Can you imagine living 187 years and the only thing that is said about you at your funeral is that you were born, had children and died? There is no mention of any success, victories or accomplishments. Whatever you do, make sure that is not ever said of you. It is a travesty for a person to live and never discover his true purpose before crossing into death. That person will have lived a meaningless rather than a meaningful life.
We have been talking about purpose a great deal. We all have a purpose and a destiny. The vehicle is your purpose and your destiny is the route you take to accomplish that purpose. For example, my purpose is to help others discover their purpose, I choose to fulfill that purpose by writing books, public speaking and executive life coaching.
No matter what you have faced up to this point. God is waiting to help get you on the path to destiny. When you have tapped into your purpose. You have discovered the reason for your existence there is something very exciting that happens to you. You began looking for vehicles to get you to your destiny.
When you plan a trip there are several crucial questions that should be asked
a. Who is going with us?
b. Where are we going?
c. How are we going to get there?
#1 Before you go anywhere you have to evaluate ‘who’ is going with you.
Sometimes we get into trouble because we try to take people on our path to destiny and we don’t have room for them. Then other times, we are trying to do it on our own when we need others to bear the load with us.
Next, after you determine who is taking the trip the next consideration is: Do we all agree on where we are going and the best route to get there?
Can two walk together, unless they are agreed? Amos 3:3 NJKV
If you match gifting and abilities but don’t have agreement you still will ultimately not reach the desired location. The people who take the trip with you must agree on the “what”/ the “who” and “how.”
#2 What responsibility are you prepared to handle?
Before you select the people and mode of transportation to achieve your purpose you need to evaluate how much responsibility can you handle. Sometimes we don’t fail because of our planning, we often fail because we weren’t prepared for everything that the trip requires.
#3 Are you ready to do whatever it takes to accomplish your purpose?
Sometimes you achieving your purpose is simply a matter of whether you are ready to make the tough decisions. You need to be ready to take the people who need to ride and leave the people that need to stay. You need to be ready to sacrifice some things that you really want in order to achieve—it is called delayed gratification. It is so hard in the beginning, but so worth it in the end. Finally, you have to be ready to give. You aren’t going to go far if you aren’t ready for it to cost you something.
Don’t hold onto something today that you will wished you were able to give up today to achieve your purpose and live your outrageous life!