INSTINCT – The Power To Unleash Your Inborn Drive, By T.D. Jakes
I was reading the first chapter of the book, INSTINCT by T.D.Jakes and at the tail end of that chapter, the author said “I am not writing a book to show you how to get rich, because I know that many rich people have not identified their purpose”. This statement made me realize the big gap between being wealthy and having fulfillment.
I had never seen INSTINCT as the major prerequisite that we all need to enjoy divine direction from God. But while reading the book, I saw that INSTINCT is a free gift that God has given to everyone of us to guide us in our day to day activities. Jakes pointed out that “Our instincts are the treasure map for our soul’s satisfaction.”
He also pointed out that following our instincts can make the crucial distinction between what we are good at, our vocation or skill set and what we are good for – the fulfillment of our purposeful potential. So many of us have not been able to draw a clear line with the two, we mix our interest up with our calling.
I don’t want you to get it twisted here, so get this right: your INSTINCT can’t lord over you, you have to develop a relationship with the person of your soul. I personally call it the Holy Spirit; your human soul can’t lead you better than what you feed it. That was why I said you need a good relationship with your INSTINCT.
I so much loved it when the author said “When both your intellect and your instincts are aligned, then producing the fruits of your labor brings satisfaction beyond measure.” I see it as yielding to the leading of the Spirit. When you know the personality (Holy Spirit) beyond your instinct, it will be difficult for you to think he will lead you to do something wrong.
INSTINCT is about discovering what you are called to do; it explains how you can get to your sweet spot. The book shows you who you are and what sets you apart from others. The author defined it as the product of what you have and what you want to have. It’s the light that gives you peace when you are doing what you are made for.
“Trailblazing people move by instinct, because there is nothing outward that suggests that what they see inwardly is possible.” Your INSTICNT encourages and motivates you to take that your first step toward your multibillion dollar business idea, it speaks to you about that young guy you are thinking of starting a relationship with, it’s part of your everyday life.
Personally, I will like you to get a copy of this master piece map that has been drafted to direct you to where your best and your greatest self lays. The book has 21 insightful chapters that also show how the author’s INSTICNT has guided him to greatness, not minding the life’s challenges and disappointments that once confronted his ministry and family.
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