I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Finally, there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give to me on that Day, and not to me only but also to all who have loved His appearing.
Memory Verse: Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.1 Corinthians 15:58.
Why do most people desire to be someone else? You find an average individual, working so hard not to be the best version of their unique self but to be like somebody else. This trend is what goes on in the entire universe today because we cannot see the truth behind who we really are and what we have been called for. The average teenager and adult get their inspiration online from people whom they cannot physically see and call them distant mentor but who is a mentor? The glossy side is what we all see, the struggles masked up we cannot.
The general definition of a mentor is someone who gives a less experienced person advice over a period of time, coaches them and supports wherever they can. That in the business world might be referred to as a subject matter expert who impacts others with their knowledge with the expectation that the mentee becomes better at what they do and not necessarily to change direction from their calling. A mentee generally already knows their calling and the mentor helps them get better. The partnership is usually one that last over a very long time therefore the mentee will not only remain loyal to their calling but also become the best at what they do.
Most times, we turn out to be confused and become jack of all trades because we haven’t taken time out to understand what God has called us to do and for this reason we become really confused and get lost in the mix of life which we may never be able to navigate away from because at this time we are leading ourselves on the journey of life.
For this reason, we may spend an awful lot of time living an unfulfilled and non-impactful life. The life of Apostle Paul is one that is quite an inspiration. Saul was created to be an Apostle and until he had that encounter with Christa and understood his calling, he was literally all over the place, wandering. When Saul met with Jesus, he took up his cross and focused on his calling, He had a name and status change then became the most recognised author in the new testament of the bible.
Apostle Paul was following Jesus and kept the faith, remaining glued to his calling hence why he could achieve the prize for his loyalty – The crown of righteousness.
The final prize is only reserved for those who remain loyal, you could absorb some blessing on the journey as king Solomon did when he pleased the Lord but king Solomon did not win the ultimate prize for remaining faithful.
What has the Lord called you to? Do you know your original calling, or you have moved away into something you think is more profitable? It’s really important to understand if you are the Moses, Joshua or the Aaron and Hur. These 4 individual were all working toward their own calling despite Moses being appointed by God as their leader.
And so it was, when Moses held up his hand, that Israel prevailed; and when he let down his hand, Amalek prevailed. But Moses’ hands became heavy; so they took a stone and put it under him, and he sat on it. And Aaron and Hur supported his hands, one on one side, and the other on the other side; and his hands were steady until the going down of the sun. So Joshua defeated Amalek and his people with the edge of the sword, Exodus 17:11-13
Jesus knew his purpose and remained in it until death: for this cause I was born, and for this cause I have come into the world, that I should bear witness to the truth. John 18: 37. as his brothers and sisters, we can know our calling and have been given what it takes to remain faithful till the end. II Peter 1:3.
Your calling is your calling. This is where you will operate the best and be awarded the prize for faithfulness, consistency and loyalty.
- Father I thank you for another wonderful month full of your goodness
- Help me Lord to live a life that is pleasing to you
- Help me to love you unconditionally and live in what you have called me to
- Help me to be a better version of myself daily and not try to be someone else.
- Help me to focus only on you God and serve no man-made gods or creation
- Father let my life be an expression of your grace and let your favour be my portion.
- Forgive my sins Lord and answer my prayers, in Jesus’ name, Amen.