Sunday, 20 January 2013

Inspirational Sundays: There is only one YOU!

Have you ever wondered who you are and why you are here? Here as in in this world? I have. It has been said that the questions "Who am I"? and "Why am I here? have been divinely deposited within our hearts so that we are able to, at some point in our lives connect to a deeper pre-deposited purpose and a higher being in order to achieve that purpose. I believe that. I also believe that you and I have a path that has been carved out for us as individuals, a unique path identical only to you and to your personality which can never be duplicated and which we need to be rooted in God and in ourselves to figure out.

As a child, I used to love adventure stories. You know the ones where ancient maps had to be dug out and then followed in order to find long lost treasure? Imagine life being like that. The roads on a map are many and could appear confusing; but that is if you don't know the exact road you are looking for. Usually the roads are named and there are paths that lead you to individual roads. Some paths are longer, some paths are shorter, some paths straight and some crooked, some paths stony and rough and some paths smooth, some weedy, some thorny but they all lead somewhere; a named, designated, pre-designed place, filled with treasure and abounding with blessings. That place was not just created when you found that map, it had been there hundreds, probably thousands of years before you were born.

So it is with you. Your life path, clearly cut out, your chosen road is on a map and it has been way before you were even concieved.  To find your purpose in life, you need that map; you need God and you need His Word. By this I mean His Word the Bible which when prayerfully studied leads to you hearing and recieving direct instructions from God. Remember the adventure story I referred to at the beginning? The pirates had to first find a map, without that map they could not embark on the journey as if they did, it will be a wasted, futile journey. Some of us have wandered around for so long, lacking purpose, direction and instruction, wasting time, effort, energy, our youth and money. We strived hard, sometimes applying the wisdom of men; "The 7 principles of success" Keys to breakthrough" and then wondered why those keys are not opening any doors. The answers lie in God, only in Him can we plunder, strive and understand why, because He gives us a vision, a purpose so clear we can't let go of it. Does that mean there will be no problems? Absolutely not! As with a map and its user, the road can be rough and the journey tedious. There could be obstructions, obstacles, the car's headlights might get broken, petrol might just run out, the car could break down, there could be road works and road blocks, diversions and replacement buses (lol). It will rain, it will snow; all these are circumstances we have no control over. But one thing is for sure, we will surely get to our destination if we do not give up!

"Storms make oaks take roots." - Anonymous

"Once you realize there is a Higher Power, you know you're not alone, that you have a purpose on the planet. You control your destiny instead of letting the day lead you where it may. You seize it, take it and lead it." Queen Latifah

Love and Light

A xx

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