When she sang the theme from her movie “Mahogany,” Diana Ross asked her audience: “Do you know where you're going to? Do you like the things that life is showing you? Where are you going to? Do you know?” I ask that you consider her words and realize that knowing the answers to these questions is important in order for you to use your voice to lift up others.
Each person that God created is uniquely designed; no one is a mistake. You are necessary. When God created you, He had something very specific in mind.
If, for some reason, you are not clear on what you were created to do, go back to the Master Builder and inquire of Him. Realize that when people come to you, it is because they perceive that you can help them with their problem(s). The late Dr. Myles Munroe said “If you are aware that people are coming to you to receive your gift and not necessarily [coming] to you as the person, it keeps you very humble. Many people make the mistake of confusing the attraction of people to their lives as something that has to do with them as a person or a personality, and this is very dangerous and not true.” When a business manufacturer creates something, he does so knowing in advance the purpose of his creation and how he intends for his creation to be used to its best advantage in the service of others. It is the same with the Master Builder: he built you for a specific purpose in order to serve others.
Dr. Monroe is one of my favorite authors. His books and video teachings are very informative. He teaches on subjects like, “understanding your potential” and “understanding why a person is born.” He said: “The wealthiest places in the world are not the gold mines of South America or the oil fields of Iraq or Iran. They are not the diamond mines of South Africa or the banks of the world. The wealthiest place on the planet is just down the road. It is the cemetery. There lie buried companies that were never started, inventions that were never made, bestselling books that were never written, and masterpieces that were never painted. In the cemetery is buried the greatest treasure of untapped potential.” I had the pleasure of listening to him speak in person, many times. Unfortunately, he was killed several years ago in a tragic helicopter crash. But while he was alive, he gave the best of himself and his wisdom, leaving a precious legacy of spiritual treasure behind. His achievements did not follow him to the grave.
As you journey through this next decade, determine in your heart that you will live authentically and be who you were created to be. Let us all be ‘Crystal Clear’ that our lives matter and that we should die empty.
The Hope Coach
Catalyst of Change
Publisher, Speaker & Transformation Specialist
“The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.”—Mark Twain