You will agree that in the world of today where the “shiny object syndrome” is real, the importance of knowing what you were sent to do cannot be overemphasized.
I mean today, you take one step in a certain direction only to discover that there is this new wave of the moment that everyone is raving about. Then you join them in doing that only to soon discover that the tide has changed again!
So many people find themselves constantly playing catch up in life when they were born to lead and show the way in a particular field of life.Stop playing catch up in life when you were born to lead and show the way in a particular field of life. Click To Tweet
One of the most important statements you must make for yourself is the one Paul the apostle made in 1 Cor 1:17 where he said:
For Christ sent me NOT TO BAPTIZE, but to preach the gospel: not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of none effect.
When you know what you were sent to do, you automatically know what you weren’t sent to do and that takes certain options off the table for you in life.
You have to understand that life doesn’t necessarily give you good and bad options to choose from. Rather you will find yourself having to choose between two or more good things. It is always a question of which one of several good options is good for you?
Note that there is nothing wrong with baptizing people. After all, that is exactly what John the Baptist was born for. It’s just that baptizing was not part of the specifics for Paul as an individual and he knew it.Life is not a choice between good and bad. It is always a question of which one of several good options is good for you? Click To Tweet
You have to prayerfully discern what the specifics are for your life and destiny then stick with those. Determine that no matter the seemingly magnificent appeal of the options life places before you, your heart will not wander from place to place.
Wisdom demands that you know what you were sent to do, but more importantly, know what you weren’t sent to do and steer clear of them. And when in doubt, check with your inner peace. If you lose that, God is probably not in the details.
Question: Have you had to choose between two good options before? How did you handle that and what were the results? Share your experience in the comments below.