Disclaimer: I am fully aware that Bishop TD Jakes has an incredible work on this subject in terms of audio series, conferences, messages and even a book. This message came to me on early morning in mid-January 2017 as a download from the Divine. I therefore purposed to download it as much as I could first before ever consuming TD Jake’s two videos on the same. It is incredible how inspiration works: It does not belong to one person, but it belongs to the Divine. 90% of the thoughts here are original with me. Read on please.
“The greatest search in/of man (whether we all know it or not) is to come in harmony with our greatest mandate: The 5-fold callings. It is a search for significance, but significance is only attained to the degree that we espouse the 5-fold mandate. You can try my premise here with as many people as possible and you will find it true 1000 years from today”.
The enduring thought in life is that we are here to make a difference in the life of others. That is our mandate. The 5-fold mandate of every human being regardless of religion, race, creed or tongue is as follows:
The greatest search in/of man (whether we all know it or not) is to come in harmony with our greatest mandate: The 5-fold callings outlined above. It is a search for significance, but significance is only attained to the degree that we espouse the 5-fold mandate. You can try my premise here with as many people as possible and you will find it true 1000 years from today.
We are supposed to fulfill our 5-fold mandate purely through instinct. It is an inside-out job. The problem is that we are so much in touch with our outside world that the inside one has dimmed to unimaginable lull. We see things through our outside eyes, things that we can see, feel touch, understand, count, analyze, conclude, document and so on. Not that this is bad, it’s just that it is misplaced. The analyzing and counting and documenting and taking in account comes not before or initially, but it comes after we have locked our sights on our mandate whenever we have an idea or an opportunity!
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Instinct is what works on an idea to bring it to fruition. Without it, ideas die. It is the messenger of the Divine in our spirit gently nudging us towards taking up an action. The thing about instinct is that it is not primarily looking out for you first. No instinct is looking out for others. In other words, instinct is looking out for a solution to provide to the world through you. The key is that you are the last beneficiary of that action that you will take. Your benefits are the repercussions of the blessings other people have received from that idea, not the idea itself.
“Do not be fooled though. The word instinct connotes immediacy…however the fruition of what you have instinctively chosen to do might not necessarily be in the immediate term. That should not mean that your instincts were wrong!”
In the analogy of radio airwaves, ideas to have a frequency. The work of instinct is to immediately tune us into the frequency of an idea. Instinct gauges our purpose, passion, resources and networks and matches the idea to us…beaming it to us waiting for us to engage!
There are scores of people the whole wide world over who keep lamenting about their ideas being stolen. First off, it was NOT your idea. That is not how the world works. You and I do not own the world. It belongs to someone else. You and I have been “given” the world as stewards. So you cannot claim an idea to be yours unless:
Until the above is done…IT AIN’T YOUR IDEA!!
“Ultimately, man should not ask what the meaning of his life is, but rather must recognize that it is he who is asked. In a word, each man is questioned by life; and he can only answer to life by answering for his own life; to life he can only respond by being responsible.”
Instinct is what activates action. Anything major that we shall ever do is instinctive. We do not necessarily know everything about the idea…ideas pass around to everybody…but it is the instinctive that will grab them, not even knowing how much it will bring, what impact it will make, how powerful or otherwise it would be.
Instinct sometimes beams to you an idea that is unconventional, unreasonable, and for the most part gives the scantest information ever. It is unclear and you have no clue how it will turn out. Our problem remember, is that we want to see everything first before we can embrace the idea. The more information we have, the more comfort we get in moving ahead. We fear that which we have little information about.
“Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase”.
Instinct does not make sense at all. It doesn’t have to. People do not follow instinct because they want things to make sense
The ever wanting to know that the idea or project “belongs to us” causes us to fall into the paralysis analysis pattern. We care too much to the degree that we want to focus on finesse and perfection way before we can get started. In the Lean Startup Eric Ries encourages us to get started, and iterate as we go. Your idea already has whiskers but you are still baby-sitting it. Get detached and ship it…iterate as you go.
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I have some news for you and me: we will not always know the in and out of life. We will not always have everything figured out before we start. That is a given.
This is self explanatory. The first two points still infer to it. Following an instinct does not mean that you might not get into trouble. So let’s just get that out of the way. Instinct does not guarantee a trouble free, smooth sailing. It only guarantees that what you were meant to do, will in the end come out good.
“Most people are too sensitive to be successful because the first thing that growls at you, you run back to the familiar”
Once beaten twice shy. That is why we always get hesitant about new ideas. We want to test them out for viability, ‘making sense-ness’ and so on. We want to protect our selves from failing like we did in the past. This experience with failure is what robs many kids of their greatness. As they are growing up, they can dream of just about anything…until they are met with opposition again and again and again…then they stop dreaming. In that state, it is difficult to be instinctive.
We have already talked about this in another post. Again, the thinking that we are the only force behind the idea is wrong. Remember, ideas are not for you. They are for the world. And the world of course belongs to the Divine. You and I are simply partners with the Divine. So do your part, let Him do his.
To be continued here…