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Someone has made an investment in you!: discover your purpose and find your joy.

Updated on July 15, 2017
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Dana Tate is a licensed Evangelist under the leadership of "God's Temple of Deliverance Inc, located in Compton, Ca.

The blueprints to your design are in His hands.

One day a famous designer saw His creation, an old broken down car, in a driveway, and the car appeared to have been broken for a very long time. So the Creator of the car walked over to it and asked:

"Why are you just sitting here and not fulfilling your purpose?"

The car was shocked:

"I don't have a purpose. I'm just a broken-down piece of junk and I've been sitting here for years!"

The Creator looked the car over, checked under the hood, and said: "You are broken; however, I can fix you almost as good as new."

"I've been fixed before and I keep breaking down again, its best to just leave me broken."

"I disagree, said the designer. "Other people may have fixed you but since I created you I hold the original blueprints to your design. I know every intricate part of you."

Finally, the designer puts in a new engine, a brand new transmission, and cleaned the car to look good as new. "Drive! the designer ordered the car, for you have been fixed!"

"Oh no! said the car full of fear, I can't drive, I'm not capable of it!"

So finally the designer gets inside the car, sticks the key in the ignition, and to the amazement of the car, it starts driving.

"Weee!... the car cries with joy."I'm driving!...I'm driving! I can't believe it... it feels so natural!"

"Of course, it feels natural, the designer sighs. It's what I've been telling you all along. You're a car, and I know you're a car because I designed you with my very own hands. And driving feels natural because driving is what I created you to do."

Do you know what God created you to do?

There is meaning to your life and everything has a purpose. Sometimes finding the direction that will lead you on the path to purpose can be difficult. When we are young we're full of ideas, dreams and ambition. When we become older, and if we have lost our way, came across disappointments, or became a skeptic, finding our way can be difficult.

Life has a way of killing our dreams, but if you're still waking up every day there's a reason. You may feel hopeless, but your situation is not helpless. Life is not through with you yet and neither is your Creator.

Discovering your purpose in life brings fulfillment.

Jeremiah 29:11( International version) The Lord has plans for your life.

If you've become disconnected with yourself, joy may be missing from your life. You may even try to replace "joy" with things or people; the problem is no one understands you like your Creator.

The designer holds the blueprints to who you are. He knows who you are, what you are capable of, and why you're not operating in your creation. Thus, He understands how joy may be missing from your life, and more importantly He understands why.

We were put on this earth to accomplish great things; a highly-intelligent Creator wouldn't waste his time on junk.

"I know the plans I have towards you, declares the Lord."plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you hope, and a future."

Without God there is no purpose.

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Jeremiah 1:5 God knows who you are and what He created you to do.

Jeremiah, tells God he is too young to speak to the nation. But God tells him " Don't tell me you're too young".

Jeremiah 1:5. "Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee, and before thou camest forth out of thee womb, I sanctified thee; and I have appointed thee a prophet unto the nations."


As in the case of Jeremiah, we too have come into the world with a purpose; We were a vision of God's before we were ever brought forth thus, we are known by God even if He isn't known by us. sometimes we feel we're not capable of such greatness because as in the case of the broken car, some of us don't understand who we are until we hear it from God.

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Finding my purpose in life saved me.

When I found God I was a broken soul. When He began to tell me about myself and what I would be doing, as in the case of Jeremiah and the broken car, I began to tell God I couldn't do those things, and it took me years to step out on faith. I felt God would impose some impossible task on me, and then force me to comply with things I felt I was incapable of doing.

Imagine my surprise! Imagine my joy, when I understood that God was not going to force me to do anything but was simply telling me what I would be doing once I was operating in my purpose. The designer is the only one who can fix you when you are broken. He holds the blueprint to your unique and one of a kind design. He possesses the tools that are made only for you.

If you wake up every day just going through the motions. If you feel empty and feel like there is no meaning or purpose to your life, then you are wrong. There is a reason why you keep waking up every day. Regardless if you are happy or sad you are still waking up for a reason it's up to you to find out why.

What do you think?

Do you feel that you are fulfilling your purpose in life.

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We fall down but we get up!

People who are constantly knocked down in life become too afraid to get up again. We see these people all the time. They're the one's we see homeless on the street, sub-coming to drugs or alcohol, or prostitution.

