In 1962, JFK was visiting the NASA space center. During his visit, he noticed a janitor carrying a broom. He walked over to him and said “Hi, I’m Jack Kennedy. What are you doing?” The janitor responded, “Well Mr. President, I’m helping to put a man on the moon.” In that one sentence, the man connected his work to the main purpose of all NASA employees.
Friend, destiny is personal but not private. Purpose is never fulfilled in isolation, it is fulfilled by collaboration. Our individual purposes fit into God’s overall purpose for the earth. You need to do your part. Your part may seem little but it is very significant as far as God’s grand design is concerned (Ephesians 1:11). Your part may seem big but it cannot stand alone. Someone needs to complete you as you need to complete others.
“I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase” (1 Corinthians 3:6). While some people are planters in destiny, others are waterers and harvesters. Most planters may not look successful and you may not appreciate their labours until those who are to water their seeds show up; without the watering there would not be harvests from the seeds sown.
We need to judge success the way God judges success. Success to God is being faithful in doing your own part (1 Corinthians 4:1-5). As a planter, people may think you are not successful because there is no harvest at the moment, but God sees you as a successful planter. As a waterer or harvester, people may ignorantly give you all the credit for the harvest, be wise enough to know that someone planted the seeds that you came to water or harvest.
When you know and do your part in the assignment of the Kingdom, it would deliver you from unnecessary agitations, competitions and discouragements. If your part seem small, you would not feel inferior because you know it is needed in the big project. And if your part seem big you would not be proud because you know that it is only a part that cannot be complete without the input of others (1 Corinthians 12:22-25).
Are you serving in any capacity in your local Church? Do your part faithfully. Stop looking for recognition from the wrong people and places (2 Corinthians 10:18). Are you a company secretary? Do your part. Don’t envy or fight those at the top. You are a significant part of the organization. Has God called you into an unpopular role in the Kingdom? Do it faithfully. God does not reward position, He rewards faithful labour (Matthew 6:4, Hebrews 11:6).
© ‘Demola Awoyele
Destiny Impact Church