In the first post of this series, with the help of the spirit, I took you through a brief journey on the things that are necessary for a man to understand if he will not struggle to discover his place in life and destiny. In case you missed it, do find time to go through it. I’m sure it’ll be a blessing to your soul.
I made mention of three keys that you must lay hold on and never let go. Three wisdom doses necessary for your journey. I talked about the fact that you have a place and there is no man on earth without one. Secondly, you can’t be everywhere. You have a specific point of assignments on the field of life. And lastly, your place is where your relevance lies. These three things are the background knowledge you must have before you can dabble into the journey of discovering your place in life.
Now, in this episode of the series, I have come to enlighten you on one or two things you will also need to understand before we can finally dabble into the “discovering methodology”.
Many people have this question lingering in their hearts. What does it mean to have a place? What is a place? I have been told I have a unique place in life that I must occupy, what is that place and what’s the meaning of a place?
If we don’t answer these questions, we might not be able to journey far. I discerned that I had to make this post specifically to respond, so that we all can be on the same page as we progress into unlocking the wisdom needed to discover our place.
What is “a Place” in the context of Destiny?
We have all agreed that we have a place in life but we don’t know what that place means, and how it is related to our world. Now listen, a PLACE in the context of destiny is the specific sphere of influence you are placed to function and showcase your uniqueness. I take that again, your place in destiny is the specific sphere of influence that God divinely placed you to function and make use of your divine uniqueness.
When we talk about your uniqueness, we talk about your giftings, talents, abilities, wisdom, ideas, and graces. Every man living on the surface of the earth has a uniqueness. There is something every man can do well. There is something so peculiar and different about every man. All these unique things are the resources needed for man to function in his place. To make it short, your place is your sphere of influence. Your place is the specific area God has called and placed you to amidst all the spheres of influence. This brings me into the seven mountains of influence in life.
The Seven Mountains of Influence
These seven categories or mountains are the spheres and places men are to govern, rule, take charge, and dominate in respect to what has been given or willed to them! What are they?
- Religion, and
- Family Life
These are the seven mountains that govern the whole affairs of the world – “places in destiny”. Amongst these seven lies your place and jurisdiction of assignments. The earlier you discover, the better for you.
God structured every man’s assignment into these spheres. He gives them the resources needed to be able to take these mountains of influence, and everyone has one place to rule and govern.
You might have a question here, what if I find myself operating in two or three spheres of influence? E.g. what if I find myself in the sphere of media, politics, as we as business. Does that mean my place is in the three? NO.
I love using the example of the game of football to analyze the matter of “place in destiny” because it is a perfect example. Let’s look at the game of football once more. A player with his original place in the field as the striker – who is meant to only stay at fore front, and expect that his colleagues will get the ball to him so that he can use his skills to put the ball into the goal post. Such a player can always switch his position on one condition – when the team is on the verge of losing to her opponent, and a defensive mechanism is needed. Only then can you see a striker leaving his place, and running back to defend the ball, and prevent the opponents from having their way.
Any time the team is on the verge of being defeated, most times, the players have to play not just one position but, about two or three positions at once. Sometimes, you can even see the goalkeeper coming out of the goal post to take a corner or a free-kick. Those are the only times you see players playing more than one position and jurisdiction.
This is the same as our generation now. In our current dispensation, many things are wrong. Hence, it is looking as if the whole team is losing. It is looking as if mankind is about to be defeated. Many sectors and organizations are disorganized. Many things are wrong, and now it seems as if mankind only lives for survival. This is why men have no choice but to run around the field of play – just to survive and make sure the whole team is not defeated. This is the situation we have found ourselves. This is why you will see someone meandering his way into about three to four spheres of influence, and when you check such person deeply, the major aim is for survival. It is the decadence of our world that brought that upon us. It is because mankind is about to be defeated, hence, it seems as if every player on the field has lost their places, and have imbibed other places to themselves.
The original template is that you must stay and function in a singular sphere, and if at all you find yourself in more than one, you are not meant to tarry there. You are meant to only do that to save the team for a period of time, and then go back to your position, but our perpetual decadence has left everyone on the run. This is why you will see people that are never equipped and called to take the mountain of business smuggling their way into it because they felt that is where survival lies. You see people going into the media because they felt that is there survival is. Meanwhile, according to the blueprint of God for them, they are supposed to stay and take the mountain of Politics and Education respectively. Decadence has embraced our world.
What is the dilemma?
Anytime the players on the field become fornicators with other persons’ place and territory, what happens is that the whole formation scatters. The players become confused, and in the end, they won’t be able to get the victory they desire. The dilemma that this misalignment of places will cause or that it is already causing is that men will not be relevant. The mystery of relevance is simply in “staying in your place”. Anytime a man refuses to stay in his place and master the act of giving his all to that place, he will never be relevant.
A man that is supposed to explore the mountain of media, but dabbles into politics because he wants to make money might actually make that money, but he will never be relevant there because where his major relevance is, is the media. This is the reason why only a few persons in our world currently are relevant. People are wealthy and truly making money, but check it, how many persons in our current generation can we termed as relevant men? Men that the world can stand up for. Men that their echo travels far into the corridors of nations. Men that when they speak from their spheres, the whole world stands still. Those are men of relevance.
You can be a “jack of all spheres”, and explore everywhere because you want to survive and make money, but you will never be relevant. Why? Only men that stay in their places, and explore them well can be termed relevant in our time. Check men that are ordained to stand in a particular sphere, for example, the mountain of politics, media, or religion, and stayed, one thing makes them exceptional – they are men of power and influence. When they speak in that sphere, men hear them. Every man that stays in his sphere and engages it well always ends up being an authority with high ranked relevance there. This is the reason why it seems as if in our present world, we have a few persons commanding effective relevance. It’s simply because on the basis of the decadence, and the need to survive, men have become adulterers of spheres.
There is nothing wrong with finding greener pastures in other spheres, but as long as you refuse to pitch your tent where you are ordained to be, amidst the spheres, you will never know true relevance. You will only be a hustler and a survivor. Your place is amidst the seven mountains of influence. You have to find out where you belong. You can’t be everywhere. God looked at the spheres, saw a particular sphere that He wants you to occupy, and He made you fill it. You must discover it if you will find true relevance.
What do you even think relevance is?
Relevance is not wealth, neither is it making money, nor being a success. You can have those things, yet you are not relevant. This is what relevant means – that you become so useful that your presence in a sphere can not be out ruled – the spheres will not find a solution unless you bring your quota. Have you seen men that the quota they give to their sphere is so relevant that the sphere can’t do without them? That’s relevance!
Until you become a contributor to that sphere, you can’t be termed relevant. That’s the rule. So you can see that truly many people are doing well, hustling, and surviving but, they are not truly relevant because they have decided not to stay in the sphere they have been called to and deposit all the resources they are made of into it. They have become “jack of all spheres, master of none”.
You must find your place/sphere wherein you have been summoned. That’s when you can explore true relevance. That’s where destiny truly lies.
In the next episode, I will be unveiling to you another kind of place you are supposed to occupy in destiny apart from the seven mountains of influence. There is still another system of categories in which you must also find your place. In the next episode, I will do justice to that. Thank you for reading. I call you blessed.
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