We don't know their situation, but we do see the results. When I speak to people who have fallen, what I tell them is this: "Falling down is only tragic if you choose to stay down. The best thing about falling is, there is no other way to go but up!"

Your situation is how you see it. You can choose to see it as a downfall, or see it as an opportunity for restructure. Many successful people have fallen down in life, but what made them winners and not "losers" is... they chose to get back up again.

They didn't give up. They didn't give in. They were determined to prove to themselves and others they could do what they set out to do. Because of that attitude many people who were once homeless have become millionaires.

From rags to riches: Stars who were once homeless made it to the big time!

They're many famous people who have claimed they were once homeless, but they had a purpose. They didn't give up and they didn't give in and through their purpose- they discovered joy. These stars allegedly once slept in their car, homeless shelters, and bus stations but today they are worth millions:

  1. Sylvester Stallone
  2. Hallie Berry
  3. Steve Harvey
  4. Debbie Reynolds
  5. Tyler Perry
  6. Phil McGraw
  7. Kelsey Grammer
  8. Drew Carey

These stars knew their purpose in life. And even though they came across obstacles, they didn't allow it to deter them. The difference between them and the average person is the key that brings success...determination!

Purpose- Focus- Drive!

When you're driven by purpose you are focused in a way that may be consuming. Unfortunately, for other's, if they are not in that peripheral vision, they may feel left out. If someone was to tell you there was a check waiting for you on 82nd st. you wouldn't look backward. You wouldn't look sideways; you would be heading to that destination with a single-minded purpose.

It's the same with life's purpose. The only difference is with spiritual purpose you don't have directions on how to get there, only these four thing's...

  1. vision
  2. determination
  3. drive
  4. faith

Thankfully, you do have a spiritual guide, and adviser, who will guide you in your purpose once your will, and the will for your life, become aligned with the universe A wise thing to remember is intellect, will only take you so far, and eventually you have to step out on faith. If you take too long trying to connect dots together or waiting for everything to make sense, you may never run your race. The thing with purpose is it will never make sense to you if you are using your own wisdom to understand the vision and not the Creators.

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How enablers keep others from discovering their purpose.

When someone is hurting the first thing we feel compelled to do is coddle them. Sympathy can turn into hindering, and hindering leads to enabling. When someone is always there to "clean up the messes" they distract that person from depending on God to depending on them.

All life form have an expiration date. As much as we love someone we should not and cannot be there for them all the time. We find ourselves frustrated when we try everything in our power to help someone and fail. Hurting people cannot properly articulate what's wrong. It's a compilation of disappointments, let downs, and pain that has formed into a huge massive ball only God can unravel.

In Acts 3:3-11. Peter and John went up to the temple to pray and there was a man, lame from his mother's womb, who would lay daily panhandling for aims. And Peter says:

"Silver and gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk!" And immediately his ankle bones received strength.

Peter understood what the man needed more than money was the encouragement. It would've been too simple to give the man money. What the man needed was spiritual food.

Afterward, the scripture goes on to say how the once lame man walked and leaped into the temple praising God, and all those who seen him were amazed.

Praising God is the key that opens all doors. God wants the glory for fixing you. Only He can restore what has been broken to its original state. He holds the blueprints for your design. Nothing brings people closer to God then seeing with their own eyes what God is capable of doing if you put your trust in Him.


God is waiting to restore what the devil stole from you.

Satan:

  • kills
  • steals
  • destroys

God:

  • Saves
  • heals
  • restores

God is waiting to restore what Satan stole from you: Your joy, your peace, your dreams, your purpose.

© 2014 Dana Tate

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    • The0NatureBoy profile image

      Elijah A Alexander Jr 

      4 weeks ago from Washington DC

      Yes, Dana, my site is quite long, about 90 poems, my life story until arriving here in 2009, short interpretation of the Bible and a lots of other information I felt will aid others to awaken from our intellectual sleep. May it inspire you to further growth.

      Enjoy your weekend and I'll be looking other from you next week.

    • Dana Tate profile imageAUTHOR

      Dana Tate 

      4 weeks ago from LOS ANGELES

      I figured as much. It s a little scary and life changing. I will keep u updated. By the way, I took a look at your website and there is a lot of info there. I will spend time reading over the weekend and will let you know when I'm done. May have a few things I may want to ask you. Have a great weekend.

