am I so miserable? What am I doing? I don’t want to be a vet!
Julie then asked herself. What is a job I would love so much that I’d do it for free but that I could actually get paid for? It’s not being a vet. That’s not the right job. Then she thought back over all the things she’d done in her life and what had made her the most happy. And then it hit her- it was all of the youth leadership conferences that she had volunteered at, and the communications and leadership courses she had taken as elective courses back at Ohio State.
How could I have been so ignorant? Here I am at my fourth year at school and just finally realizing I’m on the wrong path and not doing the right thing. But it’s been here in front of me the whole time. I just never took the time to acknowledge it until now.
Buoyed by her new insight, Julie spent the rest of her year in England taking courses in communications and media performance. When she returned to Ohio State, she was eventually able to convince the administration to get her create her own program in “leadership studies,” and while it took her two years longer to finally graduate, she went on to become a senior management consultant in leadership training and development for the Pentagon.
She also won the Miss Virginia USA contest, which allowed her to spend much of 2002 speaking to kids all across Virginia, and more recently she has created the Role Models and Mentors for Youth Foundation, which teaches kids how to be better role models for one another. By the way, Julie is still young-a testament to the power that clarity of purpose can create in your life. The good news is that you don’t have to spend a year abroad to get away from daily pressure of life long enough to create the space to discover what you’re really here to do.”~Jack Carnfeild.
Without a purpose in life, it’s very easy to get sidetracked on your life’s journey. It is easy to wander and drift, accomplishing little. Your wealth is hidden in your purpose. When God gives you an assignment, He releases the consignment. Vision attracts provision. Purpose attracts resources. Stop looking for money, discover your purpose and you will attract the money you’re looking for.
Pat Williams said, “Figure out what you love to do as young as you can, and then organize your life around figuring out how to make a living at it.” You can read more from some of my books like, The Untapped Treasures, Twelve Pillars of Financial Success, and Increasing Your Capacity for Exploits. Kindly call Godwin on 07032681154. Keep soaring!
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