Getting to Know Your True Self
In the first part of this post, we understood that inadequate self knowledge is one of the challenges that this generation face. So then, how do you get to know your true self? In spite of the many philosophies and theories of self-knowledge available today, I strongly believe that the only sure way to understand ourselves is by viewing our lives from the Creator's Perspective. We truly start knowing ourselves when we look at our lives through God's eye. Just as you'll only understand a product from the specifications given by the producer, our lives can only make sense when we look at it from God's viewpoint.
The very first thing we must understand is that our lives are significant. in essence, our lives are profoundly important. You are not insignificant. In spite of what you've been through, you are not worthless. You might ask, how do I know this? The answer is very simple; God doesn't create worthless things. You may want to pause for a minute and think about that.
Moving on from knowing our lives have significant value, we also need to understand that out lives have been programmed to make Unique, Specific, Valuable and Important contributions to different spheres of life. Having this understanding is where and when our Personal Leadership starts finding expression. It could be in Government, Business, Academics, Ministry, Sports, Media and every other areas of life. It all has to do with our giftings, and yeah, we're all gifted one way or the other.
The next important thing is that we Discover, Master and Deliver our gifts to the world. Oh, this is so important! It's the essence of our living here on earth. Have you ever for a moment wondered how the world would be today without names like Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, Billy Graham and Henry Ford? It definitely won't be like this. At least, the world won't be as connected, communication might not be as easy and many would remain faithless. Thank God for their gifts. When aregoing to start enjoying your gift? What will you do to make the world better?
Today, I challenge you to start Discovering (I'll write more on this in the next post), nurturing and mastering your gifts so as to effectively deliver it to your world. No matter who or what you are, what you've been through or what you do, the coming generation depends on your gifts.
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