searching for more of you ..
“What would you attempt to do if you knew you would not fail?” – Robert Schuller
Most people do not know what they’re good at simply because they have seldom been praised for their attempts. Nothing is more motivating than being told how well you did something. Remember every great artist was first an amateur. Motivation is what gets you started and then motivated habit is what keeps you going. Living in L.A. and being surrounded by people who are success driven, I have come to realize that most men are trying to become men of success and not men of value. They have greed motivated desires. There are also a lot of mechanical professionals and not only in the entertainment industry but in the pulpits of churches. Don’t forget that you have something “beyond the ordinary” deep inside of you and to discover that does not take much in terms of intuition. During your life, people will attempt to guide you along the “ordinary” path in order to get you to “fit in” or be accepted by the populace, however remember you have to connect with something fundamental to your sense of identity, purpose and well-being. What are you apt to be, to do?
British author Ken Robinson wrote the ecstatic sequence of finding your place; “I GET IT, I LOVE IT, I WANT IT… WHERE IS IT?”
Recently, while teaching a class, I was telling my students how important it is to know who you are before you can discover what you can do. I told them that when God communicated with Adam in the Garden, He was nourishing Adam and Eve with the words that proceeded out of His mouth and also giving them dominion. How was God giving them dominion? By informing them of the domain that existed within them. The more you discover yourself, the righteous you, the more dominion you have. Never stop searching for more of you – THERE IS MORE TO YOU THAN MEETS YOUR EYE! When you discover a gift or talent that you have, which was hidden or undiscovered, you have increased your ability to conquer and to accomplish things in life. The Kingdom of God is inside of you but how much of that Kingdom (domain) are you manifesting? Is it 20%, 50%? The more you discover the more you can show. What you comprehend you can apprehend. When God speaks to you it’s usually about you. Read the Scriptures and you’ll see how concerned God is about you discovering more about you.
YOU DON’T KNOW WHO YOU ARE UNTIL YOU KNOW WHAT YOU CAN DO AND YOU DON’T WHAT YOU CAN DO UNTIL YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE.
JOHN 1:29, “The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, ‘Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!'”
God speaks to Jesus through John the Baptist, and from Heaven, and reveals who he is and what he can do.
IDENTITY: YOU ARE MY BELOVED SON IN WHOM I AM WELL PLEASED.
DESTINY: YOU ARE THE LAMB WHO TAKES AWAY THE SIN OF THE WORLD.
An aptitude is a natural facility for something; an intuitive feel or a grasp of what that thing is, how it works and how to use it in your life. Some people have a natural feel for dance, others for telling stories and others for Economics and Math. This applies to music, sport, poetry or politics. Then it can be highly specific; not music in general but jazz or rap, not Science but Biochemistry, not track and field, but the long jump.
As most of you know, I was not very good at Math in school. The last announcement that was made to me about my keen sense of Math failure was at the end of the school year when awards were given in the presence of all the students and teachers. Names were called out, awards announced and applause erupted. Suddenly I heard, “Kim Clement please stand up.” I slowly stood up and waved in the hope that I had inadvertently achieved something unbeknown to me. The voice heightened in pitch and announced, “Congratulations. You have broken a record at Muir College by achieving the lowest Math points ever in our history… three percent.” I bowed and sat down as I heard cheering, sarcastic foot stomping and applause. I was delighted to leave Math behind and search for something more valuable. I was yet to discover that I had been fashioned for something very special.
Romans 8:28: For we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.
What a beautiful promise! I realize, however, that there is a condition attached to this promise. Many people love God and serve Him with their hearts and deeds and then expect this promise to be applied in their lives, but this scripture specifies that it is not only their love that causes all things to work together for good, but also their obedience to God’s purpose. It’s easy to love God; it’s not so easy to serve His purpose because sometimes we think we know better. The benefit is applied when we “walk according to the call and purpose of God.”
CALL: The Greek meaning for the word call is “Calleo,” which translated means “Summons – An authoritative command, message or signal to appear at a specified place, for a particular purpose.”
PURPOSE: Design, end, intention – a proposal, to plan and fashion skillfully and to assign.
What God purposed for you to perform was not suddenly thought about in a moment of emotion or passion, but it was planned, fashioned skillfully with preliminary sketches and plans WITH YOU IN MIND. God doesn’t want anyone else to do what He fashioned for you to do because before He designed the purpose…HE DESIGNED YOU. He fashioned you!
Jeremiah 1:5 “BEFORE I FASHIONED/FORMED YOU IN THE WOMB, I KNEW YOU; BEFORE YOU WERE BORN I SANCTIFIED YOU, I ORDAINED YOU A PROPHET TO THE NATIONS.”
Doesn’t it make you feel special that God first fashioned you before He designed His purpose? After He saw His masterpiece – you – He designed a purpose for you so that you would always be fulfilled doing exactly what you were formed to do. Finding and developing your creative strengths is an essential part of becoming who you really are. As you walk with God on this journey, you will find that when He communicates with you that you are discovering more about yourself than you realize. Once you have prophetic revelation about yourself, you are constantly saying, “I GET IT, I LOVE IT, I WANT MORE OF IT… WHERE CAN I GET MORE OF IT?”
Prophet Kim Clement