Life has no significance in and of itself if its import is not consciously sought, doggedly cultivated and brilliantly displayed. It is a quest that all mortals must activate if drudgery must be banished from our human realities on this side of eternity.
This thought forms the orbit upon which the book GIVING YOUR LIFE A MEANING revolves. It is the central theme that runs consistently throughout the 160 pages of this brilliant work.
The author, a young but visionary man who has been involved in motivating youth for many years employs a simple, formal style of writing that drives home the burden of his heart. This quality sets it apart from many other books on this subject, many of which are presented in an un-relatable manner.
The book is divided into three parts each consisting of three chapters.
PART ONE focuses on the essentials of setting out on the journey of making one’s life count by the discovery of one’s purpose. The author explores the necessary foundational step of letting go of the past and makes a clear case for why it is pertinent to discover purpose in the first place.
Part one ends with a blow-by-blow guide to purpose discovery because according to the author, “A man without a purpose is like a man roaming around the market square of life.” Page 32.
In PART TWO, the author takes us on a journey celebrating the indispensable virtue of vision as a necessary pre-cursor to living a life of meaning. “A man without a vision is a man without a future”, he says in page 61. Through his simple but profound treatment of this subject, the author in no small measure eliminates the ambiguity that surrounds the subject of vision and its divergent components such as ambition, imagination, impression etc.
Subtopics in this segment include The process of vision development, The 5 C’s you need to fulfill your vision, Enemies of vision etc.
PART THREE brings to the fore the ultimate of God’s endowments on our lives, which is the display, unveiling and showing forth of the glory of God. This comes about as we consciously walk in the reality of our vision-driven purpose for existence on earth.
In the words of the author, “The world is how it is today because you have not displayed your destiny….There are destinies destined to spring forth at the display of your own destiny.”
This segment is a call to duty; a charge to responsibility on the part of the readers. The author rounds off his charge in this segment by addressing relevant issues like Mentorship, Optimum Time Management and Positive Association among others.
In conclusion, Blessed O. Edwin set out in this book to lay bare the intrinsic issues that form part of the fabric of living a life pleasing unto God here on earth. Such a life no doubt is defined by the ability of the individual to conform to the intended end for which it was created by God.
The author achieved this aim in this timely book by taking the reader on a journey marked by clarity, scriptural focus and a hands-on approach.
This is a synopsis intended not to give away too much but just enough to whet your literary and spiritual appetite so you can be motivated to get the book and read it for yourself.
To the glory of God and without reservation therefore, I am confident that anyone who takes the time to not only read this book but choose to practice its inspiring content, will live life to its fullest deliberately, by design and in conformity with the standards of the Grand Designer of all destinies, the Lord God Almighty.
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