Battles are part of our daily lives. We win some and we lose some. Nobody is immuned to the battles of life. You can’t dodge your battles. Delay them you can, but avoid them totally, you can’t. Some battles leave huge scars on our character and destiny. They shape us either for the best or for the worst.
Among all battles of life, the greatest is the battle of Purpose versus Survival. It is a battle every one must fight. It is the battle that separates the men from the boys, the heroes from the villains, and the legends from the rookies. Unfortunately, as important as this battle is, some don’t even know they are fighting this battle. Even those that are aware readily give up before they even fight this battle.
The battle of Purpose vs. Survival pits your very essence (sole reason for existence) against your desire to survive. This is the battle that made Esau sold his birthright to Jacob for a morsel of pottage. It makes men ignore their dreams and passions because they need to make a living. It is the reason many labour everyday, waking up early and returning late, without any sense of fulfillment. It is the battle of fulfilling your destiny against satisfying your immediate needs. It is the battle of ‘You’ against the world. Only few men win this battle and at great cost. Such men live on, long after their death. It is a battle you must win if you are to make a difference in this life.
Nigeria is still struggling largely because many of us are still pursuing survival at the expense of purpose. Our Survival instinct is truly high but our Purpose instinct is dismally low! Any nation that is bent on survival can only at best Survive! Our leaders are victims of survival hence their propensity to loot the treasury. The more people we have winning the battle of Purpose against Survival, the better for all of us.
You are a creature of Purpose, not a subject of Survival! The three temptations threw by the devil at Jesus after fasting were aimed at making Jesus chose Survival against Purpose.
So, are you pursuing Purpose or Survival?
God bless us all.
Good morning Africa!
Good morning Nigeria!
# ‘Success Redefined’ Seminar went well. Thanks to all our participants.