Good day purposeful human beings,
I pray that this post meets you well, and that you’ve been taking the necessary steps needed for you to draw closer to fulfilling your purpose??? Today’s topic is very dear to my heart, as it’s something that I personally struggle with. And that is, accepting given opportunities. More often than not, many of us allow chances for growth to pass us by, because we ‘feel’ that we’re not qualified enough. But in today’s post on discovering your purpose, I desire to encourage you to grab hold of that God given opportunity! And I promise you that this read will be short and sweet 😉.
Take all the opportunities which God gives you. Don’t procrastinate or spend time over thinking, as this is not productive. Don’t forget that all situations provide opportunity for growth and development.
Judges 14:4 ~ “His father and mother didn’t realize the Lord was at work in this, creating an opportunity to work against the Philistines, who ruled over Israel at that time.”
^^^God is always creating/cultivating opportunities for us to grow! Don’t fall into the trap of continuously thinking ‘what if there is something better out there ?’, because you may never end up moving forward on your journey to fulfilling your purpose. Such a pattern of deliberating can potentially lead to lack of progression. The bible states that a farmer who waits for perfect weather will NEVER plant.
Ecclesiastes 11:4 ~ Farmers who wait for perfect weather never plant. If they watch every cloud, they never harvest.
PLEASE STOP WAITING FOR THE PERFECT TIME TO MAKE A MOVE, OR TO TAKE ACTION! If you’re waiting for the right time, you’ll end up waiting your entire life, and the time will never come. This way of living will only lead to feelings of regret, and disappointment! Take that course now, you may never get to do so again, attend that job interview now, such a post may never be offered again. Invest in building up your skills now, otherwise the next time around you may not be able to afford such a financial investment.
One truth I’ve come to realise is that there probably will be something ‘out there’ which looks better, but why not accept what’s good ‘right now’ within your reach, as what’s ‘out there’ might not be for you. Accept the blessings which God brings across your path with thanksgiving in your heart.
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 ~ Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
Finally, a quick word of encouragement for those who struggle with feelings of inferiority (who feel under qualified). I recall a person in charge of hiring new members of staff saying, whenever 2 jobs were advertised for exactly the same post but with different pay, most people would apply for the lower paid job. Why? Because most individuals felt that they weren’t certified to earn such a big amount. The higher pay was viewed as somewhat intimidating. So today I urge you to pray to God, ask Him to remind you of your worth. To show you how special you are!
A biblical example of someone playing down their abilities/gifts was Moses. When reading Acts 7:22, it dawned on me that Moses was referred to as an individual who was powerful in speech and action. Yet when God called him, all he could think about was his stutter! We must know that our worth is found in Christ. We’re valuable in Christ. And we can do all things God calls us to do through Christ.
Exodus 4:1 ~ “But Moses protested again, “What if they won’t believe me or listen to me? What if they say, ‘The Lord never appeared to you’?”
Exodus 4:10-13 ~ But Moses pleaded with the Lord, “O Lord, I’m not very good with words. I never have been, and I’m not now, even though you have spoken to me. I get tongue-tied, and my words get tangled.” Then the Lord asked Moses, “Who makes a person’s mouth? Who decides whether people speak or do not speak, hear or do not hear, see or do not see? Is it not I, the Lord? Now go! I will be with you as you speak, and I will instruct you in what to say.” But Moses again pleaded, “Lord, please! Send anyone else.”
Acts 7:22 ~ “Moses was taught all the wisdom of the Egyptians, and he was powerful in both speech and action.”
In life not everyone is destined to be super wealthy, but what I desire to remind us all is to be attentive to God’s instructions concerning how we should live our lives. If God say’s you have the ability to accomplish x, y, and z, then you can accomplish x, y, and z. Do not let fear, procrastination, indecisiveness, or laziness hinder you from accepting God given opportunities, with arms opened wide! Stay blessed and encouraged people. And beware that not all opportunities come around a second time! So don’t let a new chance for development intimidate you. We must truly thank God because He causes ALL things to work together for the good of those who love Him, and are called according to His purpose. Even when we mess up, He has a way of turning our mess into success.
Romans 8:28 ~ “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.”
Christian Lady After God’s Own Heart