In the part one of this edition, we have been able to deal with the concept of your garden, knowing your garden.
Your garden means your purpose, your assignment, the reason why you were created, the reason for your existence.
Someone will say pastor, How do I discover my purpose?
Take this example, a knife can be used to kill, but the original purpose is to cut ( meat, bread and so on), now the fact that a knife can kill doesn’t mean it’s purpose is to kill.
How do you now know the purpose of a knife?
You know this by asking the manufacturer or study the manual of the manufacturer.
The way to discover purpose is to ask the manufacturer.
The manufacturer knows the product more than anybody.
Ask God who created you, No body can tell you who you are, Only Him who created you can. He created you, He knows you.
“I knew you before I formed you in your mother’s womb. Before you were born I set you apart and appointed you as my prophet to the nations.”
Jeremiah 1:5 NLT
Secondly, The manual will reveal that knife is for cutting.
All believers have the manual of our maker, The manual is the BIBLE
YOU NEED TO STUDY THE MANUAL OF YOUR MANUFACTURER SO YOU WON’T MISS YOUR FUNCTION AND ALSO MALFUNCTION IN YOUR FUNCTIONS.
To discover purpose, you need to study the manual of your manufacturer
psalm 40: 7 Then I said, “Look, I have come. As is written about me in the Scriptures:
Psalms 40:7 NLT
The more you study the word, the more of yourself you discover.
Also, When God created you, He Said let us make man in our own image, After our likeness, I.e let them have abilities to do the things we can do, let them have the capacity to think, ,discover, process, produce etc.
He gave you His Spirit to guide you when He breathe into your nostrils the breathe of Life,
He gave you a mind(Soul) to feel, think, have emotions, He gave you Brain to process.
All these are gifts from Him
He implanted passion Into you, He gave you desire, He gave you interest.
So how do you discover purpose with these gifts?
Your passion and interests are a pointer to your purpose.
The things you are naturally attracted to are pointers to your purpose.
Your purpose is the end to which your start a journey.
It is the reason for your living.
What you hate is a pointer to what you are created to solve
The problem you are created to solve is the reason why you are created.
Every purpose or assignment is a people oriented agenda.
So you can discover your purpose via your passion and hates.
Some of us are called to solve spiritual problems, some financial, some medical some, heart and excitement related.
Not everyone will be a pastor or be in ministry, some are called into medicine, some education.
Every human being has a primary purpose and a secondary purpose
The primary purpose is to Glorify God on earth
The Secondary purpose is the reason why you are here.
Ensure you discover your purpose (garden before you look for marriage, Purpose comes before marriage. Because you are supposed to fulfill purpose via marriage.
Marriage is more than intimacy, it is your destiny.
I hope this helps someone
I will continue Part 3 later
I see a burning generation