“A man died and met Saint Peter at the pearly gates. Knowing that Saint Peter was very wise, the man asked a question that he had wondered about throughout his life.
He said, “Saint Peter, I have been interested in military history for many years. Who is the greatest general of all time?”
Saint Peter quickly responded, “Oh that’s a simple question. It’s that man right over there.”
“You must be mistaken”, responded the man, now very perplexed. “I knew that man on earth, and he was just a common labourer.”
“That’s right my friend”, assured Saint Peter. “He would have been the greatest general of all time, if he had been a general.”
This story illustrates what is happening in our world today. Many of us go through life, even to death without uncovering our greatest talents and potentials. Little wonder the graveyard has been said to be the richest place on earth. Because, in there lie the world greatest men, and women, who never became great.
No matter where and what age you are in life reading this, it is never too late for you to discover your talents and strengths. Remember you were not conceived to just exist on earth. God created you for a purpose. His word tells us everyone of has a purpose for being here, a particular role to play. “This is the purpose that is purposed concerning the whole earth, and this is the hand that is stretched out over all the nations.” – Isaiah 14:26
“Now in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and silver but also of wood and clay, some for honourable use, some for dishonourable.” Discover what you are here to do and do it. Dare to be different, don’t settle for little in life.
“Why settle for so little in life when you can have so much, just by daring to be different in your thinking.” – Catherine Ponder. Don’t die without being what you were meant to be. Live your greatest life!
If you are confused about your purpose, you can ask God in prayers today. No one knows you better than your maker. He said: “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.” The good news is He is ever ready, and eagerly waiting to point you towards your life path. Don’t settle for less when you can be more!