EXCLUSIVE: Interview with Arc. Kunle Adegbite

Arc. Kunle Adegbite is the author of the book, Humans on Assignment, which was recently reviewed on The Messenger’s Blog. He is a practicing Architect, conference speaker, and also a teacher of the word of God. He is married and blessed with children.

In today’s interview, our guest would be asked critical questions which are in alignment with the contents of his book, with the aim of unravelling more secrets about purpose and its discovery.

Engr. Awe Hilary – Arc. Kunle Adegbite, you are welcome to The Messenger Blog platform, it is an honour to have you share your thoughts with us on the subject of purpose.

Arc. Kunle Adegbite

Thank you for inviting me to share my perspective on a key subject matter. I appreciate this opportunity. Thank you.

Question 1:

Engr. Awe Hilary –

Humans on Assignment was a good read for me, especially because it focuses on one of the most important life subjects, which is purpose and its discovery. Can you tell us what inspired you to write this book?

Arc. Kunle Adegbite –

Thank you Sir for taking out time to read the book.

I was inspired by God to write the book because there was a burden to unravel so many asked and unasked questions about life purpose in people’s heart.

I discovered that in as much as purpose is the reason we are here to fulfill, it is still a mystery to a lot of people.

When the question of purpose identification is solved, most of life’s problem would be addressed.

Question 2:

Engr. Awe Hilary –

There are a large number of individuals around the world who are living outside the confines of their assignments, hence I would like to ask, at what point is purpose discovered? And how can individuals differentiate between purpose indicators and general life experiences?

Arc. Kunle Adegbite –

Very true.

Life experiences are normal and common to everyone. How and what we use to solve them is what proves our purpose in life. The tools i.e. the gifts and talents we use to walk through our life experiences is what indicates the purpose we are called to fulfill.

There was a point in our life, at a little age, that we were really not aware of ourselves. But God is fully aware and has built all our gifts and talents into us (He may add to it depending on our diligence). So, the point at which we begin to unravel purpose will vary for everyone depending on what life serves each of us, and how sensitive we are, at whatever age. Joseph was a young teenager when he had glimpses of his great future and it was through the experiences life served him that he reached the place, but he had to make use of the dream interpretation gift, administrative and leadership gifts God gave him. By age 30 he had become a full blown leader. Jesus was 12 years old when his parents thought he was missing but it was intentionally that he left them to enquire more about his life purpose. That was why he said to them, “Why did you seek Me? Did you not know that I must be about My Father’s business?” Luke 2:49. Age is not the major barrier but awareness or maturity.

The more we grow, the more we begin to decipher the details of who we really are. The person who is not paying attention to themselves or who may be overlooking their gift because they think it is little will find it hard to discover their true self. For this set of people, it may be late but it is never too late, if they wake up.

To fulfill purpose, one must pay attention to the following indicators:

1. Your GIFTS (Empowerment – This is your Tool).

2. LOCATION (Even if you have to relocate. God sends your increase to your assigned location, not directly to you.)

3. TIMING (One step at a time – be sensitive to change in your seasons).

4. INSTRUCTIONS (as given by God – this is your compass).

5. PASSION (Internal pull that was placed in your heart from your creation. This is different from just DEEP INTERESTS – Answers are in the book).

Never forget, your life purpose is more than a DESTINATION but a DESIGNATION.

Question 3:

Engr. Awe Hilary –

You made a remark in your book, and I quote, “You have a place and until you find that place you will be considered as a wanderer”. One would have asked the question, why did God not pre-record every man’s Assignment in the mind to be played at will, why do we have to search it out? So I ask, what is the value in seeking, with respect to the discovery of purpose in the life of an individual?

Arc Kunle Adegbite –

Yes, before God you are a wanderer if you are rigmaroling without a defined purpose, even if you surround yourself with plenty activities that are not God-ordained. A wanderer is a person who travels aimlessly. And the Scripture says we are pilgrims, sojourners…not wanderers.

God would not pre-record the output of His purpose for us, but he had pre-recorded it in input form i.e He has coded it in our gifts, talents, personality, experiences etc. This is because we are not robots. He gives us free-will to do the due diligence in searching it out. Free-will either to obey Him or not. It is this use of our free will that will validate us for a reward in the end.

The value in that seeking is that it helps to build us up and allows us to know our strengths, weaknesses, limits etc. That way, we can measure our progress based on the instructions God gives to us. The first man Adam, that he created as a full grown man and dropped his purpose on his lap failed because he did not go through the process of having to seek for it.

Question 4:

Engr. Awe Hilary –

Like you rightly said in your book, and I quote, ” Time waits for no one. It has no control over itself”. I would like to ask, what is the time frame for the discovery of purpose, and is there ever a time when it is considered too late to discover purpose?

