The Horizontal & Vertical Dimensions of Purpose

For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. (Ephesians 2:10, NIV)

The fact that a lot of believers talk about purpose and its fulfillment doesn’t mean that they understand what purpose really is. At the risk of setting out on a controversial note, I’d take the stand that most people I’ve talked with about purpose do not have the right idea of what it is. Mind you, they have ideas but it’s the right one that’s missing.

Purpose is not one thing that a person’s … Read the rest

‎Tetelestai‎ (Contd)

“There’s a bit of a problem with your analogy.” He announced the moment I emerged from the kitchen with a half-empty bottle of water in hand.

In as much as I love getting questions when it comes to the faith I have in Jesus the Son of God, I know my friend is quite smart. He can pick an argument the size of an elephant apart with a pin. Going for the jugular of an argument is his thing. Quickly, I swallowed what I had in my mouth, and then I went to sit across from him. With my countenance … Read the rest


Of course, he’s no fool. He’s careful about what he eats and the places he goes. He researches the recommendations he gets before he adopts them with as much passion as he looks into the opportunities that opened up to him before he invests in them – thoroughly. He accepts that a lot is beyond him but he wouldn’t deny that he’s comfortable.

“Isn’t that the way life is?” he asked me. “You can readily afford some things. But you have to save up for others. And even if you’re the richest alive or that’s ever lived, you still wouldn’t … Read the rest