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Discovering Your Purpose in Life with a Visionary Mind by Esther Osakwe


Often times, we are caught in a web of confusion on the issue of what life holds for us. And many tend to copy or emulate someone else’s calling. The effect of the confusion on us has become so frightening that very many people now live in regrets after wasting so much time and effort trying to succeed outside the purpose they have been specially designed for.

It is so appalling to know that almost 65% of people between the ages of 19 – 39years are still finding it difficult to discover the purpose of their existence. Some 25% who already have a picture of their purpose are still not able to realise. As a result, giving up and loosing faith in themselves; while only 10% know their true purpose and despite the challenges that come their way, they are still striving and pushing hard to get to the peak of their purpose.

Myles munroe once said that “the purpose of a thing determines its nature, design and features”. When purpose is not known, life becomes a place of experiment. Sometimes, we fail because we disregard purpose.

“Until you discover what you can die for, you haven’t truly lived”. There is an exceptional, intellectual ability and originality within you which you have been designed with to help you realise your unique purpose. No wonder David did say “I am fearfully and wonderfully made” having realised that extraordinary power in him.

Life itself is a battlefield and we have been created as warriors to fit into the purpose we have been called for. In reality, every man has a burning desire to fight for something – a cause outside of himself. In this context, I’d likened the “battle” mentioned here to our “vision” as an individual. Whether you like it or not, there is a battle ahead and you must choose to stand and fight for or fight against the cause you believe in. We have the heart of a warrior just like our creator; and what is the purpose of a warrior? It is to fight; and not just fighting, but fighting a good cause to finish with the mentality of “NO RETREAT, NO SURRENDER”. That is where you know a good and determined warrior.

Truly, the road is rough and tough but we got to be strong and hold on to our vision. We should be ready to say “there is no going down come what may”. Every man has his own unique battle (vision) outside of himself for which he is willing to give up his life anyday. Until you discover or recognise this vision, you aint truly lived or living.

Vision is necessary for life. To have vision means seeing something coming into view as if it were already there; it means being able to see the end of your purpose. The truth is that success is not easy to come by – it’s often all wraped up in failures. So, if you must suceed, you must conquer failures.

I have learnt that to be a vision career, you must have your heart in your vision and your vision in your heart thus moving you towards bringing it to fruition. The question in life isn’t wheather you get knocked down; certainly you will. The question is “ARE YOU READY TO GET BACK UP AND FIGHT?

Esther Osakwe is a graduate of Pharmacology, Delta State Univerisity, Abraka. She is a member of Golden Minds Nigeria.

  1. ken Ejiofor
    04/10/2013 at 15:48

    Yeah, we must do all we can to discover and use our potentials

  2. 04/10/2013 at 17:30

    This is a very purpose-packed article from our very own Esther Osakwe. Greatly looking forward to more. I’ve been very well nourished by these words. Thanks

  3. Rita Adama
    13/10/2013 at 10:34

    very good. so impressed on your articules please keep the flag flying higher

  4. 15/12/2013 at 20:45

    This is the second time I will be dropping a comment here. After Mandela’s life and times, I read these lines again, “Until you discover what you can die for, you haven’t truly lived”. This is deep. Very deep. Got me wondering this time, what can I possibly die for? Thinking…perhaps I should ask the author. What can you die for, Esther?

  5. Esther osakwe
    17/12/2013 at 08:31

    Thank you for the question.In other to die right you must learn to fight right.To fight and die for something you must take a stand to risk getting hurt therby defending what u believe in.when it is worthy and just then it is an ideal that makes your life worth living.your commitment and determination to real life challenges reveals how much of yourself you are willing to give. “I am commited to bring Normalcy to health challenge.its a battle to maintain my health.That makes it worth fighting and dieing for.i am determined to bring it to fruition for me and the world at large.The real fight is waged with actions not just words.Be an example for others to follow and they will believe when you speak.

  6. 17/12/2013 at 09:03

    Thanks you very much, Esther for such an illuminating response. Yes, we should be great examples to others!

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