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      Elijah A Alexander Jr 

      4 weeks ago from Washington DC

      Yes, I thought as much, you have had a "new conception" and, maybe, 12 years of gestating. If that is the case, it is about time you question the god within yourself (Luke 17:21) concerning what is next and begin your trivial.

      For me, after preaching "Follow Jesus" using the game "follow the leader" as an example, I told god if he wanted me to forsake everything (Mat. 19:21) to give me a date and received the reply "this to be your decision, you give me a date" which began my "new trivial." I decided on the exact end of my third year with Southwestern Bell in Dallas, TX, August 6, 1976. I was sent on a three week faith mission to determine if I wanted to do what is required or not, live without any income, place to live and only the clothes on my back and decided I would and from April until August prepared myself to mentally live a wondering life. (I was told on my departing day I was going to obtain a promotion from $335.00 per week to $600.00 per week.) I, so to speak, loved it once I got there!!!

      I gave you that because "you have to decide to go farther, god will not force you."

    • Dana Tate profile imageAUTHOR

      Dana Tate 

      4 weeks ago from LOS ANGELES

      My operation and OBE was almost twelve years ago. I can still remember the scared look on my Doctor's face when I finally came out of the anesthesia. Before he even told me anything I said to him -"What happened? I watched you and the other two guys doing something to me but I was up floating towards the ceiling. It was then that he told me I lost a lot of blood and went into cardiac arrest. When I came to I was hooked up to a machine receiving a blood transfusion. I kept repeating that I saw him and the other two guys and he said " I believe you. When you were coming to you were mumbling about seeing angles in all white gowns. I told him they were more than angles, it was my mother, grandmother, grandfather and an uncle who had passed on.

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      Elijah A Alexander Jr 

      4 weeks ago from Washington DC

      From what I'm hearing you say, Dana, you may very well be one of, hopefully, the wise virgins.

      I don't know how long ago it was that you had an "OBE?" (out'a body experience) but it sounds like you are spiritually gestating. My new conception was between September and October 1973 and my birth was August 6 (4:30pm) 1976 both in Dallas, Texas. Today I say I am 42+ years born with 36 an adolescent. My understanding is, only after obtaining many of the powers the Bible's Christ demonstrated are we spiritual adults. In that light, both Paul and Peter were not adults because they discarnated while John [told he will prophesy again (Rev. 10:11)] demonstrates he is an adult.

      That is how I believe the wise Virgins will be chosen, they should at least be adolescents with some spiritual powers. I can't find it in todays Bibles but, I remember, Paul's writings once spoke about "the first fruit of the gospel." Applied to a tree's fruit bearing the first fruit takes a long time to ripen then a few others follows with the number increasing daily until they are all ripe. So, the earlier ones are the wise virgins who become ripe before being shut up in Armageddon while those who are somewhere between Conception and adolescence (just beginning to ripen) are the foolish one.

      Genesis 3:24 and Daniel 4:33 shows what we are required to become to enter Armageddon, have begun to live like any other animal. We have both Sarah and Elizebeth suggesting girls will be able to reproduces for the up to the 7000 years it will take us to repopulate the earth since Rev. 21's civilization will not have bodies that reproduces. That may well be why you are still here, you are chosen to be with us. I have met one girl who can see when someone else is chosen, she didn't tell me how the boys look but girls have bridal gowns on.

      Aloha

    • Dana Tate profile imageAUTHOR

      Dana Tate 

      5 weeks ago from LOS ANGELES

      It appears that when your destiny was revealed to you, or how I used the term your purpose, It breathed life into your soul. I was also wandering around enjoying life. Working, having relationships, and very materialistic, until I had a operation for a simple tumor removal and went into cardiac arrest. Apparently my hemoglobin was too low and the operation never should have taken place without a blood transfusion but the point is it was revealed to me that I was more than what I thought I was, to be more blunt my spirit was touched. I had an near death experience, and I came back a new person.

      I had been saved and already a "church goer" but that experience changed me from a person warming up the pews to a person thirsty and seeking her Creator. I was obsessed with needing to know why I had been spared and more importantly what was expected of me. Why couldn't I just go and be free from the pains and burdens of this life.

