Chapter 1: God and Me
Philp 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me.”
This book is an inspirational work; inspired by my relationship with God. Every morning I would go into my home office down stairs, no clock, no distractions, only God and me, and the Holy Spirit. I would pray that God would direct my thoughts and hands; that this book may one day be read by many people that have or will develop the same kind of Faith that I have. I hope that you will be inspired to become a more productive individual in your faith with God. I would write every day; some days for one hour and some days for four hours; but it did not feel like four hours, because the thoughts would just flow. I would focus and not let anything interrupt my concentration and let the Holy Spirit have His way. I wouldn’t recommend this strategy to you because at the end of a few months I had tendinitis and could barely write at all for the rest of the year. You must set your own pace and time. The important thing is that you spend time connecting with your soul and learning and living your purpose.
We Are Not Created Equal
Do you believe that you have a divine purpose and destiny for your life? On the surface this seems like a question that can be answered in a simple yes, or no. However, when you peel back the layers and examine what purpose truly means and the unique path that will lead you into that divine purpose, the question takes on a completely different meaning. Our job is to trust God during the process of discovering the path that leads to purpose.
Ephesians 2:10 reads: “For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.”
When you think about walking in your purpose, how do you know when you have found “your” purpose? What does purpose look like? What does it feel like? Although, our journeys will vary, I do believe that we are all connected and that you will be able to see yourself in “my journey” to discovering my own purpose.
Jeremiah 1:5 “Before I formed thee in the womb I knew you. Before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nation.”
When we enter this world, we have no idea what life has in store for us, but we all have a purpose for being here. We begin under the auspices of our parents or guardians; and are fortunate when they have a strong foundation in God. They decide how we are going to be raised based on their perspective; they make plans for our future that include: scholastic preparedness, cultural awareness, and health and fitness readiness for life as they see it. They try to equip and prepare us for life by instilling love, humility, integrity, honesty, and all the finer qualities of life that were afforded to them.