Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Emmanuel F.Kumah: Discovering Your Purpose

The Purpose Discovering Exercise

Welcome,I have now seen your  enthusiasm in  discovering and fulfilling your life on Earth.The truth is that many a people exit the planet Earth without fulfilling their purpose on Earth and many are walking on the planet  Earth without or fulfilling someone else purpose.
In this article ,we would learn some few proven techniques in discovering our purpose on this Earth and I must  let you know that the techniques are not mine, how I wish they were!. It has been culled from Rick Warren’s Purpose Driven life book. Thank you Rick, for letting us answer the most important question in life- Why Am I Here on Earth.
Discovering the Purpose
In discovering the purpose , we would take a critical look at the words SHAPE. This are initials of words put together to assist in the easy identification of one’s purpose, on a lighter note , the SHAPE of a thing reveals what the thing  can be used for , a knife is shaped  in such a way that as soon as you see it , you may think it can be use to cut, a pen has been shaped to be used in writing.
Likewise, you been shaped for a function .The words SHAPE stands for Spirituality, Heart, Ability,Passion and Experience. Now that you know what the means lets us see how this words would help us discover our purpose on  Earth. Are you ready?
It is only the Creator that know about His creation, Ask God, spend some time in prayer talking to your Maker.If you are a ‘ Church Person’ take a look at what you engage yourself with in church.Are you a pew warmer in church?, if you are you may never discover the purpose.Even if you are, resolve in your mind not to.Take a look at some activities in the church  that catches your attention and  join such activities it may be that it is where God wants you to do and be- it is your ministry. Many a time we confuse ministry to be for Pastors or religiously inclined individuals. I sing in my local church, and that is my ministry because I find great fulfillment and satisfaction in ministering in song to people.Find out what God wants you to do in the body of believers He has placed you in and you would find your purpose on Earth.Think is a joke?  Haven’t you read or heard  of ministers of the gospel who have abandoned prestigious careers to preach the gospel. You may think ,they are ‘mad”, no they are not –this is what becomes of anyone who discovers his purpose.
Our heart can be a help in discovering our purpose on Earth. Let me ask you a question – What causes your heart to beat faster or to skip a beat?
Growing up I realize that  whenever someone talks about entrepreneurship or being his own boss,and personal finance  my attention is quickly drawn to that,I  gave that a serious thought till I discovered may be that is what God wants me to be, no wonder  am working hard to start my own personal finance consultancy. Think am kidding, wait and see.
I know a friend who is so crazy about the welfare of women and kids, any time she see a women in need or a child in distress her heart quickly runs to the rescue. I one day invited her to church and fortunately a young lady preached in church,and she has been talking about such experience ,every time she comes to my church.I discuss with her that ,that is where God wants her to be- to empower ladies in every aspect of their life and to raise Godly women for our Generation.What causes your heart to skip a beat,what words draw your attention when you walk on the street?. Be careful about such things , you may be discovering the  purpose of your life
Every individual has something he or she can do without much struggle, that is the ability. You were endowed   with some special ability that would enhance the fulfillment of your purpose if only you can use it effectively.I have the ability to write and I am using that ability to help enhance your life ,others have the ability to talk and their services are always need as MC during special occasions. What can you do naturally without much struggle-read, sing , encourage, entertain, persuade ,draw or cook? Find it out and work developing that ability .it is another way of discovering your purpose on earth an transforming the life of others.
It is passion that drives excellence; there is no one on Earth who has achieved something worth having who does not have passion. For me, passion is your purpose in action. I am passionate about unlocking the potentials in individuals to become better than their current level and that gives me Purpose. I am passionate about music and I can sing my heart out on to God, no wonder   I am working hard on  my musical career, my passion drives me ,it is my power in action.You may be passionate about computers, it is not by chance,God placed it in you to help fulfill your purpose on this earth.Others are passionate about clothing and they are great clothing designers in the world. Gucci is a good designer because he is passionate about making better clothing for others. What are you passionate about- cars,animals? May be that is what you were made for.Find out what you love to do and do it with  all your strength because it is  what God created you for.
E- Experience
Some say experience is the best teacher, that is true but for me it is more than a teacher.It is what you do with what you go through. Life pushes all of us around and it is the push that life gives us that helps us to discover our purpose on this Earth. You have some experience in every aspect of your life ,some may be enjoyable and some very painful you do not  want to imagine. It is through these experiences that helps shape our purpose on Earth. Experience come from every angle, from the family ,school,and work place.Look at what you are going through in life no matter how painful and draw out your purpose from it. It is what have been through in just these few years of existence that has empowered me to develop myself in the area of finance and personal development.You may have enjoyed every unpleasant upbringing but it is  through those experience that God would shape you and prepare you to liberate people in similar situation ,do not cry over it- learn from this. If you are struggling with finance God wants to use that to teach you how to harness money so you can empower people to get out of Poverty. Do you know, get it.
What Next?
How has this article been , let me know? Are you still not clear on some issues or you would want to throw more light on some topics, please drop me you comment.Just know the worst thing in the life of a man is a man without a God given Assignment (  Purpose). Thank You.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Emmanuel F. Kumah: Discovering Your Purpose on Earth.

