I have been in church services where when the leader enjoins the congregation to pray for people, the tempo is low, but it suddenly increases when asked to pray for our destiny helpers to locate us. Our voices increase as though the higher the volume, the quicker and more accurate the GPS of our destiny helpers. But the voice volume isn’t even what I’m worried about, I’m worried about being able to locate the people I’m supposed to help.
I worry because in the process of trying to make ends meet, making enough money and whatnot, I can lose sight of those I have been called to. I’m worried because I can end up being seemingly successful but not impactful. You know, ending up being a big man, touching enough currency notes but not touching lives.
I started my reading journey with the late Dr Myles Monroe series on purpose and potential. I was immediately hooked on the idea of having a purpose, an assignment, dying empty and all. I had been primarily focused on that for years until I entered the ‘labour market.’ I know one can align fulfilling purpose with making money. But I can’t lie, expenses and bills de choke person passion sometimes.
In line with this worry of losing focus of what matters most is the worry of ‘majoring in the minor and minoring in the major.’ Having more than one interest or talent comes with this worry. One time, I feel like writing and rapping bars is the major, while writing stories is the minor. Another time, I feel like the opposite is the case. And then there’s talking to/teaching pre-teens and young adults, which I also find fulfilling. Yes, I know I need to ask God for clarity and direction. I have been doing this and I wish He could just lay everything down straight up, because other people’s destinies are tied to the fulfilment of mine and time is going. But what’s the point of faith in God if He shows me everything from the get-go?
Anyway, in spite of these worries, I choose to rest in and on these:
“Can all your worries add a single moment to your life? “And why worry about your clothing? Look at the lilies of the field and how they grow. They don’t work or make their clothing, yet Solomon in all his glory was not dressed as beautifully as they are. And if God cares so wonderfully for wildflowers that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow, he will certainly care for you. Why do you have so little faith?”
Matthew 6:27-30 NLT
“And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.”
Romans 8:28 NLT