It’s my belief that each of us is wired for a particular purpose.
Just as my computer, toaster and bedroom lamp are wired differently and each has a unique purpose, so do you and I. Here’s how David poetically wrote about Gods design.
For you formed my inward parts;
you knitted me together in my mother’s womb.
I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
Wonderful are your works;
My soul knows it very well.
My frame was not hidden from you,
When I was being made in secret,
Intricately woven in the depths of the earth.
Your eyes saw my unformed substance;
In your book were written, every one of them,
The days that were formed for me,
When as yet there was none of them.
Psalms 139:13-16 ESV
Because I believe not only that we each have a unique purpose, but also that we who are pastors and parents have a responsibility to help our children discover that purpose, I’ve written two books on the subject.
I wrote “Life Purpose” as a series of letters to my daughter to help her and her sister find their individual purposes. You can find this helpful book on my webpage overthewallministries.ca.
Then a few years later, I wrote a second book called “Seven Colours” to help young people understand God’s unique plans for them. Using Joseph’s “coat of many colours” that his dad, Jacob, specifically made for him to identify his calling, I identified seven areas of our life which will help us figure out why we were created. The seven colours of the rainbow serve as marker.
Red is our Sovereign foundations. God created us as male or female, and placed us in a particular family, in a particular nation. with a certain intelligence. Those were sovereignly assigned to us. Of course, “to whom much is given, much is required.”
Orange has to do with our personal choices, both bad and good. Did I work hard in school? Whom will I marry? How many children will I have? Have I made Jesus my Lord? Etc.
Yellow relates to the choices of others. How did my parents raise me? Discipline me?
What about the good and bad choices of my teachers? My Friends? My Government? My bosses?
Green is my educational choices? What skills have I learned? What courses have I taken? What did I enjoy most? Which ones bring fulfillment? What jobs have I done?
Blue is my gifting. Everyone of us has been given a primary motivational gift which influences my passions and desires. What is that gift? In the book, I give a test to help the readers determine their gift.
Indigo is my talents. Do I run well? Play a certain sport, am I artistic? Do I love to cook? Do numbers fascinate me? Am I musical?
And finally violet is the Word of God. Both his written word and his spoken prophetic words give direction to my life. Have I learned to listen and to hear his voice?
The back page of “Seven colours” gives the big picture. You can pick it up from my web page. overthewallministries.ca
There are moments in each of our busy life journeys, when we say “enough!” to the rapidly rotating treadmill of our life and ponder the question, “Why am I here?”.
Is there such a thing as a Divine destiny?
Is it possible that God preplanned my existence?
Has my personal journey been uniquely designed for a reason?
Should there be a meaning to my life?
Is there a reason that these things have happened to me?
Barry Buzza not only believes there is a Sovereignly intended purpose for every person, but also that we can know what that purpose is. By giving careful thought to the seven rainbow colored threads woven into our life journey, (such as the Creator’s plans, ours and others’ choices, our assigned gifting, talents, education and skills, plus Divine counsel) and considering how God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them, we can find clear direction for our daily path.
In a very few hours of reading and pondering the Seven Colors of your own life, you will be enlightened and challenged. You will find answers to the question that everyone of us is asking, “Why am I here on earth at this time?” As the wise King Solomon wrote, Finding the right path for our lives is like the first gleam of dawn, which shines ever brighter until the full light of day.
Pastor Barry’s books are available at Over The Wall Ministries.