Purpose

NB: This is not a book bashing session.

Each and everyone of us was created with a purpose. God made us all for a reason. This fact I know most people know. Another fact is most people don’t know their purpose.

What I don’t understand is why we all turn to book to tell us how to find our purpose in life. “10 ways to discover your purpose in life”, “The Purpose Driven Life”, “Helping you find your purpose” and a very ridiculous one “How to find your purpose in 20 minutes”. You read stuff like:

  1. Take out a blank sheet of paper or open up a word processor where you can type
  2. Write at the top, “What is my true purpose in life?”
  3. Write an answer (any answer) that pops into your head. It doesn’t have to be a complete sentence. A short phrase is fine.
  4. Repeat step 3 until you write the answer that makes you cry. This is your purpose.

Eureka. You have found your purpose.

Am not saying we shouldn’t read books, but when you turn to a book written by an imperfect human being like you on how to find something God has given you.. And I have read some of such books. It is the fact that we are so quick to turn to books and other human beings that baffles me. He who promised to answer us when we ask. Am sure He would answer speedily when we ask Him.. Yes, God does give inspiration to some writers and they write books on such topics but what is better than asking God himself? It doesn’t help matters that some of these writers are as clueless as you are about what their purpose is.

Finding your purpose on earth is the principal thing so one isn’t a weist (waste). Quite a number of people must have heard Chi-gurl’s “song”, Don’t be a weist… Funny as the song might be, if you listen carefully to what she sang, there is something to learn.

And there is only one person to ask what that purpose is; GOD.

So get on your knees and ask and set forth in achieving that purpose.


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2 thoughts on “Purpose

  1. Well said….. you turn to a book written by an imperfect human being like you on how to find something God has given you..

    I however won’t totally rule out books like you also mentioned because they help “guide” people in their journey to discover their purpose to an extent. And also help people on the next steps even after they have found it. Particularly people who have no clue or idea of how this purpose thing works if you know what I mean.

    Nice blog and thanks for stopping by at mine

    1. Thanks for stopping by.

      I get you. Just that people don’t bother asking God any longer. There are some book 1 can read… I for 1 have read the Purpose driven life.. But the other book I borrowed the “Take out a blank sheet of paper or open up a word processor where you can type…. Repeat step 3 until you write the answer that makes you cry. This is your purpose”, I just couldn’t believe it.

      May God help us

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