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Opportunity Lies In Your Purpose

calling purpose why Jan 13, 2024

Opportunity lies in finding your purpose. I love this quote by Brian Tracy, “The more you seek security, the less of it you have. But the more you seek opportunity, the more likely it is that you will achieve the security that you desire.”

So many times in our life we take the path of least resistance. The safe and secure path. We think that by doing that we are not taking unnecessary risks and that our life will be better because of it. The problem with that thought is that many times we never reach our full potential because the path that we think is safe may not be the path that God has for us.

I love the story of Peter in the Bible. If you've been in church and read the Bible you probably know the story of Peter walking on the water. If not you can read it in Matthew chapter 14. Peter was always the bold one. He wasn't afraid to say things or do things that others wouldn't say or do. In this particular story the disciples were in the boat and Jesus came to them walking on the water.

When Peter saw Jesus he said, "If it is you, tell me to come to you on the water." Jesus told him to come and off Peter went. The other disciples were probably thinking Peter was crazy. Here we are in this nice dry boat where it's safe and you are going to get out and walk on water! But Peter was not the type to take the safe path so he got out of the boat.

Many people like to focus on the fact that Peter began to sink when he took his eyes off Jesus but how many other people in history can say they walked on water, even if it was for a brief moment. As long as Peter kept his eyes on Jesus he could walk on the water but as soon as he started looking at the wind and the waves he began to sink.

The point I want to make with this story is that when opportunity presented itself, Peter seized it! He didn't choose the safe path and stay in the boat. Because of that he was able to walk on water. We have to be open to the opportunities God has for us. He has a purpose for your life. It's much greater than you could ever imagine. Yes it will require you to get out of your comfort zone but if you're not living on the edge of your comfort zone, you are not growing.

In 2006 I left a job with a good salary to start a business. I left what I thought was secure to step into the unknown, not knowing where my next check was coming from. It was a leap of faith but God opened doors all along the way and I am still walking on the water. What I thought was safe back then ended up not being as safe as it seemed. That company later laid people off because of business being slow. By following God and keeping my eyes on Him I was able to avoid sinking.

When we find what our purpose is and walk in that purpose we have provision and the security to do what we are called to do. There is always provision in purpose. I don't know what your purpose is but I do know God has something He wants you to do. You were born with a unique set of gifts and talents that only you have. God gave them to you on purpose for purpose. Mark Twain said, "The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.”

Today is the day to start discovering your WHY!



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