      I was also better, not perfect, but more loving, more aware, material possessions weren't as important as relationships. I became more angry at things such as cruelty, and injustice but the things of the world that used to bother me seemed silly and insignificant.

      I could go on and on but I just wanted to say I understand completely the awakening of the spirit and how I never realized I was once the "walking dead" until my spirit was touched and I became alive.

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      Elijah A Alexander Jr 

      5 weeks ago from Washington DC

      You are so correct concerning "faith living" but, if we use the ten virgins parable, there are only 5% of world end's population chosen to survive that end with the other 5% going to rest (Rev. 14:13) replacing the already "discarnated in christ" (Rev. 6:9-11) who with before the rest of the discarnated reincarnates (Rev. 20:4-5). The "reincarnated in christ" to those who were protected in Armageddon (Rev. 16:15-16) helps to repopulate the earth for Revelation's (21:4) spiritual world without sun (21:23). After repopulating earth we will be raptures one at a time beginning with the first last and the last first [except christ who becomes the alpha and omega] per Matthew's (20:1-16) for establishing the spiritual world.

      Most westerners don't recognize reincarnation although it is all over the Bible once we understand the concept (Rev. 20:4-5 & Dan. 12:13 are 2 easy ones to see). Paul's saying "the dead in christ shall rise first" is another place we find it.

      I also agree with your saying "eventually you have to step out on faith." Although many spiritual people had hinted that I was the prophet Elijah, in my early childhood, I never considered that to be true until I completed my "new birth" process and began to dress as seen on my profile in 1983. Until then I was walking in faith blindly just doing what I was guided to do. It was then that spirit gradually revealed to me my destiny which I don't completely know nor when I shall enter the temple to perform the task. That's why I spend my time on hubpages sharing my views where they are welcomed.

      Peace.

    • Dana Tate profile imageAUTHOR

      Dana Tate 

      3 years ago from LOS ANGELES

      Word55; Praise God for you. I'm so pleased He opened your eyes to Jodah's comment and directed you to this hub. I believe Gods plan is to direct people to our hubs and allow them to be spiritually fed. God is always working. Your comments are always so valuable to me. Thank you for reading and commenting.

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      Dana Tate 

      3 years ago from LOS ANGELES

      Jodah: Praise the Lord who redirected you to this hub! This just shows me that He has a divine purpose for all of our work. I truly believe finding out who we are and created to be brings us peace and joy. I believe you have found your true calling in your writing. The words and inspiration seems to flow from you. Thank you again for reading and commenting.

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      Word 

      3 years ago from Chicago

      Hi Dana, I saw Jodah's comment so, that brought me to this hub of yours. This was a splendid read. You were so on point here. If more people only knew the blessed writings here on HP they would get saved. Thank you for sharing what's in your beautiful heart.

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      John Hansen 

      3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      I seem to have been directed to revisit this hub Dana. Such an important message here for us all. I have often questioned what my purpose was. Sometimes I thought I was being led in a certain direction only to realize it wasn't my true direction. Now I am confident that I am meant to spread important messages and highlight injustice through my writing. I get a feeling of satisfaction when I publish a new hub, so I hope this is my true purpose.

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      Dana Tate 

      3 years ago from LOS ANGELES

      Thank you for your kind words Mel Carrier, and your visit, as always is greatly appreciated.

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      Mel Carriere 

      3 years ago from San Diego California

      Inspirational words. God gave us all unique talents, but too often we waste time going down paths we are not adapted.for. Great hub!

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      Kiss andTales 

      3 years ago

      Thank you Dana I appreciate your subject looking for the next one.

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      Dana Tate 

      3 years ago from LOS ANGELES

      Kiss and Tales: Thank you for your visit and kind words. Yes Jesus can fix what is broken. He holds the blueprints to our design; he understands us better than we understands ourselves. Anyone who feels broken, lost, or faces condemnation needs Jesus. I am proof that He can fix what is broken in us. Again thank you for visiting.

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      Dana Tate 

      3 years ago from LOS ANGELES

      Venkatachari M; Thank you for visiting and commenting. I am pleased that you enjoyed reading my article. A special thanks for your share and vote up!

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      Kiss andTales 

      3 years ago

      What I love the most is the illustration of the car, Jesus is a teacher of illustrations, so clearly you have explained through his way the importance of life, and that just because things are broken down even physical he can fix it all.

