One evening, my friend and I were chit-chatting and catching up on our day. When we had done so, we agreed to retire to bed. Before we really did though, he asked; “Do you see the light in my eyes?”. Sleepily, I responded “Goodnight”. The next morning, his text was a photo of a fortune cookie message which read, “That special someone will see the light in your eyes”. I laughed at his text but I pondered about the fortune cookie and how it metaphorically reflected our lives. I thought about the power of each message in a fortune cookie. The way we don’t know what’s inside until we open it, right? Yet, there’s an inexplicable eagerness in most people to find out what’s the message inside their fortune cookie. For some of these persons, their lives are driven by the message of their fortune cookie. Of course, out of all the people on earth and all the fortune cookies made, that cookie with that message was intended for and received by you and there’s just no possibility that it’s untrue.
I’d like to think of us as fortune cookies and our purpose as the message inside. That we all would possess that inexplicable eagerness to discover our purpose and fulfil it. That in the way every fortune cookie is beautifully made, and of the nearly eight billion persons on Earth, each of us are created with a unique purpose that only we are capable of fulfilling; no one else, not a single person. The other thing that we have in common with the fortune cookie is the way in which only the baker knows the message inside until we open it. If the cookie were to become spoiled and discarded before it is opened, its message is never read by anyone. The same for each of us in discovering and fulfilling our purpose. It is simply not enough to acknowledge that we are fearfully and wonderfully made without knowing why. We must discover what our purpose is- why are we here? and when we do, we must fulfil it. Yes, out of all the people on earth and all the fortune cookies made, you have been created and intended for a unique purpose and there’s just no possibility that anyone can achieve it except you! The world awaits the fulfilment of your purpose!
Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. Philippians 1:6 (NIV)
Learning. Being. Becoming.