“Never change lanes without giving the proper signal and looking to make sure the move can be made safely”
This is one of the tips used by drivers to prevent collision on highways but,is it also applicable in our walk to fulfill our purpose?
The story of the parable of the talent has been popping up at every turn these past few days.I just knew that God is trying to point out something there to help us in our life’s journey.
“Again,it will be like a man going on a journey,who called his servants and entrusted his property to them.To one he gave five talents of money,to another two talents and to another one talent,each according to his ability.Then he went on his journey.”(Matthew25:14-15)
Some people are still oblivious that God is the giver of talents and gifts.The scripture again stated that “The gift and calling of God is without repentance”God won’t change his mind about what He has called us to do or the lane He has assigned to us.God is the source of life, owner of every gift and talent.Your gift and talent are God’s investment over your life.Every life is an investment meant to yield interest.
Last month,I told a friend about my intention to revive and stay commited to my blog.He commended me and threw in his support.He said that I was going to be’ Linda Ikeji the second'(grinning:Linda is Nigerias blogger queen on entertainment)I told him that I am not and can never be Linda Ikeji.I am ‘Jane the first’,lol.Linda is plowing her own field with her talent and I am also going to plow my own field-purpose.
God does not make make mistakes.He created us each with latent gift and talent which are meant to be discovered,explored,harnessed and deployed but,when we abandon our talent and try to switch lane,we limit our originality.
The rule is this:
For you to function as an original,maximize your life,you will have to stay in the confines of the abilities wired into you.God gives gift based on ability.He knows what you can be good at,the lane that best suits and describes you.When you leave who you were meant to be to become someone else,you become a photocopy.
Linda Ikeji caught an idea and with her talent is flourishing today, through her blog.Mark Zukerberg also caught and is making it through Facebook.;even Seun of Nairaland.All of which are blazing a trail.
It’s surprising how some people with ‘microwave success syndrome’ see other peoples success and abandon their gift,talent,lane,calling,assignment to work in another mans field,not knowing that no matter how they try to imitate them,they can never be them or go beyond them.Life is all about what you have been wired and created to be.
Why imitate someone else?
Why walk in another man’s lane?
Why abandon,neglect your gift to take up someone’s else?
Imitation is limiting yourself.Make your life easier by plowing your own field.
You are peculiar and special to God.All it takes to fulfill purpose,your God-given destiny, become successful is to be YOURSELF.God has no photocopying machine to make multiple duplicate.He has one mold for each person,no two persons are the same.
When you try to be someone else,the best you can ever be is number two.You can never rise above the person you are imitating.Don’t go looking outside,your gifts are inside of you waiting to be discovered.
Sit down with God and search within you.Seek God.
Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.You are perculiar and special to God.The sky is large enough to accomodate everyone and their uniqueness,gift and talent.
Stick to your path,mind your lane.
stay focused on your life’s journey.
Dare to be different,Dare to be you!
To your purpose fulfillment!