Happy Friday to you. So, I've officially declared the month of April as PURPOSE month. And I've been talking about strategies for identifying and owning purpose in one of my coaching series (check it out here).
Purpose is defined as the reason for something being done or created or for which something exists. And you, sis, were made on purpose, with purpose, and for a purpose by a God who loves you immensely!
Think about it, if you didn't have a purpose, you wouldn't still be here or able to read this paragraph. And, every day you wake up is another opportunity to discover what you were made for (in addition to loving/serving God). If you already know your purpose, KUDOS to you!!
My only question is, are you operating in it intentionally, daily, and effectively? If not, no worries, I got you! Over the next few weeks, I'll be giving a couple of strategies for identifying and RAHKing out your purpose.
Did you know that our purpose grows as we grow and are mature enough to sustain a deeper level of responsibility? And one of our primary goals in life should be to get as close to God as possible so we can operate purposefully.
Because This Girl Is Free (TGIF) is my space to merge faith, life, and culture, I'd be remised if I didn't talk about purpose with you gals from a faith perspective.
A few scriptures come to mind when I think of purpose from a biblical context: Jeremiah 1:5, 29:11, and Ephesians 2:10.
Jeremiah 29:11 says
For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
If you've never heard this scripture, this is God's confirmation that he's given you; yes, you sis, a purpose. He shares so eloquently that your purpose is prosperous, filled with hope, and a solid future.
So don't you allow life, circumstances, fears, or failures to take away the truth that you are created for a purpose.
Ephesians 2:10 says, for we are God's handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
This verse echoes what Jeremiah 29:11 says about our work "purpose" being good or prosperous. It shows how God designed us for a specific reason before we were even thought about. Furthermore,
Jeremiah 1:5 says, "Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you; before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations."
While God was talking to Jeremiah specifically about him being created to be a prophet, this verse is for you too. Simply insert your (whatever God set you apart for) here.
God knew you too before you were formed in your mom's womb, like Jeremiah and he set you apart to do what only you were created to do! Now we seek Him to find out/do it effectively.
I hope today's blog helped boost your confidence in knowing you have a purpose.
Next week we will talk about ways to identify it.
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