      That is certainly what he did while on earth crowds of people followed him.

      As he healed many and even returned life.

      We will soon experience as citizens under his Government and rulership all the wonderful promises on a grand scale ,and as written

      Reference Bible

      Isa 33:24 And no resident will say: “I am sick.” The people that are dwelling in [the land] will be those pardoned for their error.

      wonderful hub of expression thank you for sharing.

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      Venkatachari M 

      3 years ago from Hyderabad, India

      Oh, Danatate! What an inspiring article! It's so awesome and enlightening. I liked it so much and enjoyed reading each and every word.

      Thanks for sharing it. Voted up, awesome and sharing too.

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      Dana Tate 

      3 years ago from LOS ANGELES

      Jo. as always, your thoughtful comments are always and inspiring and appreciated.

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      Jo_Goldsmith11 

      3 years ago

      What a beautiful read Dana! I know that everyday I wake up, I know I may fall down. Yet, God is in control and his hands are waiting to catch me should I fall. I was so thrilled to learn how to be still enough to listen to what God was telling me for my purpose.

      When I did learn of this in 2012-2013. It was with so much joy and for the first time ever in my life. I was ever more assured I am God's child.

      Thank you for sharing this beautiful and truthful inspiration!

      May God continue to Bless you and all you do for his purpose! :-)

      Up, Beautiful, useful, interesting and such a blessing!

      Had to share this as well.

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      Dana Tate 

      3 years ago from LOS ANGELES

      Deena what a pleasure it was to read your comment it was such a blessing to know that this article was appreciated. I love motivating and bringing awareness. Thank you for your generous words.

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      Deena 

      3 years ago

      I can't hear anhtiyng over the sound of how awesome this article is.

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      Dana Tate 

      3 years ago from LOS ANGELES

      Kayo: Thank you for your kind words. I am pleased that you found this article helpful. Thank you for commenting.

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      Dana Tate 

      3 years ago from LOS ANGELES

      Madge: I so appreciate you for your encouragement. Thank you for reading and commenting.

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      Kayo 

      3 years ago

      I feel so much happier now I unnsertadd all this. Thanks!

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      Madge 

      3 years ago

      You get a lot of respect from me for writing these helpful aritelcs.

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      Dana Tate 

      4 years ago from LOS ANGELES

      Thank you Mel Carriere: The words from the book of Jeremiah are beautiful. In a way we writers are doing the work of the Lord. Inspiring, motivating or just informing or educating it doesn't matter as long as it is intended for good and not evil. Thank you for your kind words and encouragement.

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      Mel Carriere 

      4 years ago from San Diego California

      Beautiful words from Jeremiah. As writers I think we are prophets and our job is to journey to the throne of Niveneh and denounce evil where we find it, in a figurative way of course. Beautiful hub and very inspiring words.

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      Dana Tate 

      4 years ago from LOS ANGELES

      As always Dr. Pran Ragan, Your visits and comments to my hubs are so appreciated.

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      Dr Pran Rangan 

      4 years ago from Kanpur (UP), India

      Nice hub full of inspiration. Thanks

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      Dana Tate 

      4 years ago from LOS ANGELES

      mabelhenry, thank you so much for your continued support, kind words and sharing this post. Hopefully others will see it and be encouraged when they understand if they ever lose their way, all the need to do is come to God and He can fix it. Thanks again.

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      mabelhenry 

      4 years ago from Harrisburlg, Pennsylvania

      Wonderful hub, voted up and sharing. Yes, God has the blueprint for what He has designed. When we wake up to see another day there is a reason or we would not wake up at all. Thank you for sharing these keys for living.

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      Dana Tate 

      4 years ago from LOS ANGELES

      Sanjay, Eric and Jodah: Thank you all for your encouragement and kind words. Your visit is so appreciated. Blessings to you all.

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      Eric Dierker 

      4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Uplifting and a great message. God certainly made us wonderfully, if we can just remember that in the day to day.

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      John Hansen 

      4 years ago from Queensland Australia

      A beautiful and inspirational hub Dana. I am pleased I stopped by to read this. Thank you, voted up. Blessings.

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      Sanjay Sharma 

      4 years ago from Mandi (HP) India

      All antonyms compliment each other. There are two sides of the coin. Nice hub.

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