Consequence: How to Live a Purposeful LIfe
Life is precious; a gift and a season. To live it without consequence become a tragedy.
But what constitutes a person of consequence? By consequence, I mean relevance and purpose. Some key components cannot be missed. Allow me share them with you.
VISION & FAITH
A man of consequence is a person of vision. He sees what others don’t. Vision is the ability to see the invisible and perceive opportunities where others ONLY see difficulties.
A man of vision realises he only has a window of opportunity to create the change he wants to see. That’s because he sees that window! And sometimes, he creates the window if necessary!
Vision will change your outlook to life because it gives you a reason to live a purposeful life. People of vision determine how they live – life does not dictate for them. But vision brings with it huge responsibility. I have never seen a person of vision who is idle; vision keeps you purposefully engaged.
Vision is not enough. Vision makes you see but faith makes you move. Faith is the engine that sets vision in motion.
Vision and faith are twins; vision sees with the eyes of faith hidden things others cannot perceive. Faith develops with vision. There’s no vision without faith. The greatest of all vision needs faith to be accomplished. Faith brings true vision to reality by holding fast to divine promises in times of difficulty.
How much faith do you have in your vision?
VOCATION & FOCUS
Vision and faith drives you to purposeful vocation and focus. Again, a man of consequence cannot be idle. Purpose compels him. Vision drives him. And he learns his ‘trade’ well. Not without mistakes and bumps on the way, but he remains focused on doing the singular vocation God assigns him.
What vocation are you engaged in? Are you doing the thing God has sent you to do? Or are you busy trying to be someone else?
- When you discover your purpose in life, just do it!
- Don’t sit around.
- Don’t hang around.
- Don’t waste time.
- Don’t waste your life.
Why is keeping busy important? Knowledge!
Knowledge is power; something no one can ever take from you. Knowledge unlocks doors that strength cannot. You learn from doing things, not sitting on the couch and watching TV all day. Your vision determines how you spend your time. Your vision makes you a missionary of purpose. Get busy. Master something or some things; a trade, skill, occupation, or a passion.
Learn. Take risks. Broaden your horizon where possible. Be determined to live above the status quo. Don’t settle for an average life.
The qualities that bring a man to leadership are the same that will keep him there:
- David started diligent. David ended diligent.
- Paul started fervent. Paul ended fervent.
- Peter started passionate. Peter ended passionate.
Start well and end well. And if you are worried that you haven’t started well, not to worry. Start well today.
Keep your focus on your purpose, your vision, your goal. Become a purpose-driven person.
Discover yourself. Discover your purpose. Master a vocation. And stay on track.
You can do this. Yes, you can!
Question: What other key components of living a purposeful have you experienced personally?
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