Time Reveals PURPOSE
Caution – Don’t let “your passions or sense of purpose” be you trying to meet another persons expectations of you. We are not to be “moulds” of another persons expectation. God made me to be ME.
I’ll be me, and you be you. Remember this for ourselves and, very importantly, remember this as we interact with others.
It’s very important to allow people to find their own way in life.
For example – one of my jobs with our young people in Baseco is to do just this, allow them to work out their passions and sense of purpose in life, and then, where we can provide some help, suggestions and guidance as they walk through their life.
I want them all to succeed, but I can’t determine what that “success” will look like for them, that’s what they need to work out for themselves.
Passion and Purpose come over time, they don’t come via training, teaching or even just thinking, they come as we interact with the world around us. They rarely come all at once, they are discovered gradually over time. We will all have varying interests over the course of our lives, these will change so much, many of them will be temporary, some will stay with us forever.
Allowing people to grow at the pace they are growing is very important in effective discipleship. Being “there” for people “where they are right now”, we can’t force or rush the growth process, but we can actually slow it down by putting unrealistic pressures on others.
My job is to guide people through the growth process where and, IF, I can. As a Christian, I have access to Wisdom, Knowledge and Understanding that is well and truly beyond my natural abilities, but even then, there are people that I might not be able to help and that’s completely ok, because Jesus promised that “He would MAKE THEM”, so it’s not really my job, it’s His and He is really good at what He does.
I just need to continually encourage people to connect to Jesus, because He really is able.
Discipleship is so easy if we can see it like this.