A Man That Has Lived
I find it a great delight to put this post together. So far, we unveiled the theme for the year and discussed our anchor scripture. We have answered the What, the Why, and the How of purpose. We understood from the last blog post PURPOSE; WHAT, WHY & HOW?, that now is the time to discover God’s will for us.
To be sincere with you, I find myself thinking about Heaven constantly, not because I want to leave, but I remember that Jesus will return. I may not have so much time to achieve all my goals and plans. While I have that time, I would rather make it count.
Being a passionate lover of books, I encountered a minister years ago, and reading his books stirred up questions in me.
I began to search for his messages and videos online. Although this man of God is no more with us, here on Earth, his works and books have outlived him in several ways.
As I pondered upon the theme, his name constantly rang in my heart. He had made so much impact that men began to attach the word ‘Purpose’ to a man. His name; Late Dr. Myles Munroe.
The Life Of Late Dr. Myles Munroe
Myles Munroe was born on April 20, 1954, as a Bahamian evangelist and ordained minister avid professor of the Kingdom of God, author, speaker, and leadership consultant who founded and led the Bahamas Faith Ministries International (BFMI) and Myles Munroe International (MMI).
He was chief executive officer and chairman of the board of the International Third World Leaders Association and president of the International Leadership Training Institute as well as the author of numerous books. He was reported to have died alongside his wife on the 9th of November 2014.
Myles Munroe is popularly known for his books written to address the theme of purpose. Such books include
- Understanding the purpose and power of men.
- Purpose of living.
- Releasing your potentials.
- Purpose and power of women.
- Living with purpose.
- Pursuit of purpose
- Reclaiming God’s original purpose for your life
- Unleash your purpose
And many more books.
He was a dedicated minister, a father, and a mentor to many. His messages centered on purpose discovery, marriage, and the roles of Fathers in the home.
Myles Munroe was famous for many things, but most importantly, one statement that everyone still quotes today.
The Confession Of Myles Munroe
Myles Munroe was said to have written in one of his books,
‘The grave is the richest place on Earth’
He explained that many human beings had died with the potentials that God had given them. He stated that many had gone to the grave without releasing all that God had equipped them with.
This understanding made him constantly make a declaration that we all are familiar with today.
‘I will die empty’
This confession is what many have adopted today, although some might be ignorant of the weight of this declaration.
To die empty means to exhaust all the gifts that God has given to you, utilizing them to feed the nations. To die empty means to understand critically the urgency of your assignment and fulfill it with every ounce of energy, resource, time, and assign maximum focus to it.
To die empty means to die for the cross, having the courage to transit to Heaven above, knowing you have fully lived. To die empty was the vow I made the day I encountered Christ. Myles Munroe did not leave above 60 years of age, but he made an impact that will last centuries if Jesus tarries.
Will You Die Empty?
This journey we have embarked on aims at reminding ourselves that there is more to life. Many have gone ahead of us and many will still be born. God created you to make your contribution to his eternal agenda.
God’s agenda is that the knowledge of His Glory will cover the Earth. No man can achieve this alone, this is why God has created us all with our diversities, equipped us with wisdom, that His glory might be revealed.
Men have raised the question of Purpose before now, and men have hardened to it. Will you answer the call of purpose today?
On this note, I conclude this post, hoping that the message has been passed. It is my prayer that at the end of time, you will boldly repeat the words of Jesus, ‘I have finished the work’. Subscribe to my channel Telegram for more updates.