Well, I’m a big fan of the show Heartland, which is about a girl who basically takes troublesome horses and changes their behavior or even the behaviors of their people. Furthermore, the show is about a ranch where her family takes in people who are just as troublesome and changes their behaviors. I want to do something similar someday- either with a ranch or coffee shop – and help people walk through the life patches of life with the help of other humans, animals, and above all, God.
Yet, as I help people through life patches, like horses who were made for different tasks, humans have different gifts and talents. For example, some horses were made to show jump, some were made to pull wagons, and others were meant to race around tracks. Likewise, for humans, some were meant to be artists, some were meant to build houses, and some were meant to lead a corporation or even a church.
After all, according to 1 Corinthians 12:4-5 (NIV):
There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit distributes them. There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord.
I used to work in various analytical and office jobs at different companies; however, when I was let go from my last job three years ago, I decided to re-invent myself and use my gifts and talents in the ways I was meant to use them. After all, i was bored out of my mind with office work but noticed I was content in ministry type roles. Just like a racing horse would be bored in a petting zoo but would be thrilled to race around a track.
In conclusion, I was meant to be an artist/craftsperson, write, and reach out to people through ministry; thus, the reason I eventually want to open up a ranch/coffee shop that reaches out to people. Thus, with these gifts, my purpose is to reach people through creative methods like art or writing while showing them God’s love through His Creation and helping them heal from the wounds of painful experiences.”
1) What are your gifts?
2) What is your purpose?
3) Do you feel like you are fulfilling your purpose in life?