Be confident in your purpose, not coveting another man’s purpose.
While having the God and Me moment in the early hours of today, this message dropped.
I understood it immediately, because I’ll say lately I’ve been wanting some kind of success maybe because the process has been completed and the product looks polished compared to mine which is just starting and of course a raw material just starting production looks all messy and unrefined!
To Covet means to longingly desire something that belongs to another.
I stopped and I asked for more clarity as I prayed in the Holy Spirit, and I was told that I should be comfortable in my journey. Comfortability here doesn’t mean complacency or feeling of weakness, but rather a sense of attitude of ownership, embracing what I’ve been called to do and taking necessary actions towards achieving them according to each phase.
It also entails not jumping the role or cutting corners to see it work out but following step by step, acquiring the right instruments needed to build the necessary.
I always do, whenever Abba leads me, because I count it all joy and a rare great privilege to be taught by HIM.
“You shall not covet your neighbor’s house. You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his male or female servant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.”Exodus 20:17 NIV
So FAM, this is me reaching out to everyone; Yes, we all have dreams, there are people who have walked in that line of purpose whom we look up to and we try to emulate but there’s a thin line between admiring and coveting what they have. It’s okay to appreciate them, celebrate them and be trained, mentored and led by them but going much more and being envious, wanting what they have neglecting your own and finding ways of taking their own because it’s now completed doesn’t speak well of us.
Let’s work towards out purpose, these guys have too. I’m sure they didn’t wake up one morning and everything just worked into place, even if it did, they still had to work through maintaining it the way it is now, so why be jealous?
(James 4:2-4, Romans 13:9)
The energy and time we spend coveting can be chanelled to work on our purpose to seeing them manifest. So embrace your gifts, talents and vision no matter how little or insignificant it might seem, as long as the Lord laid it in your heart, there’s someone out there that needs it, you’ll definitely have your sky where your stars will shine!
“If any of you lacks wisdom [to guide him through a decision or circumstance], he is to ask of [our benevolent] God, who gives to everyone generously and without rebuke or blame, and it will be given to him. But he must ask [for wisdom] in faith, without doubting [God’s willingness to help], for the one who doubts is like a billowing surge of the sea that is blown about and tossed by the wind. For such a person ought not to think or expect that he will receive anything [at all] from the Lord, being a double-minded man, unstable and restless in all his ways [in everything he thinks, feels, or decides].”
JAMES 1:5-8 AMP
We asked God for wisdom, to direct us in our life’s purpose, so why covet what another man has taken time to build? Truth is we don’t even know to what depth that person has gone through to make it happen, we really don’t know. Because its working for A doesn’t mean you’ll want that particular line of business/vision so badly that you’ll walk out of your life’s purpose into their own, but you can’t reap much because its not what you’ve been called to do, so you find yourself struggling, you keep going back and forth…..search your heart, return to God and let Him tell you where it is you’ve missed it.
Believe in yourself and in whom who sent you, seek ways of improving your skills towards your purpose.
God help us all.
Much love 💞