I came across a situation last night that makes me feel that I’m finally in line with my purpose (Not necessarily there but in the right vein). The situation can possibly be expanded on further down the line (The reason for this will be apparent if/when the time comes to share.) but, without doubt, I experienced something that left me in a position of awe, humility, massive clarity and, if I’m honest, fear of the road ahead.
This blog won’t be too detailed. This moment is too fresh and I believe that Purpose should be treated with respect. It doesn’t have to be everyone’s business. I see purpose, and specifically the discovery of it, to be a private moment that needs to be taken in, understood and solidified before others are allowed in. Matthew 7:6 reads, “Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.” The root word for ‘holy’ is ‘separate’. We don’t toss something as separate as our purpose to the dogs, like a bone, to be played with. Neither do we throw something that has taken time and effort to produce before people who can’t appreciate its value.
My immediate thoughts, based on my experience are, at this time:
- In seeking a relationship with Christ, your purpose will find you. Pushing to find your purpose, distracts from the relationship with Christ, the giver of purpose. Matthew 6:33 tells us to seek the Lord AND his righteousness and all things he has promised will be given.
- Your personality already fits your purpose. Trying to change your personality to find your purpose is counter-productive, understanding that a season spent, outside your purpose, will end quickly. Character is what is required to change. God takes care of this part, as you allow him to do so.
- Regardless of how nervous you feel, physically, there is a feeling of peace inside. As though everything is going to be OK regardless and a feeling of things running smoothly, even though you aren’t in control.
I’m going to leave it there for now. As I said, the moment is still fresh. Exciting but fresh.
In closing, I’d like to encourage readers to address their character. Trying to change your personality is to advance into battle with yourself when what you really want is to address the drive behind your personality. Just like a soldier scanning, down the sights or through the scope, when checking or clearing an area. The only change is perspective.