Purpose and Faith both have their meaning independently from one another. However, knowing my purpose without exercising my Faith, I found it useless. More so, it had me going in circles as I tried to pursue it BUT in my own strength.
When I was a baby in the Lord, I had this burning desire to tell the whole world about Him. But what I didn’t know then was how important my faith would be to fulfill this calling.
It was not until my second attempt to fulfill my purpose in my strength and under my own rules that I genuinely surrendered to the Lord.
As Christian Entrepreneurs, we struggle with Learning how to wait on God; I know I do, and we want to believe that we can help speed up the process and take action immediately. But what we don’t realize is that when we get involved and get in God’s way, we merely prolong our growth process, prolonging further the fulfillment of his promises.
The Bible tells us in
Therefore the Lord waits to be gracious to you, and therefore he exalts himself to show mercy to you. For the Lord is a God of justice; blessed are all those who wait for him.
But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.
Throughout, the Bible tells us that patience is a virtue, and those who learn to wait on the Lord are victorious through Jesus.
Here is what I’ve learned as I practice patience and letting go of my control, to trust in God to fulfill His purpose in me:
When we surrender our will to the Lord, we are not giving up on our dreams - this was huge for me; offering my will and control to the Lord only meant that I was willing to do things His way.