What on Earth! Am I here for?

Have you ever asked yourself such question? Or maybe you have heard someone make such remarks. Life, should be lived with a purpose, you are no accidents.You were created by God to discover and fulfill your purpose on the planet called Earth.You therefore should leave a life driven by purpose.
Friends,thank you for making time to read this article on Discovering your purpose and I hope and pray that by the time you have finished reading this purpose driven article your life would be a life of Purpose.Are you ready to transform your life?

Why Am I Here On Earth?

Friend,it doesn’t matter how you think you arrived here on this planet or under whose
direction — the fact remains that each of us have specific talents and gifts that are uniquely
coded within our own DNA.
As you go through life, you don’t just pick up things you like doing by chance,you just don’t know how to sing by chance, you are not a great artist by chance,nor is it by chance you are a very good mathematician or a good orator.
You discover what you’re good at because you were meant to discover it, just as you
were meant to figure out what your fingers do, and how your elbows work. Your unique
gifts are hard-wired into your system and it’s from these specific talents and gifts that you’re able to define and determine your definite purpose- the reason why you’re here.
If you fail to determine your definite purpose, everything else is wrong.
It’s like
working with a broken compass — you may think you’re going North, but you’re not.
You’re not sure which direction you’re heading, so, you’re just wandering aimlessly.
Without your purpose identified firmly in your mind, you will wander through
life, never quite feeling that you’re “ in the flow.”

How then do I Discover this Purpose?

Ask God, it is only the manufacturer of a thing that would be able to tell you it’s function.
A car does not know why it was made nor knows how it operates,only the manufacturer of the car can tell you what it was made for.You are Gods creation and only the creator can tell you why he created you.When that is discovered you would begin to function in the way the Creator created you.I would like you in your solemn moment to ask God ,why He brought you here on this Earth so you can function likewise.

What Next?
This is the beginning of our journey to purpose discovery and fulfillment
join me in the next article as we go in depth on How to discover that God- Given Purpose.
I would be grateful to read your feedback, please drop me a comment and don’t forget to share this on facebook and other social networking sites .You never know who you may Transform.Thank You.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Emmanuel F.Kumah;Get Another STREAM OF INCOME

The Sixth Cure for a Lean Purse: Insure a future income.

I would love to be rich one day, free from the trouble of money and free to buy everything my heart desires. Would you love that too? That is why I have taken time to share with you the best of personal finance education for these past weeks, so how has the journey being like? Revealing Right!.

Yes of course, George S, Clason’s “Richest Man in Babylon” is a very good classic book for people yearning for financial success and who would love to avoid going round financial success.Well. we are on the seven cure for a lean purse culled from the Richest Man in Babylon,and is my dream that after the sevenths cure is unveiled you would be one of the richest man in your country.

Let’s get studying friends:

It behooves a man to make preparation for suitable income in the days to come ,when he is no longer young and to make preparations for his family should he be no longer with them to comfort and support them. This lesson Arkad believes shall instruct thee in providing a full purse when time has made you less able to learn.
In the sixth cure for a lean purse as learnt in the book “The Richest Man in Babylon” Arkad prescribed that there is going to be a time in the life of a man where he cannot work to earn a living, in view of this ,when one is in the youthful stage, you should work harder and smarter to provide an another stream of income that would flow into your main income stream, you should therefore by careful thought plan ahead to channel this surplus income stream into a suitable investment which would earn enough dividends and endure safely for many years,yet will be available when the time arrives which he has so wisely anticipated.There are diverse ways to provide for this future needs, you could start a business which would stand the test of time and which you are passionate about,this would enable you put all your ears and eyes on it so that you can gain back your initial investment and later plough back the interest. You can also insure your future by investing a small amount of your money in a well selected investment iinstrument which would grow exponentially by the time you reach the age that you would not be able to work to earn a living.
Insure a future income would make you happy and would not rob you of the joy of living, most old people are miserable now, because they failed to insure their future income in the days of plenty.
Remember, your kids would one day be young adults and would depend on you for financial assistance, and so it is important to insure your financial life whilst you are young.
This then is the sixth cure for the lean purse;provide in advance for the needs of thy growing age and the protection of the family.

What Next?

Finally we are one step down to the seventh cure for the lean purse, so how has the sixth cure for the lean purse being.What have you learnt from our discussion , can you share it with us? I would love to read your comments, Please drop me a note and let’s get talking. Thank You.