- Every human was created by God to live with meaning and purpose. You were not created just to make a living.
- Until you discover the purpose for why you were created, you will never be fulfilled. You will be frustrated, disillusioned, tired, grumbling and not knowing why you wake up on Monday mornings.
THE 5 QUESTIONS OF THE HUMAN HEART.
These are the most important questions on earth. These questions controls and determines your behaviour, it controls the type of friends you want to associate yourself with, it determines where you want to be, which school to go to or not go to. These 5 questions controls the cloths you wear. These 5 questions controls the kind of girlfriend you want to have, it controls your answer to a boy that wants to sleep with you. It helps you say no to friends who try to influence you negatively. These 5 questions determines what you would study in life and what you would want to be in life. How far you want to go is controlled by these questions.
Infact these questions controls how you fix your hair, how you cut your hair, the kind of color you want your hair to have. It controls how you spend your money.
These 5 questions controls crimes in the city. These 5 questions causes people to do all sort of immoral behavior we see all around us. These 5 questions controls how rich you are and want to be. These 5 questions bug the homeless guy sleeping under the bridge and the same 5 questions keeps the richest man awake through the night. We are all controlled by these 5 questions. As a matter of fact we are gathered here today because of these 5 questions. But the problem is until you answer these 5 questions, you can never have a meaningful life. These 5 questions are the source of ALL human behavior. They motivate everything you do.
1:- WHO AM I? IDENTITY. It sounds simple but it´s not. That´s why many wear people to feel important. Gucci, Addidas, Calvin Clein etc… We wear people´s name to feel belonging. We act like other people, we even try to look like other people and imitate because we don´t have an identity or don´t like who we think we are. It´s amazing how simple this question looks, yet this question makes people do foolish things just to be accepted.
2:- WHERE AM I FROM ? SOURCE. This question has nothing to do with ethnicity. By the way I learnt in College from my professor that I came from a cosmic soup, later became a monkey that became you. But I got worried because that can´t be true. There has to be more to me than me just coming from nothing. And so growing up as a teenager, I lived with the false believe that I knew where I came from, but we don´t know where we came from. And until you know where you came from, your life has no value, because your value comes from your source. Where do you come from?
3:- WHY AM I HERE? PURPOSE. This is another tough question to think about because we act and show as if we know why we are here. But an average person do not know why they exist. Life is not to wake up and go through the motion of the day to a job we don´t really like, but because it pays the bill, we do it and get back home to a bed we really can sleep well in and wake and start all over again. And after you finish paying the mortgage, you are too old to enjoy it. You then need to move out to smaller apartment because it is now too big. What a frustration. This cannot be the life you are meant to live. If this is all about life, then living makes no sense. This is why people commit suicide. Because they cannot see a better tomorrow. Why are you here? The average person don´t know why. So they keep busy. Why are you here?
4:- WHAT CAN I DO? POTENTIAL. What is my true ability, what is my true potential? What do I really have inside that I can do? I can assure you that most of you here and right now are not even thinking about what their potentials are. We think we are still young and have a lot of years ahead of us. Forgetting that time does not stop. It is ticking either we realise it or not. What potentials do you have? What can you do that would change the world. You were all born with potentials. But your potential becomes a gift when it blesses the world around you. You become a gift when you work on your potentials. This gift is not for you. You are the gift to the people around you. Example, John 3:16. For God so love the world that he gave his only begotten that whosoever believe in him should not perish but have everlasting life. You are created to be a world changer. Are you aware of this?
5:- WHERE AM I GOING? DESTINY. This question most people don´t want to talk about because they think they know where they´re going. And some do not want to think about it and just keep going. Many are just preparing to grow old. When I get older, I am going to. Why do most of you look forward to becoming 18?….What is your sense of destination? What is your address for the future? What are you born to accomplish? How do you know when you are there? The average person doesn´t know. They just wait for retirement, pension and then just wait for death. Traveling, reading and just passing away time until they die. Living just to retire. This is frustration. You were not born to just pay bills. There´s got to be more than this.
Today people are looking for answers and help from God but not a relationship. This is not going to work.
The Invincible photograph that God placed within you. It is a picture of your FUTURE.
Blessings don´t just come to you because God loves you. He blesses you because of something you do or someone in your family line did way before you arrived on planet earth. God loves you no matter what you do. But he blesses you because of what you do. You cannot be unloved by God, but you can be unblessed by God. Thousands of people are loved by God but are not mightily blessed by God. I don´t have to do anything to get loved by God, I can curse, lie, cheat, stab somebody at the back, for the Bible say “Even while I am yet a sinner he loved me. I cannot get unloved by God. But I can be unblessed by God. Just because you are a Christian doesn´t mean you are going to have a great marriage. Just because you are a christian doesn´t mean your business or studies is going to go well. These blessings are blessings that we initiate. We set in motion by the things we do. God loves me based on who I am. He blesses me based on what I do.
Every great life started as a seed in the mind, a dream, a picture. Before this classroom was ever built, it was an invincible idea in somebody´s mind. The kind of girl you want to date is already in your mind. Many times, the guys rehearse what they are going to say to you ladies before they even met you. They were practicing how you would even react to their speech. That’s why they put on perfumes, deodorants, roll ons, and even get new pants and shirts to impress their prey. But I am talking about a PICTURE of your future that God plants within your spirit. Millions of people never see their dreams become a reality. Most people never see their invicible photographs become realities. And there is a reasonfor it. Most people think their dreamswould just come and happen all by itself. Most people think their future will just happen no matter what they do. You and I know that is far from the truth. Failing to realise that the dreams and pictures God gave you are the pictures of your future that CAN take place. No always do they take place unfortunately. God gives you a picture of what you could have, do or become. God gives you an invincible photograph of something you could have. Its up to you to pursue it. Its up to you to make it happen. This is following up on what we discussed last time.
Genesis 37. About Joseph having a dream of his future. I encourage you to read his story. I am starting a topic I know we can even scratch, but lets start it anyway. How to turn the dream God gave you into a reality. (But first we need to check if you know those dreams God gave you.) How to move your picture from the camera of your mind to making it a reality.