The pain of purpose

3 min readSep 20, 2023


Hey, hey, hey,

Before you hold me by the sleeve, I’m really really sorry 🙇‍♀️🙇‍♀️. The past few weeks have been a lot for me but I’m grateful to be back here 💃💃💃

And I hope it’s not too late to say “Happy New Month”..if not, Happy New Month then 🥳🥳🥳🥳

I hope you’ve had a great month so far.

You know how you feel like you know a Bible story so well, but then when you really open the Bible yourself to read that story, you see a different light to it (Maybe it’s growth and maturity that caused it). Well, that was what happened to me a few days ago.

And that story for me is the story of David and Jonathan in 1 Samuel 20:11–42 and chapter 23:14–18. When I was reading this story, I really couldn’t help but imagine it in today’s reality.

Imagine that you are supposed to be the King of a town or the CEO of a company that your father owns, and because you feel strongly that the spirit of God is on a friend of yours and he is even more qualified than you are for that role, you now choose to leave the position to your friend, who is supposed to be a threat to you.

Think about it. Would you really leave it for your friend? Really? 😳 Really? 🤷

And if leaving that post for your friend also means that you have to do all in your power to protect that friend from being killed and maybe even get yourself almost killed by your father, would you do that?

Do you love your friend that much?

Are you that kind of friend to someone?

Do you have any friends that can do anything close to that for you?

But this post is really not about friendship; it’s about searching for yourself.

What kind of person are you?

How much are you willing to let go of if you know someone can do something better than you can?

How much can you fight to help someone get to where they need to be without feeling jealous at any point in time?

If God told you that your purpose in life is to help someone else become great, how open would you be to accepting that?

This story, in this light, seems similar to that of Jesus and John the Baptist. John the Baptist knew that his purpose was to pave the way for Jesus, whom he, of course, knew would be greater than him, yet he went ahead to do all that was required of him. He even got killed for Christ’s sake

Would that be the case if it was you? Maybe not die, but can you accept helping someone else get to their destination with your whole strength and power?

Think about it 🤔

I'm not sure who this message is for; I'm not even sure about the title, but I know someone needed to read it. So, take your time to read that scripture and this blog again.

I’ll see you soon 🤗🤗

Have a great time ✌️