In the last few decades, great emphasis has been placed on finding one’s divine purpose and destiny. It is a search to answer the age-old questions, Why am I here? What is the purpose of life? There must be more to it than this? This has been my personal journey now for almost a decade. Prior to that, I did not care much about life, people or the environment. I simply “existed” because I bought into the false theology that man was nothing; we have no significance; we are unworthy, like the ash that lingers after a fire.

My heart would not allow that to be my reality, so it kept asking questions I could not answer, and no one around me seemed to have the answer, so eventually, when I could not ignore the subtle promptings of my own heart, I went in search of truth. I had no idea what my quest would reveal, but I am grateful every day for embarking on such a journey. The paragraphs that follow are a summation of my personal discoveries, without revealing too much.

There is a divine purpose and destiny embedded in each of our lives. We were born into this world to win, to conquer and to overcome. The very means by which we were conceived speaks to our resilience. The reality is, until we begin to walk in what we believe God has called us to do, there is very little fulfillment for us to experience. I had an idea what I was called to do, but there was a cloud of uncertainty, fear, doubt and just not wanting to take the risk to step out. The dream that God gives you will always be bigger than you. That is intentional, because it means you will not, and cannot, do it without Him. The next thing is, you will not necessarily be privileged with the information to know where you are going, how you are going to get there, and even if the resources you have can get you there. Even worse, you will feel unqualified to do what God has called you to do.

Here is my experience: make that leap of faith and you will see that the resources come; divine favor is released; you begin to learn from valuable lessons “on the job” and especially from your mistakes; and you will experience exponential spiritual growth in the process. If you never plant the seed in the ground and begin to water and nurture it, it will forever remain just a dead seed. Within that seed is the potential for so much life and fruitfulness, but you must take it through the process for it to fully become what it was intended to be.

Life is uncertain; risk is scary; resources seem limited; God is able and He says to tell you, “You can do it.”

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