IN CAMPUS; THE PURPOSE
As I journey through campus, many things become clearer in my life. I came to campus with almost a fixed mentality of the people I would meet, when to interact and who to interact with. The various choices I have chosen not to make or delay making may have haunted me. Others have led to devastating results.
But one thing has remained constant; the purpose. We all have a purpose on this campus. Some of us take years to discover what we are called to do. This is the mission by which human beings have been created.
The purpose that God has created us to do. This maybe your business, scholarly or art skills that you desire to keep improving each day. Secondly, purpose is based on the universal command of Jesus.
Matthew 28: 18-20
Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of age.”
This is a great assurance but in the achievement of this goal, we often get swept away by the hype of our age, the group mentality and many others.
Most Christians do not take time to develop the great talents and skills God has bestowed upon us. We laze around and allow time to beat us. Is Christian music boring to listen to? I always thought so. I always loved to listen to the heated pop. Until I discovered a certain Christian band that produced the quality I admired. Of course that was a wrong mentality. But I believe Christian musicians can work their way up to produce quality music. The same happens with all other talents. The Holy Spirit has put gifts in us but it is up to us to develop them and bless and uplift souls through them.
It is not one of the best scenarios when Christians lag in class performance, score supplementary, or even awarded retakes. God has given unto us power over all. If Christians don’t perform, this lecturing jobs will pass on to the crooked persons, and there is no way we can fight vices in our society actively.
It takes time to develop our skills. How can I develop my own blog? How can I commit to guitar practice? When on a mission to get to a certain purpose.
Let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven. (Matthew 5:16).
Do you see a skillful man in his work? He will stand before kings; he will not stand before obscure men. Surely there is a consequence of being lazy. In all toil there is profit, but mere talk tends only to poverty (proverbs 14:23)
Planning for our purpose is suitable, accompanied by a prefaced phrase of “if God wills”. This presents us with a big task. Faith, believed in things not seen. Trusting in God for their accomplishment, and always seeking his guidance.
Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go into such and such a town spend a year there and trade and make profit”- yet you don’t know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes. Instead you ought to say if the lord wills, we will live and do this or that” (James 4:13-15)
Secondly, spread the word of God, be ambassadors of Christ, making his appeal so that men may be reconciled with God. This is through active and passive ministry.
Evangelize through your actions and deeds. Let people relate to you. Take a step and speak the gospel every time you have a chance. Some of us will be called to a higher duty. To serve other Christians. Or even to full time ministers of the gospel. This would be living our purpose.
We defy rules of nature. Like poles attract. It is easier to have Christians around you. It is better for your personal advice. You don’t collude with irresponsible citizens, life becomes easier.
In campus purpose will drive you through. Take time to develop yourself as you develop others. Glorify God in everything. Speak words of grace that fit every occasion. Be just and honest especially when dealing with money. Be prayerful and dependent upon God, pouring contempt on self-sufficiency. Any time we deviate it is easier to find the course again. Going back to the purpose.
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