In certain cultures you'll find five essential elements, while others may claim four, whichever is the case, every element serves its purpose. One element's purpose may be to create and destroy while another is to replenish. Each understands its role and operate in their full ability. Now let's translate this to everyday life>> Do you recognize your purpose in someone's life?
For myself, I recognize that I bring joy to others. I have a pretty upbeat attitude , smile all the time ,"Minnie Mouse" voice , and a sense of humor that makes people laugh even when I'm serious. I'm sure as time pass I will be able to recognize other areas God will allow me to excel in while helping others. After recognizing my purpose I began observing the people in my life and what roles they served. This was/still not an easy process for me but it becomes easier over time thanks to God! I was once very naïve with my heart on my sleeve,but over time my observation skills upgraded and I started noticing patterns of behavior that consistently took advantage of me. I started distancing myself from certain people along with deleting contacts from my phone, yayyy :-) , lol ! Now with my smaller circle I have individuals for spiritual advice, dentistry, marriage, and etc. Prov 15:22 says "Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers they succeed". It's very important to know the type of people you have in your ear and what you can offer as well. Let's operate in our elements , beautifuls!