Here I am sitting in the living room half minded with my mind sorting through my many deliverables for the day; my eyes roaming almost ‘blankly’ aswell.
I noticed the various objects lying about. Some toys the children had played with the night before, some decorative pieces, books and some gadgets…Hmnnn gadgets. As I fixed my mind on a certain gadget, I was quick to notice another gadget and another one.
Some big and complex, others small and simple. Some others not quite noticeable. So I am thinking: What qualifies a gadget to be a gadget? Well, I’d say it is their functionality, workability and ability to deliver on the intention of the owner.
Did you know that for every man, woman, child you know and see, they were made for something? (This isn’t a cliche, it’s true) . A simple bottle opener is as important as the complex microwave oven in the kitchen. It’s not about how massive but how functional.
Col 1:16 For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him.
Perhaps if we all have this mentality, we would appreciate and value each other the more. Everyone is made for something and that something must be fulfilled.Don’t try to be a home-theatre when you are really a nail-cutter (figuratively). Never underrate yourself and never underrate anyone else. Different gadgets in different capacities!
What matters is to know what you are made for and stay on that lane. Nothing elongates (with frustration) the journey of man through life other than misunderstood purpose. Ha! Read the story of the Israelites; a special people who never truly understood their identity and purpose. Once the purpose of a thing is not known definitely abuse will be inevitable.
When we continually seek what our purposes are and we chase it with our lives, then we’d experience nothing but success along the way. Note that success or wealth is not the end game here, in fact, it’s not the the goal at all, it is simply an addendum or better put, a key benefit of staying on one’s lane as it were. When you operate exactly where you belong, it is impossible not to reap the dividend of abiding there. The reason some people toil and don’t feel blessed or experience success is because most times they operate from the wrong position. You can’t be a square peg and expect to fit into a round hole. My advise is to go look for a square hole and function effectively there. It is only here that your effort will be felt and it is only here you can best maximize your time and effort. Stop laboring in the wrong field only to experience frustration at the end of each effort .
Everyone has an audience they have been called to serve. You were not called to server everyone. You must consciously identify also who you were sent to. It is only in this place that you will find fulfillment.
Listen, you must understand that ultimately, the result is to contribute to humanity and glorify our maker. Lest you become a broken gadget tossed out of the house, you must begin to think more strategically and act even more responsibly.
So I ask, have you found yours and are you fulfilling it?