Purpose – Nia – To make our collective vocation the building and developing of our community in order to restore our people to their traditional greatness.
Today’s Kwanzaa reflection is fitting for this time of the year. With one day left in 2015, many are thinking and planning their next move going into 2016.
Purpose. Are you living in the purpose and vision that God has given you? Are you currently in a place of employment where you no longer belong? Have you achieved your goals in any way? These are very important questions to ask yourself.
Many are content and more complacent in their living, not listening or understanding the call of God to do more, to do His will, to come out of a land that He has said is dry and barren. Fear of the unknown will paralyze, but faith and assurance will drive you to the next level. Today is December 30, 2015. Will you remain focused on that which no longer serves you, or will you focus on God’s voice and rise up to the occasion of doing what He has asked you to do?
My brothers and sisters, Merriam-Webster defines purpose as this, the reason why something is done or used; the aim or intention of something; the feeling of being determined to do or achieve something; the aim or goal of a person: what a person is trying to do or become.
Purpose is doing – we cannot think our way into a purpose, it takes action. We must actively work towards a goal that will build community and unite the divided. God has placed in us everything that we need to carry our His will, His purpose specifically for Him and until we line up with Him, all else is meaningless and will not last.
Take some time now to start preparing on how you will step into that great purpose. Take action.