True fulfilment lies in what you give, and not in what you recieve.

“Your Greatest Fulfilment and Satisfaction Will Come Not From What You Receive, But From What You Give”

True fulfilment lies in what you give, and not in what you recieve.

True fulfilment lies in what you give, and not in what you receive

Fulfilment is the product of recognising and executing one’s divine purpose on the earth. It is what you feel when you are at the centre of God’s assignment for your life. Everything on the earth was built to give out something that benefits something else. An orange tree is never fulfilled unless it produces and gives out oranges.

Likewise, it becomes impossible for any man to know true fulfilment unless he gives away the exact gifts God has deposited in him to distribute to others. Total satisfaction can only be achieved when you are doing what God designed you to accomplish. Your fulfilment in life is directly connected to what you give to life, and not what life gives to you. No wonder the Bible says, “’It is more blessed to give than to receive'” (Acts 20:35).

It is not self-actualisation that brings true fulfilment, but God-actualisation.

What is God-actualisation? It is simply identifying and fulfilling God’s purpose for creating you. No material thing of this world can bring fulfilment. Ask those who are extremely rich in material things. They will tell you that wealth never satisfies.

Total satisfaction only comes when you dedicate your soul to carrying out God’s purposes for you on earth. The bible says “What good will it be for a man if he gains the whole world, yet forfeits his soul? (Matt 16:26).

Discovering and Pursuing God’s agendas for your life are more important, profitable and far more fulfilling than accomplishing your personal earthly goals. True success is the accomplishment of what you were created to do here on earth.

God planted you on earth as a seed for impartation. You were fully equipped with precious talents when you arrived on earth. Contrary to general belief, you never arrived empty-handed; but loaded with divine deposits for the benefit of humanity. God’s intention is that you empty all of you into your world before you return to Him at the end of your earthly seasons.

You were born a giver. God shaped you to be like the ocean that is always willing to supply as much water as needed to anyone or thing that needs it. There is no one on this planet that has nothing to give to his environment. The problem only lies on our failure to recognise the incredible wealth of gifting we have been given for the profit of others.

Any talent that remains unrecognised will also remain unused. Therefore, it is important to identify what you’ve been giving to share with others in order to create your life fulfilment. Interrogate yourself. What unlocks your compassion? Whose pain do you feel? It is the homeless or molested wives or abused children or injustices or racism or alcoholism or addictions?

Furthermore, what do you love doing? What comes natural to you? What unleashes your joy? Do you love singing, praying, encouraging, painting, caring, teaching, or organising? There is a passion God has placed in you that someone needs. You are a solution to someone’s problems. Instead of seeking what you can get out life, begin to identify what you can give to life, as this is the path to true fulfilment.

When you become a giver, you do not only get true fulfilment, you also activate the divine law of seedtime and harvest in your life (Genesis 8:22). A true giver never lacks. That is why the ocean never worries about giving itself away; because it knows that whatever flows out from it will also, in time, flow back towards it. Choose to become a river of water that refreshes everything on its path. Refuse to become a stagnant lake which keeps all its goodness to itself and eventually becomes undesirable, but a spring of water which dispenses nourishments unto its environment.

Ask yourself every day, “Who can I be a blessing to today?” You were engineered as a reward to your generation. This is the purpose of God for your life. Begin today. Use your talents, energy, time, experiences, opportunities, influence, compassion and knowledge to help others succeed. This is the secret of total satisfaction and fulfilment in life.




  • Wy Woods Harris

    Reply Reply January 8, 2013

    Great piece. I plan to practice what you preached today. Thanks

    • Wale

      Reply Reply January 8, 2013

      Thanks so much Wyvonia for your nice comment. I am so glad you found my blog-post very helpful.
      Remain a blessing!

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