If you do not know who you are loss of purpose is inevitable; when you lose purpose of life, frustration and failure are inevitable.
Self-knowledge is crucial to destiny fulfilment. If you do not know who you are; you will waste what you have. Self-knowledge is one of the major factors that assist in fulfilling God’s divine purpose. Having knowledge of who you are is very essential to destiny fulfilment; it prevents one from wandering aimlessly in the voyage of life. Above all, it makes life free of stress and worth of enjoying. Knowing yourself gives you boldness; ability to understand what makes you different from others, your strength, weakness and temperament. Self-knowledge assists us in choice of friends, career, business partner, marriage partner and other man’s endeavours in life. Except you know who you are, your identity will be lost.
David knew who he was; and he made bold declaration to confront Goliath 1 Samuel 17:32-37, “32And David said to Saul, Let no man’s heart fail because of him; thy servant will go and fight with this Philistine. 33And Saul said to David, Thou art not able to go against this Philistine to fight with him: for thou art but a youth, and he a man of war from his youth. 34And David said unto Saul, Thy servant kept his father’s sheep, and there came a lion, and a bear, and took a lamb out of the flock: 35And I went out after him, and smote him, and delivered it out of his mouth: and when he arose against me, I caught him by his beard, and smote him, and slew him. 36Thy servant slew both the lion and the bear: and this uncircumcised Philistine shall be as one of them, seeing he hath defied the armies of the living God. 37David said moreover, The LORD that delivered me out of the paw of the lion, and out of the paw of the bear, he will deliver me out of the hand of this Philistine. And Saul said unto David, Go, and the LORD be with thee.” His self-knowledge guaranteed his victory over Goliath 1 Samuel 17:42-50, “42And when the Philistine looked about, and saw David, he disdained him: for he was but a youth, and ruddy, and of a fair countenance. 43And the Philistine said unto David, Am I a dog, that thou comest to me with staves? And the Philistine cursed David by his gods. 44And the Philistine said to David, Come to me, and I will give thy flesh unto the fowls of the air, and to the beasts of the field. 45Then said David to the Philistine, Thou comest to me with a sword, and with a spear, and with a shield: but I come to thee in the name of the LORD of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom thou hast defied. 46This day will the LORD deliver thee into mine hand; and I will smite thee, and take thine head from thee; and I will give the carcases of the host of the Philistines this day unto the fowls of the air, and to the wild beasts of the earth; that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel. 47And all this assembly shall know that the LORD saveth not with sword and spear: for the battle is the LORD’S, and he will give you into our hands. 48And it came to pass, when the Philistine arose, and came and drew nigh to meet David, that David hasted, and ran toward the army to meet the Philistine. 49And David put his hand in his bag, and took thence a stone, and slang it, and smote the Philistine in his forehead, that the stone sunk into his forehead; and he fell upon his face to the earth. 50So David prevailed over the Philistine with a sling and with a stone, and smote the Philistine, and slew him; but there was no sword in the hand of David.”
Are you confused about who you are? Just look inward, and provide sincere and objective answers to these questions:
- What do you do with little input or effort but achieves maximum results?
- What is it that when you do people wonder how you did it, and commend you greatly for it?
- What is it that you do with enthusiasm not minding whether you are paid or not?
- What gives you utmost fulfilment?
- Where does your spirit wander to naturally and often?
- What is it that appeals to you most in life?
- What is your temperament?
These and many more will provide you clues to the kind of person you are. Always remember that the first and most important discovery in life is that of self-discovery, if you do not know who you are lack of purpose is inevitable; when you lack purpose of life, frustration and failure are inevitable.