To discover our true purpose in life we first have to recognize what talents that God has given us and then we can begin to develop through prayer and daily practice as we mature to fully utilize what God has given us to use for His glory and not our own. When we learn to apply our experiences in life with our God given talents then this can lead us to discover our purpose in a successful life. The world teaches us to seek success for ourselves but God teaches us that true success is seeking it for others.
It is in our human nature to judge someone based on their appearance, their history, and their education but what we must recall is 1 Samuel 16:7,”For the Lord does not see as man sees; for man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” True success comes when we recognize our talents under God and then we help others discover theirs by helping them to one day do the same with others. For there is nothing in this world that can compare to the gift of God that fills our hearts and soul when we help another child discover their purpose in life through the love of Jesus Christ.
As a parent, as a teacher, as a coach, as an employer, and as a leader it is our responsibility under God to recognize the God given talents in others to help develop them for our children’s future. It is in our nature to try and develop someone to fit our mold but we must recall that it is God’s place to develop each individual while we obey His Word in serving the Lord’s desires instead of our own. When we try to guide someone into a decision or deny them an oppurtunity to discover their talents in life then we could be placing that person in a form spiritual bondage that will not only rob them of their joy but it can also affect the future generations in life until someone learns how to break that chain through the love of Jesus Christ.
True Success is not measured in material means but measured in how we teach others to utilize and maintain what God has provided. I challenge you to teach others how to discover their talents in life through the love of Jesus Christ by helping them to follow their hearts desires to insure their steps in the future…amen