SCRIPTURE: Then answered one of the servants, and said, Behold, I have seen a son of Jesse the Bethlehemite, that is cunning in playing…1 Samuel 16:18.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Your affection is key to your future; your passion is the secret of your destiny.
It has been established that your affection is key to your future; your passion is the secret of your destiny.
Now, your affection, in this context, refers to what you do for satisfaction and not for remuneration. In the process of doing it, you may get paid but money is not your motivation for doing it.
For example, when David was playing the instrument, he did not know it would lead him to the palace. He did not know anyone would recognize him for it. He was just playing the instrument and singing for God out of affection and passion for God.
When Joseph was interpreting dreams for the butler and the baker, he did not demand for money from them for his services. He was not bothered how much he would be paid for his services; he was just driven by affection and passion.
Beloved, your affection is where you release impact not just for the income. Your affection is what you do for satisfaction not just for remuneration. Your passion makes you work free of charge if possible/necessary. As a matter of fact, you love to do the work so much, that if possible, you are willing to pay people to be allowed to do it.
Sometime ago, my wife and I saw a magazine in London and in that magazine, a man did a painting, a piece of art, and people bought it for Eleven Million British Pounds. The man was interviewed, and they asked him, “How does it feel to be paid Eleven Million Pounds for a painting?” And he said, “I am surprised that people are paying me for doing what I enjoy doing”.
This means, painting is his enjoyment. He did not see painting as an engagement but an enjoyment.
Beloved, release your energy in the direction of your passion. That is the way to the future and destiny fulfilment.
Remember this: Your affection is key to your future; your passion is the secret of your destiny.
1. Go through today’s message again.
2. Discover what you love doing and live your life doing it joyfully.
PRAYER: Thank You for Your Word to me today. I receive the grace to do what I am passionate about, Lord, in Jesus’ Name.
FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: PURPOSE AND DESTINY POINTERS (2).
QUOTE: The second foolish thing people do is to live without a future plan. It is to live without a plan for tomorrow. Culled from “21 FOOLISH THINGS PEOPLE DO” by Dr Paul Enenche.
DAILY BIBLE READING: Ezra 7-9.
AMAZING FACT: Elephants have large ears that weigh over 100 pounds. Each of the four molars of an elephant weighs around five pounds which is the size of a brick.
If all parts of an elephant are big by the reason of its genetic make-up, everything about you is also big because you carry the gene of a big God. Reject low existence.
PROPHETIC WORD/DECLARATION: As you donate your life to do the service for God that you love, may you see fulfilment in Jesus Name.