“I know that you can do all things; no purpose of yours can be thwarted.” - Job 42:2.
We are all born for a purpose. As we grow older, anti-Blackness guilts us for not having our purpose figured out.This pressure can cause us to blindly chase a purpose and only to discover years later that we weren’t passionate about it.
This is the difference between choosing and receiving our purpose.
God created us with intention and just like we must surrender to God, we must surrender to God’s purpose.
This begins when we shift our mindset from “What is my purpose?” to “What is God’s purpose for me?”
God’s purpose for each of us is rooted in liberation. God wants us to know, build, and embody freedom.
God bestowed each of us with unique gifts and we must look at our gifts like divine tools.
Famed Audre Lorde once wrote, “The master's tools will never dismantle the master's house.” We can’t use the same tools – hatred, oppression, greed, capitalism – to create liberated futures.
If you’re wondering about your purpose, likely it lives within the tools God gifted you.
We’ve already got the tools to locate purpose. Now we must have the humility to ask, “God, what is your purpose for me?”
Surrender to listening.
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