• The Senior Partner We All Need To Fulfil the Purpose Driven Life: PDL Insights (Part 23)

    The Senior Partner We All Need To Fulfil the Purpose Driven Life: PDL Insights (Part 23)

    Have you ever gotten to a place where you feel pushed from within to be doing something that makes a difference for others but you feel inadequate or incapable to do it? I know you have sometimes found yourself feeling you cannot do it. There is the inner voice of instinct that we talked of earlier that tells you what you are wired to do, but it seems that you cannot live up to what the inner voice shows you to be capable of. The late Wallace D. Wattles tells the story of a little boy who played a piano and was frustrated because the hands couldn’t play the perfect music he felt from within. He had to train the hands to play what he felt playing inside him.

    How do we get to explain this? We are not on earth by accident. We may try and live according to what the environment does to us but that cannot take away what we carry inside. The frustration that we have comes from the fact that we have tried to change ourselves to fit in the context of the environment while ignoring what we carry inside. We have so much fitted in the culture and environment that we find ourselves in and conformed to that. The Purpose Driven Life will require deliberate action so that we do not lose our unique selves in the environment as said best by the first century revolutionist.

    So here's what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life — your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life — and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him.  Don't become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You'll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you. [Romans 12: 1-2, THE MESSAGE Bible]

    The above text shows us that we are supposed to embrace what God does for us. What is it that God does for us? It is not something that starts from outside of us. Whatever that God does for us is always complementing something that he has done in us. It is complementing the way he has wired us uniquely from inside. In as much as the environment through popular culture places us in different boxes that tries to get rid of our uniqueness, what God does for us is what he has made us to be from within. These boxes are boxes of race, nationality, community, educational experiences, how much you earn and so forth.

    You begin to see yourself according to how you were trained to see yourself and fail to realize what God does for you through what he has uniquely designed you to be from within. When you look at your life, you will not from the onset be able to see what God does for you because where you are and where he wants you to be are worlds apart. Whatever God has ever done and will ever do for you can simply be understood as work that creates a good environment and empowering you to fully be what he has already done for you by making you to be uniquely you.

    A simple principle that will help you understand what I am talking about is the principle of the seed. Let us take an example of a simple orange seed. I believe you have come across an orange seed at one time. When you have that off white, rough and tiny seed, it doesn’t show you what it can be. If it had consciousness like we have as humans, something in it would be seeking to manifest. The voice of instinct would be telling it that it has to grow and be a tree, be completely changed from a small off white round thing to a tree that is free to grow in all directions. If it would reason like we do and look at its circumstances it would definitely doubt and not believe in what God has done for it as a result of what God has placed in it. Thank God it is not conscious and hence it takes someone to place it in the right environment with the right conditions for it to fully appreciate what God has done for it by placing potential in it. In other words, God took its future and reversed it backwards and made it to fit in the tiny pod.

    The above illustration shows us what God does for us that we are encouraged in the earlier quoted text to embrace. In as much as the future of an orange seed is just to be a tree that bear orange seeds, our futures that are loaded in the earthen vessels of our bodies as the first century writer, Paul called them are big, diverse and unpredictable. These different futures, if we can call them that way are not the same like those in orange seeds, they are unique for each individual. It takes time and the right environments and tools for the unique futures to unfold. This is clearly captured in the words of an Ancient prophet who in trying to describe how God works said,

    I am God, the only God you've had or ever will have —  incomparable, irreplaceable —   From the very beginning telling you what the ending will be, All along letting you in on what is going to happen, Assuring you, 'I'm in this for the long haul, I'll do exactly what I set out to do,' [Isaiah 46:9-10, THE MESSAGE Bible]

    God designed a future of a fruitful and productive you and reversed and placed it inside of you in potential form like in a seed. He is now ready to see it unfold. If an orange seed finds itself in the right environment it will not require external assistance to unlock and unfold what God has done for it. However sometimes it is not in the right environment to be able to unfold its future and it can have its future locked, never to be realized. It is in these instances that mankind come in the life of an orange seed as a senior partner helping it to unfold the future that is known from the beginning. In this case the human being like God to the seed already knows what the end of the seed will be and helps it realize it, though it is not them that has designed the future. It is almost the same with you and God. God knows your end from the beginning, but in this case it is because he has designed the end for you and placed it in you at your beginning. He wants to be your senior partner who has come from your end to take you there. Without Him, chances of you realizing the full end that he has put in your beginning is impossible. Most of us however leave it all to chance and fail to look for the senior partner given to lead and guide us.

    God has so much confidence in what he originally made you to be especially the new life that we get from the finished work of Christ, that he went all the lengths to save you. He does not want to change you or allow the environment to change you. It is this future that sometimes speaks inside us seeking manifestation. You will not rest and be fulfilled until you embrace what God has done and continues to do. When the future is speaking inside of you and you look at your current situation and environment you begin to notice your shortcomings, incapability and incapacitation. It is not that it is out of your reach to do what you sense from within, but it is just that you are not yet ready to do it so you have to go through the capacity development process. The inner motivation and the inner voice of the future you seeking expression is necessary to show you what areas you are supposed to develop to fully express that future.

    The development process and the whole journey of growing to fruitfulness and manifesting our full potential in The Purpose Driven Life will therefore need a senior partner who fully knows our future and the highest expression of our beings. God designs the future and then comes back to the starting point to take us there. To fully fulfil his purpose God made us in his image and placed us in an environment of fellowship with him to get the most out of us. It is an environment of his presence. It is not a place but a relationship with the Holy Spirit (The senior partner). The responsibilities that we have and the size of the future that we are supposed to manifest requires more than what the natural environment can equip us with. We therefore need the partnership of the Holy Spirit for maximization of potential.

    No one's ever seen or heard anything like this, Never so much as imagined anything quite like it —  What God has arranged for those who love him.  But you've seen and heard it because God by his Spirit has brought it all out into the open before you. [1 Corinthians 2:9-10, THE MESSAGE Bible]

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