Arc. Kunle Adegbite

The time frame of discovery of purpose begins from the moment a person has enough awareness of his existence on the earth to the day he dies. So, we have our entire lifetime to keep discovering and growing. This is because God may show us the end but He does not give us the entire plan. We discover it as we daily obey and walk with Him. God serves glimpses of his plans to us and expects us to use our awareness to pick it up.

There are consequences for every man-made delay. JOHN 9:4 (NLT) says “We must quickly carry out the tasks assigned us by the one who sent us. The night is coming, and then no one can work. So, I would say, it can be late but in some instances it may not be too late. It all depends on the peculiarity of the purpose that is to be fulfilled. Some things God want to do have a shorter time frame to get into them than others.

Like the Bible says, “There is time for everything…” – Ecclesiastes 3:1-8. However, in some instances if you missed the planting season, you may have to wait for another planting season to have an harvest in the next harvest season.

Also, with the mercy of God, time can be redeemed. What matters most is that when one wakes up to his purpose, he puts in his all to get his assignment done. It is better than missing purpose totally and consequentially missing his rewards.

Question 5:

Engr. Awe Hilary –

A wise man, late Dr. Myles Monroe once said that there is a difference between a job and work, and you also provided that clarity in your book. Hence I would like to ask; what are the practical steps that should be taken by an individual in making these clear distinctions, with the aim of preventing an undue interference between his/her work and job?

Arc. Kunle Adegbite –

Your job on the earth is a physical job that you do and get money from. It may also be an outshoot of your work, which is your actual purpose of existence.

Joseph’s job was Prime Minister but Leadership to preserve a nation and other nations was Joseph’s work/purpose.

Tent maker was Paul’s job but Apostle was his work/purpose.

There may also be times God may require you to leave your job to concentrate fully on your work/purpose, like Peter left his fishing job, yet even if you are doing the two it must be towards one goal – to fulfill purpose.

The first practical step that must be taking in distinguishing these two is that you must always weigh your job by the dreams God has placed in your heart. Joseph did two major jobs as house boy and prisoner overseer before he landed his chief job that blew out his overall purpose. That was only possible because he never lost sight of the dream God gave him.

Second, always take note that your work/calling is your main employment. God is your first and overall employer. He only allows you to do a job as one of the means by which you express your purpose. For instance, in other for Apostle Paul to be able to financially cater for his Apostolic purpose, he started a tent making job that he used in settling his travel bills and co. He was using his job as a means to express his Apostolic purpose on the earth.

Question 6:

Engr. Awe Hilary –

Apart from the book, Humans on Assignment, are there other books written by you? And how can interested readers get copies of your book?

Arc. Kunle Adegbite –

Yes, I have another released book Titled FRIENDSHIP THAT WORKS, which is available on AMAZON. Also e-copies are available by contacting the Author or his publishing outfit TEMPLATE BOOKS. Direct messages can be sent to my official page: Kunle M. Adegbite or to my publishing outfit page: TEMPLATE BOOKS. Both on Facebook. There are also a number of other books in the pipeline. Titles such as: – The Battle Line. – Subsets of Time. – God, Purpose, Synergy. – Person, Personality, Personnel. – Congregation of the Dead. Amongst others.

Question 7:

Engr. Awe Hilary –

On a final note, what is your advice to our youths and the elderly with respect to the subject under discussion?

Arc. Kunle Adegbite –

Permit me to quote from my book what a middle-aged man once said to me and my response to him. I believe this would help both the young and the old:

He said to me: “I don’t believe in destiny because it makes it look like
someone is just playing out a story.” From his countenance, I saw
that he was disturbed and confused. He was of the opinion that
destiny was a script, and man has no choice than to act what he
had been programmed to do. I could feel his thoughts, so, I said
to him, “If you don’t believe in destiny, then you don’t believe in
purpose. You must identify that what you make of your destiny is up to
you.” You can decide to be a road-side shoe maker or own a shoe
factory. God doesn’t place a cap on people’s capacity. There are
only different kinds of limiting factors that people embrace.”… END OF QUOTE

My advice therefore to the young and the old is that we should do our very best to seek and keep seeking. Do and keep doing. Achieve and keep achieving. God’s ultimate for us is in how far we allow Him to express Himself through us.

We should not be more ambitious than God the sender. We must learn to walk with Him.

We must not think we are too young or too old to ask questions.
Seek wisdom through books, and join yourself to those who know more than you.

Discouragements through offences, challenges etc must surely come, but we must look up to God and not man.

In the end we will all be judged by how we have fulfilled our purpose. Nothing more nothing else.

Time waits for no one!

Engr. Awe Hilary –

Thank you Arc. Kunle Adegbite for taking out time to share your thoughts with us on the subject of purpose, and your contributions to this subject are indeed invaluable.

Arc. Kunle Adegbite –

Thank you Sir. I will be looking forward to more of this. God bless you!

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