Let’s talk about purpose.
Everything that exists in this planet Earth has a purpose. Nothing exists without a purpose. Even the smallest creature exists with a purpose.
Like the ants – they exist with a purpose. Before, I was so angry with the ants whenever they bite me; I used to ask a question – what is the use of these ants? But when I discovered their purpose, that question was erased in my mind.
According to the Bible, the ants work diligently. They gather their food for the rainy season. They never stop working. They don’t have a leader, yet they work harmoniously. So, that is the lesson we get from the ants. Imagine, the smallest creation teaches us one of the most important things in life.
Man has the highest purpose in life because God created him to be ruler over the whole earth and His creation.
Genesis 1:26 says…
“Let us make man in our image, in our likeness and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.”
This is the reason why man exists – to rule over the earth. Purpose means the reason for which something exists. Someone quoted, “the greatest tragedy that could happen to a man’s life is not untimely death or accidental death but life without a purpose”.
When man fell into sin, his purpose was also lost. When the purpose was lost, life became meaningless. It became empty. It had no direction. That is why many people committed suicide because of emptiness. They do not know their purpose in life.
As you read this message, you may be tired already, burned out, empty and frustrated…. You feel that your life has no direction and you begin to think of retreating and surrendering.
But cheer up, because this teaching will totally change your life. And I can assure you that upon learning this teaching, your life will never be the same again. You will be changed forever. This will end your frustration, your struggles, your emptiness and your failures. And the King of Heaven will surely meet you at the top. It will NOT be a joy for Him to see you fail in life because that is not what He designed for you.…He designed you to be at the top always! That is what a ruler should be; that is what a king should always be. Because He created every man to be a ruler or a king in this planet Earth.
Let me share to you the benefits of purpose. Knowing your purpose makes you:
1. FEARLESS. You are a king and a king has no fear, because he is a ruler. Consider the story of a lion. A lion is the king of the jungle. He is not the strongest animal in the jungle, he is not the biggest one, and yet, he rules the jungle. Why? Because he knows his purpose. He attacks the elephant and he overpowers it. Though the elephant is so huge and very strong, the lion can overpower it because he knows that he is the “king of the jungle”. That makes him fearless.
I am never afraid of death or accident because I know my purpose. My purpose is to “kingdomize” the whole world. So, surely, I cannot die without finishing my purpose. That is the power of purpose. It will turn the coward into a fearless one. You may be a coward now because, first, you don’t know that you are a king and, second, you don’t know your purpose. You worry about your future. You worry about your life and many other things, and as a result, you begin to fear. Jesus was attacked many times during His time. They wanted to kill Him but He just plainly said “Not yet!” Not yet in this context means “Not yet time to die”. It was impossible for Him to die without finishing His purpose.
2. SUCCESSFUL. There is no such thing as success outside your purpose. You may be a successful engineer, architect, doctor, businessman, politician, media man, or sportsman. But if you don’t know your purpose, at the end of the day, you feel empty and frustrated. This is why a lot of well-known people still commit suicide amidst their success. They may be successful, yet, they missed out on the most important thing: their purpose. That makes life a tragic one– the absence of purpose.
All our successes will eventually vanish. The wealth you accumulated and the recognition you received will soon come to nothingness if you don’t know your purpose. A lot of people exist without a purpose. They are not being used by their Designer or Creator. A thing, when it is not used, will eventually be ruined. The cause for its ruin is not because it was damaged but because it was not used for its purpose. There was a time when I got angry with my wife because she bought a garden set that should be put in our terrace, but she did not put it there for the reason that the floor tiles might get scratched. I said “Don’t mind about the scratch because the purpose of the garden set is for it to be put in the terrace and not to be kept. If you do not use it, then it will eventually be ruined – because it did not serve the purpose.”
3. PRODUCTIVE OR EFFECTIVE IN LIFE. It is sad to say that a lot of people are working outside their purpose. And that makes them ineffective in life and less productive. People work for money but not for purpose. And that makes them burned out and frustrated. There is a big difference between work and job. A work is to work with a purpose or to function within your design. Meaning, if you are an engineer, then you function as an engineer. You rule in that area. You dominate in that area. If you are a doctor or nurse, you work in that area. And you can see your effectiveness in life.
You don’t work for money but for the purpose. A job is – you work for money, in other words, you work for survival. That is why a lot of people are struggling in their job or burned out in their job because they work outside their purpose; they function outside their design. There is no such thing as jobaholic, but there is such a word as workaholic. Workaholic can only be experienced when you work within your design. If you are an engineer, you function as an engineer, not as a teacher. A lot of people graduated as nurses but they ended up working as domestic helpers. They worked for the money and not for the purpose. If you work for the purpose, money will just follow and overflow. In other words, avoid working for money, but for the purpose.
4. TIRELESS. When you work for the purpose, you never feel tired. I am not talking about physical tiredness. What I am saying is emotional tiredness. A lot of people are tired even prior to their job. Example, during Monday, people refuse to go to work. Though they have not started working yet, they are emotionally tired, because they work outside their purpose. Also, it is so hard for them to work with extra hour because of tiredness. In fact, during their work hours, they are so conscious with time. They keep on looking at the time but not at their accomplishment. But a man with a purpose is “unaware” of the time; instead, he is focused on his accomplishments. That is the difference between a man with a purpose and a man without a purpose.
A man without a purpose is counting the time but a man with a purpose is counting his accomplishments. Purpose pushes you –meaning, you refuse to stop without accomplishing your purpose. When there is a purpose, passion is born. And passion makes things easier. Moreover, you never surrender when you have a purpose. Like Thomas Edison, though he failed many times – he failed 1,999 times- yet, he never surrendered because his purpose was to discover the electric light. So you see, purpose pushed him and kept him from surrendering.
So I challenge every man in this planet earth to discover his purpose in life and avoid dying without fulfilling it. When you have finally accomplished your purpose and then later on die and when you meet your Designer at the end of your life, He will say to you “Welcome to the Kingdom and let’s celebrate your success.”
It is time to shift into a higher gear in life:
From cowardness into fearlessness.
From failure into success.
From emptiness into productiveness.
From tiredness into tirelessness.
Remember, you are an “invincible creation”. That is what your design is. It means you are unconquerable by fear, by failure, by emptiness and by tiredness. That is the original you!!!
Now is your time, your turn and your move. Go for it. It is show time!