Love births Wisdom.
Let me explain. When you have a love for children, a special Wisdom begins to grow and develop in you toward children. You begin to understand their fears, tears, and desires. When you have a love toward animals, you develop an intuition, a special Wisdom for their behavior and conduct. You can sense what they are feeling. When you need Wisdom in your marriage, love for your mate must be birthed first. Wisdom is the product of love.
Love births persistence. When you love something, you give birth to extraordinary tenacity, determination, and persistence. Recently, I read a powerful story about a runner. In his youth, he had a terrible disease. Doctors insisted he would never be able to even walk again. But something powerful was within him. He loved running.
His love for running birthed determination. He ended up winning a gold medal in the Olympics. Love is stronger than sickness. It is stronger than disease. It is stronger than poverty. So find what you truly and continuously love, and build your daily agenda around it.
You contain certain qualities, specific gifts and worthy traits. They make you unique. You are distinct from the herd. What is it? What do you love to talk about the most? I discussed this with my staff recently. “If every human on earth was paid $10 an hour for work, regardless of the type of job, what would you do? For example, if you chose to be a janitor of a building, you would receive $10 an hour for it. If you decided that you wanted to be a heart surgeon, you would still receive $10 an hour. What would you love to do if money was no longer a factor?” That Is Your Life Assignment.
Moses loved people. When he saw an Egyptian beating a fellow Israelite, he moved quickly. In his passion for justice he killed the Egyptian. That was unfortunate. It postponed his Assignment. But his love for his people was a clue to his mantle as a deliverer. He was attentive to the cries. He cared. His compassion ran deep. Because he had a love for people, he was able to lead people. They followed him. Yes, they complained, whined, and griped, but they had found their leader.
Abraham loved peace. He despised conflict. So when God decided to destroy Sodom and Gomorrah, Abraham became an intercessor and mediator for Lot, his nephew, who lived in Sodom. His love for peace and justice was rewarded by God. Though Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed, Lot and his daughters were brought out safely. It happened because Abraham contained something very precious: a love for peace. His love for peace birthed the Wisdom necessary to achieve it.
Recently, a close friend of mine came to our ministry and gave a special teaching. He gave us a personality profile and helped us discover the greatest gifts within us. He showed us how to examine the lives of Bible characters and showed us how we relate to them. This is one of the most important things you can do. You must find what you really care about and develop your life around it.
It is wise to alter and change the flaws within us, but it is even wiser to acknowledge and embrace the center of your calling. Permit the true you to become strong. I have often heard people insistently tell a shy person, “You must talk more!” Then the same person will turn to someone talking a lot and say, “Be quiet! Just sit and listen!” We instruct youth, “Get more serious about life.” Then we instruct the elderly, “You need to be less serious and lighten up!”
Do not move away from the essence of what God made you. Understand the importance of your uniqueness. Discern your gifts. Name your calling. Build your daily agenda around it. Whatever you are gifted to do is what you should be doing. What you truly love the most is a clue to a marvelous gift and quality inside you.
“Ye have compassed this mountain long enough: turn you northward” (Deuteronomy 2:3).
– THE ASSIGNMENT: THE DREAM & THE DESTINY
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