THE PURSUIT OF YOUR SELF-DISCOVERY
When you discover yourself, and while self-discovery is important, you must understand the the pursuit of your discovery is what brings fulfillment. What you have discovered remains useless, until it is pursed and fulfilled. What you have discovered remains useless, until it is pursed and fulfilled. So, what you discover must be pursued.
Read this pictorial illustration: And the Lord answered me, and said, write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it. Habakkuk 2:2. The pursuit of your discovery is the relevant force you apply, to make your dream a reality. What you don’t purse, you will never possess! Pursuit is what gives value to what you have discovered.
Don’t just sit down, wishing that God’s plan finds fulfillment in your life; there is what you must do to make it a reality. Pursue it! The pursuit of your self-discovery will require that certain factors be in place. Let us see some of the factors:
You can never be distinguished or stand out in life without determination. You must be determined not to let your endowment lie dormant. Many have made impact in life through determination; you can be the next! Mother Theresa of blessed memory, today, is a household name and a woman that a great mark on the sands of Indian nation. She determined to go back to that nation and put smile on the faces of Indians. This she determined and the help of the gospel.
Lester Sumrall, when he was going to Australia as a missionary. There was a man that met him in the cabin and enquired where he was headed to, as a young man. He told the man he was going out as a missionary to another nation. The man simply told him that he would die of hunger on his mission trip. Lester replied the man that if he died, they would write on his tombstone that “This was a man that died of hunger, while pursing the course of the Lord. Determination
Discipline can be define as training, which produces obedience or self-control. So, discipline produces self-control. You must be discipline if you must count.
But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway. 1 Corinthians 9:27 Do you know there are many business men and women, who can never be outstanding in their businesses. This is because they cannot control how they spend their money. Many go to sleep when they are supposed to be awake, and thinking of a better way of doing things that will enhance their worth. Without mincing words, you need self-discipline, if your life must count! If you lack control and live in disobedience, you cannot successfully pursue the reason for which you were created.
Diligence means hard work in the right direction. Self-discovery alone is not enough, you must pursue it will all diligence. Laziness, you must understand is the enemy of process. Only the hand of the diligent shall bear rule. This explains why the bible clearly states: He becomes poor that dealeth with a slack hand: but the hand of the diligent maketh rich. Proverb 10:4. Handle your assignment with diligence, pour your life into it, give it your best and you will be distinguished in it!
If your life must count, you have to be focused. Focus is a concentration on your assignment. Until you are focused in your pursuit in life, you can never get anywhere. Every moment counts in the pursuit of your discovery, hence you cannot afford to be careless. You cannot afford to be double-minded. Mark 10:28, Peter said: Lo, we have left all, and have followed thee. Remember, some of the factors that will enhance and bring colour to the discovery that you make about yourself are: Determination, Diligence and Focus. As you put them to work, I see you influencing your world positively!